Award Winners

Overview

Award Winners

The Beacon Program features two types of awards:

  • Beacon Award: recognizing an agency’s holistic approach to addressing climate change. Participating agencies are required to complete each of five elements to win a Beacon Award.
  • Spotlight Award: recognizing individual accomplishments of cities and counties participating in the Beacon Program as they work to complete the five elements necessary to achieve a Beacon Award.
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Beacon Award Winners

Beacon Award Winners

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:

  1. Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
  2. Agency Electricity Savings
  3. Agency Natural Gas Savings
  4. Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction
  5. Activities in each of the Institute’s ten Sustainability Best Practice Areas
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Image of Spotlight Award Winners for Agency Energy Savings

Spotlight Award Winners for Agency Energy Savings
Updated October 2015

Energy savings are the result of energy efficiency retrofits undertaken at agency facilities.

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Image of Spotlight Award Winners for Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Spotlight Award Winners for Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Updated October 2015

Greenhouse gas reductions are demonstrated by comparing a baseline greenhouse gas inventory to an updated inventory.

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Image of Spotlight Award Winners for Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Spotlight Award Winners for Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Updated October 2015

Greenhouse gas reductions are demonstrated by comparing a baseline greenhouse gas inventory to an updated inventory.

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Image of Spotlight Award Winners for Natural Gas Savings

Spotlight Award Winners for Natural Gas Savings
Updated October 2015

Natural gas savings are the result of retrofits undertaken at agency facilities.

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Image of Spotlight Award Winners for Best Practice Activities

Spotlight Award Winners for Best Practice Activities
Updated October 2015

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.

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