Nominations for the annual National Energy Efficiency Awards have opened, as skyrocketing energy prices continue to drive unprecedented interest from businesses and households in cost effective energy efficiency investments.

Presented by the Energy Efficiency Council and judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the awards are Australia’s highest-profile honour to the energy efficiency industry.

“With gas and electricity costs skyrocketing, energy users large and small are looking to take control of their energy bills by upgrading the efficiency of their homes and businesses,” said Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel.

“The awards recognise the best of these projects and demonstrate just how deeply energy costs can be cut through smart energy use.”

The National Energy Efficiency Awards include recognition for projects in commercial buildings, industrial, SME, residential efficiency and for outstanding cogeneration and demand response projects.

The awards also recognise outstanding contributions from energy efficiency professionals.

Winners from 2016 included Woolworths, Parmalat, MINUS40, enLighten Australia, CBUS Property, Charter Hall, Knight Frank and Sustainability Victoria for their Energy Efficient Office Buildings program.

The Leading Energy User Award is presented in partnership with the Energy Users Association of Australia, the national not-for-profit association representing Australia’s large energy users.

Nominations now open

Nomination information is live on the EEC website here. Nominations close at 5pm on Thursday August 31.

The winners of the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017 will be unveiled at a memorable Gala Dinner on Monday 20 November at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, as part of the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2017.