International Awards

International Awards recognize achievements in energy around the world. The International Awards will be presented at the AEE Awards Banquet at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA in conjunction with the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) the evening of Wednesday, September 27, 2017. 

Watch the 2016 International Award Winner acceptance speeches here!

International Awards Categories
Energy Engineer of the Year

Presented to an individual for outstanding accomplishments in promoting the practices, principles and procedures of energy engineering, and for superior service to the Association. The recipient must be a registered professional engineer (P.E.)*.
*Exceptions may be made to P.E. requirement for highly qualified engineers in countries without Professional Engineer licensing.

Corporate Energy Management

Presented to a private sector corporation, agency, or organization for outstanding accomplishments in developing, organizing, managing and implementing its corporate energy management program, and for superior service to the Association.

Institutional Energy Management

Presented to a public sector institution, agency, or organization such as City, County, State, or Federal; a University or K-12 (kindergarten through 12th grade, either public or private), etc. for outstanding accomplishments in developing, organizing, managing and implementing its comprehensive energy management program, and for superior service to the Association.

Energy Professional Development

Presented to an individual for outstanding accomplishments in training and development of energy engineers and managers, and for superior service to the Association.

Energy Manager of the Year

Presented to an individual for outstanding accomplishments in promoting the practices, principles of energy management and development, and for superior service to the Association. Usually awarded to a corporate director of energy or energy manager performing duties for an industrial firm, or building owner/manager.

Energy Project of the Year: National

Recognizes an innovative energy management project in the United States that has been in operation for at least six (6) months and can be substantiated with actual installation costs and operating savings.

Energy Project of the Year: International

Recognizes an energy management project developed and installed outside the U.S. The project is often recognized for its first-of-a-kind approach in the country where it has been installed. However, even more conventional projects with significant success (savings and/or visibility) are also encouraged. Because the awards are based on installed and successful projects, future plans and goals are not considered. The project must have been in operation for at least six (6) months and able to be substantiated with actual installation costs and operating savings.

Innovative Energy Project of the Year

Recognizes an innovative energy project (includes renewables and green projects, and those making significant impact on climate change) that has been in operation for at least six months and can be substantiated with actual installation, operating costs and achievements. This is a broad category, and all projects are given fair consideration.

Energy Innovator of the Year

Presented to an individual for outstanding achievement and innovation in promoting the adoption of renewable, green, or other innovative energy technologies.

Young Energy Professional of the Year

Presented to an individual 35 years of age or younger on January 1, 2016, who has made outstanding contributions to the energy profession and to the candidate’s community in any or all of these areas: educational and collegiate achievements; professional and technical society activities; civic and humanitarian activities, continuing competence; energy management achievements; climate change activities and achievements; and renewable energy activities and achievements.

In addition to the International Awards Program, AEE offers these programs:

Regional Awards recognize achievements in energy within AEE's 14 regions around the world. The 2017 Regional Awards will be presented Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 3:00pm, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Regional Awards.

Chapter Awards recognize achievements in energy at the local level and may be presented by AEE chapters. To find out if there is an awards program in your area, contact your closest AEE Chapter.