Published On: Fri, Sep 9th, 2016

AEE Recognizes Individuals and Organizations around the World for Contributions to the Energy Industry

Washington, DC – The Association of Energy Engineers, a nonprofit professional Association of over 18,000 members, is presenting over 70 regional awards to individuals and organizations around the world. It is important to recognize these individuals and companies for their dedication and performance in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industry.  The following awards will be given at the 39th World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, DC.
Winners in Region I (CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT):
Energy Engineer of the Year – Richard Rappa
Corporate Energy Management – Johnson & Johnson | Worldwide Engineering & Technical Operations | Global Energy & Conservation Committee
Institutional Energy Management – The Rockefeller University
Energy Project of the Year – De-centralized Heating Design
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – Whole Foods Market, Third & 3rd
Energy Innovator of the Year – Michael Cham
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Christopher Famolare
Winners in Region II (AL, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, DC, WV, PR):
Energy Engineer of the Year – Eric Yang
Institutional Energy Management – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Energy Professional Development – Jimmy Young
Energy Manager of the Year – Graham Thorsteinson
Energy Project of the Year – Energy Upgrades to National Healthcare Corporation’s National Headquarters
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – General Mills Tennessee Yogurt Waste to Biogas to Electricity
Energy Innovator of the Year – Benjamin S. Blankenship
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Shannon Fulenwider
Winners in Region III (IL, IN, IO, MI, MN, OH, WI):
Energy Engineer of the Year – Terry L. Pahl
Corporate Energy Management – Ohio Hospital Association
Institutional Energy Management – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Energy Manager of the Year – Peter Pavelic
Energy Project of the Year – General Mills Cedar Rapids Multi Stage Heat Recovery
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – Circleville Middle & High School
Energy Innovator of the Year – Tanuj Gulati
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Eric DeVries

Winners in Region IV (AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, MT, NE, NM, ND, OK, SD, TX, WY):
Energy Engineer of the Year – Michael Langton
Institutional Energy Management – Albuquerque Public Schools
Energy Manager of the Year – Jason Swadick
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – GT Mickey Leland Federal ARRA Renovation

Winners in Region V (AK, AZ, CA, HA, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA):
Energy Engineer of the Year – Dr. Melek Yalcintas
Energy Manager of the Year – Mick Wasco
Energy Project of the Year – Pealridge Uptown II Central Plant Upgrade
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – 1111 Third Avenue
Energy Innovator of the Year – Sameer Behere
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Tahseena Kahn
Asia Pacific Region
Energy Manager of the Year – Wing Yin Wendy Kwok
Energy Project of the Year – Energy Project of The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) – A Successful and Sustainable Energy Efficiency Upgrade by Remodeling of Central Chiller Plant to a District Cooling System
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – Natural Gas at Yokota AB
Asia Subcontinent Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Dr. Prem Parkash Mittal
Corporate Energy Management – Raymond Uco Denim Pvt Ltd
Energy Professional Development – Mohammad Arif Hasan Mamun
Energy Manager of the Year – Aruneem Mazumder
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Project at Anandwan, Warora Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora, India | Tata Capital
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Shail Derashri
Canada Region
Corporate Energy Management – ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Energy Professional Development – Jon Feldman
Energy Manager of the Year – Brian Dotzert
Energy Project of the Year – Air Liquide Canada | Medium Pressure Oxygen Pipeline
Eastern & Central Europe Region
Energy Manager of the Year – Marian Rutsek
Former Soviet Union Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Oleksandr Ovdiienko
Energy Manager of the Year – Dr. Volodymyr Prokopenko
Latin America Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Andres E. Velasquez
Energy Project of the Year – Costa Rica Energy Conservation Projects
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Francisco Villarreal
Middle East Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Saqib Sajjad
Energy Professional Development – Dr. Ali Alajmi
Energy Manager of the Year – Nawras Eid
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – Al-Alameyyeh for Storage & Cooling
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Safa’ Al Jayoussi
Oceania Region
Energy Manager of the Year – Graham Bryant
Sub-Saharan Africa Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Eustace Murithi Njeru
Corporate Energy Management – Sarova Hotels Ltd
Energy Professional Development – Lawrence Muma Mang’erere
Energy Manager of the Year – Albert Mugo
Energy Project of the Year – Standard Bank Global Leadership Centre
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – 280 MW Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Chris Mbori
Western Europe Region
Energy Project of the Year – Municipality Public Lighting of Paterna, Spain
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – Public Sector Programme

About the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC)
The WEEC is the nation’s largest energy efficiency conference and exposition and addresses industrial energy management, green and high performance buildings, sustainable development, emerging energy trends, as well as big data and IoT. In addition to the three-day conference program, WEEC features a comprehensive exposition as well as a full line-up of CEU and PDH qualifying seminars. For more information, or to register for the conference or expo, visit www.energycongress.com

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