Inspiring Efficiency Awards

Attendees at the 2017 Inspiring Efficiency Awards

The Inspiring Efficiency Awards recognize Midwest leaders who deliver groundbreaking advancements in energy efficiency in five categories: Leadership, Education, Impact, Marketing, and Innovation. The awards are presented at our Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards Dinner & Gala during the Midwest Energy Solutions Conference.

16th Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards Dinner & Gala

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Spend the evening with energy efficiency's best and brightest at the Inspiring Efficiency Awards Dinner & Gala! This awards ceremony is held during the Midwest Energy Solutions Conference. Dinner & wine are included. 

To purchase a full table (8 seats), download the table order form.

2019 Inspiring Efficiency Award Winners

On Monday, February 4, MEEA was pleased to announce winners of the 15th annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards.

  • Leadership: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City of Chicago
  • Leadership: Richard Mark, Chairman & President of Ameren Illinois
  • Education: Ameren Illinois
  • Impact: Minnesota Army National Guard
  • Innovation: Focus on Energy's Wisconsin SEM Leaders Initiative
  • Marketing: Focus on Energy "Wisconsin Is In" campaign

“This year’s Inspiring Efficiency Award winners have proven to be champions of energy efficiency within their communities,” said MEEA Executive Directory Stacey Paradis. “The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is proud to recognize and honor the commitment of these individuals and organizations for saving energy, creating economic opportunities, protecting the environment and advancing clean energy across the Midwest.”

Read the full press release to learn more about the winners and their outstanding achievements.