Providing and seeking recognition for energy management achievements is a proven step for sustaining momentum and support for your program.
Providing recognition to those who helped the organization achieve these results motivates staff and employees and brings positive exposure to the energy management program.
Receiving recognition from outside sources validates the importance of the energy management program to both internal and external stakeholders, and provides positive exposure for the organization as a whole.
Key steps in providing and gaining recognition include:
Providing internal recognition — to individuals, teams, and facilities within your organization.
Receiving external recognition — from government agencies, the media, and other third party organizations that reward achievement.
In 2006, EPA recognized seven ENERGY STAR partners for their leadership in energy management and six others for their sustained excellence in this category. Four ENERGY STAR service and product provider partners were also recognized for their contributions. To help publicize the achievements of ENERGY STAR Award winners in all categories, EPA developed a full-page, color public service announcement (PSA) which ran in major publications such as Entrepreneur, Money and US News & World Report. The PSA was also shared with local and trade publications. View the PSA and other materials from the 2006 ENERGY STAR Awards ceremony.
Partners are also encouraged to promote this notable achievement internally and externally through newsletters and local media.