2018 Energy Management Leadership Awards now accepting entries

12 Oct 2017

The Energy Management Leadership Awards is now accepting entries for 2018. Any organisation with an ISO 50001-certified energy management system is invited to participate in this prestigious awards programme from the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG), which aims to showcase leadership and achievements that support organisational, national, and global climate goals.

Industrial, commercial, and public sector organisations or facilities are eligible to enter if they hold a current ISO 50001 certificate from an accredited third-party certification body. To enter the competition, each organisation must submit a structured case study describing its energy management experience and the resulting benefits. The submissions will be evaluated by an independent panel of international experts. 

"Implementation of energy management systems in industry achieves significant annual energy savings in the range of 3 to 15%. This is demonstrated in a number of cases studies and examples in over fifteen countries where UNIDO supports energy management systems implementation,” said Tareq Emtairah, Director of Energy Department at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the operating agent of the EMWG. “Recognising leadership through the awards triggers scaling up energy management in other industries.”

Top entries will receive the prestigious 2018 Award of Excellence for Energy Management. These winning organisations will be recognised next year during the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) meeting, which will be held in the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden, and attended by energy ministers and corporate leaders from around the globe.

Beyond the Award of Excellence, each organisation that submits a qualifying entry will receive an Energy Management Insight Award for contributing to global knowledge-sharing on the benefits of energy management systems. Top-ranked submissions from each country will also be communicated to the appropriate country governments, which may present national energy management awards of their own. To date, Argentina, Canada, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates are offering national awards to recognise their countries’ national leaders, and other countries will be added the website when confirmed.

All accepted entries will be published online to highlight the range of benefits achieved through the use of ISO 50001-certified energy management systems. Award-winning entries from previous years are featured on the CEM website in the EWMG’s case study library, where case studies can be filtered by industry, country, award received, and keyword search.

This awards programme is one of several high-impact activities organised by the EMWG, a joint initiative of IPEEC and CEM.

The submission deadline is 24 January 2018.

To know more, click here. You can also register for the informational webinar on Thursday, 2 November 2017, at 8:00 AM EDT Washington, DC, USA (UTC-4 hours), hosted by the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency.