Sunday, September 4, 2016

Event - 2016 Energy Manager Today Awards: Call for Entries

2016 Energy Manager Today Awards is calling for entries. The deadline for entries is October 19, 2016, the early Bird special ends September 23, 2016.

The Energy Manager Today Awards recognize and honor the strides made in the field of energy management, from developing and implementing energy strategies to recommending and buying energy-related equipment to monitoring and improving energy-use metrics to facility design and construction, and beyond. Companies are invited to enter original and successful products and projects that achieved high standards in terms of their contribution to reductions in energy consumption and energy costs.

The awards are designed to showcase achievements in energy efforts that show innovation, efficiency, reliability, and contribution to the bottom line from companies that are making the biggest difference in the field; by showcasing them in October, we hope they will help you make smart decisions about what products to purchase or what sorts of initiatives to implement in coming months.

Why Submit

Entries that receive a Top Product of the Year or Top Project of the Year Award gain:

National recognition and validation from industry experts on a product or project’s strengths, with feedback from the judges; Quotes on a product or project’s success from expert judges to use in press releases and marketing materials; Promotion in the Energy Manager Today Awards Report, in the Energy Manager Today newsletter and website, in a “Hall of Fame” on the EMT website, and in EMT press materials. Use of the Energy Manager Today Top Product/Project of the Year badge, which can be displayed on product packaging, websites, trade show displays and posters, and in other marketing materials.

Testimonials from top companies to share with the world? Next year you could be promoting your product/project with quotes like these, from renowned judges. (Note that these are actual quotes from the judges of last year’s Energy Manager Today Awards.)

“The company is successfully piloting energy storage! In doing so, they are on the forefront of the whole intelligent energy system revolution! So jealous.”

“A 5-star, superb project that incorporates new standards of performance along with new technical milestones. A great pilot to be studied and replicated.”

“This technology is groundbreaking. A great blend of lean and green in a highly regulated market space.”

“Clear energy management benefits to the niche market it serves.”

EMT's readers are energy directors and managers implementing comprehensive enterprise-wide energy strategies. Others are plant and facility managers, maintenance directors, engineers, buildings directors, operation managers, construction managers, procurement directors and utilities managers. Winning an Energy Manager Today Top Product or Project of the Year Award cements your reputation as tops in your field and gains you recognition from thousands of potential clients.

Enter to win an Energy Manager Today Product or Project of the Year Award. Winners get fame and bragging rights (not to mention a beautiful trophy).

What to Include with Your Submission Form
  1. Entry form
  2. Technological description, if applicable
  3. Supporting documents (charts, graphs, images, case studies, testimonials, etc.)
  4. High res image of the product or project your are submitting
  5. Payment Form
Submit Your Product or Project Nomination Submission Criteria & Topic Ideas

Submit useful products and successful projects from any area within the field of energy management including energy storage, procurement, grid, natural gas/oil/fuel, building envelope, lighting, HVAC, consulting, boiler/generating equipment, auditing/monitoring/reporting, fuel cells, backup power, load reduction, distributed generation, demand response, cogeneration, onsite energy, and other energy efficient products and projects that save time, energy and money.

The more specific your supporting materials (no more than five extra pages of documentation, please), the better chance the judges have of fully understanding your submission. Include information on the improvements your product can make to the bottom line or results from how your project led to improvements (including dollar amount and percentage improvements, when possible), illustrations that explain how a product works, step by step details on how a project was implemented and how challenges were overcome, information on what problems your products solve, etc.

Entries are judged based on the following scale:
  1. 0 to 2: Useful product/project, yet commodity
  2. 3: Solid product or project with viable attributes that set it apart
  3. 3.5 to 4: Excellent product or project with performance that provides clear and substantial benefits
  4. 5: Superb product or project that set new standard for performance and provides groundbreaking and NEW innovations.
All entries receiving a top score will be awarded an Energy Manager Today Top Product of the Year Award or Top Project of the Year Award.

For more information about submissions and judging click here. To submit click here.

If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Hermes, Director of Special Projects, Business Sector Media, Environmental Leader, Energy Management Today at 970-214-0916.

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