The Beacon Program features two types of awards:
The Beacon Award recognizes an agency’s holistic approach to addressing climate change. Participating agencies are required to complete each of following five elements to win a Beacon Award:
Energy savings are the result of energy efficiency retrofits undertaken at agency facilities.
Greenhouse gas reductions are demonstrated by comparing a baseline greenhouse gas inventory to an updated inventory.
Natural gas savings are the result of retrofits undertaken at agency facilities.
Participating agencies are surveyed and asked to provide a description of completed or ongoing activities undertaken in the ten areas of the Institute’s Sustainability Best Practice Framework.