The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency promotes the efficient use of energy to ensure a sustainable supply and economic growth through lowered energy use – thus the launch this year of the SAEE Energy Patron Award.
The SAEE annually recognizes excellence of any new energy companies, as well as any persons who have recently joined the energy industry. They also recognise any persons or companies that have made an outstanding contribution towards improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions, as well as an energy project that has delivered exceptional results.
Lisa Reynolds (pictured), SAEE Board Member, and Technical and Specification Director of Saint Gobain, feels enthusiastic about the new Energy Patron Award added to the program for 2012, and commented “Individual and Corporate SAEE members that render energy efficiency services and products to energy end-users do not only have to offer a service to their clients, but first have to advocate and convince them of the benefits of incorporating energy efficiency into the end-user’s facilities. The end-users that take this on board assist the Government’s aims, and Eskom’s efforts toward sustainable energy supply.”
benefitting SA & the global environment
Energy end-users deserve the recognition through the Energy Patron Award for taking a step in the right direction to the benefit of the country and the global environment.
Organizations that have ensured the continuous efficient use of energy resources in any of the following ways are eligible for the Enery Patron Award nominations
- incorporating a holistic approach within its business model,
- applying relevant strategies and/or policies,
- creating awareness,
- revising staff structures and ensuring staff training
- utilizing incentives
- implementing energy management
- installing energy-saving technologies
- reducing environmental impact and reliance on the grid
- performing any other innovative means of investing in the energy efficiency of operations,
From 2012, the annual SAEE Energy Award categories open for nomination are:
- Energy Newcomer of the Year
- Energy Company of the Year
- Energy Project of the Year
- Energy Excellence Award
- Energy Patron of the Year
Award winners will be announced at the SAEE’s prestigious Annual Banquet and Awards ceremony on 14 November 2012, which is also the opening of the 7th Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention (2012SAEEC), at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.
Nominations close 30 September 2012 and enquiries can be directed to Danielle Badenhorst on (018) 293 1499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.