Nominations for this award are open to any Council or Local Authority body that meets the following criteria:-
The nominee must be a recognised Local Authority or Council, or a Department, Group or Body controlled (either wholly or partially) by a council or local authority
The nominated body must have undertaken energy efficiency projects for the local community within the period between January 2016 and March 2017.
Work completed in previous years may be used as additional supporting information for nomination, but only work carried out within the period is eligible for inclusion in the main nomination statement.
Nominees must provide a clear nomination statement outlining what sets them apart within their field, and demonstrating clear energy savings achieved.
The nominee must be able to provide evidence of a customer from within the region who is willing to endorse their work with a favourable testimonial statement.
Judges will consider the nature, scale and scope of the work carried out, and a special emphasis will be placed on any successful integration of any Local or National Government Energy Efficiency schemes in the nominee's projects.
The judges will also look at:
- the impact their work has had within the local community.
- what their customers and local community have to say about the council
- what level of expertise the council has within its own teams
- what priority the council gives tackling fuel poverty within its current plans
The following have been nominated for consideration for this award:-
The previous winner of this award last year wasPeterborough City Councilnominated by Peterborough City Council
"The nomination for Peterborough City Council demonstrated an enthusiasm for energy efficiency and renewable projects, for all residents. The innovation, range and quality of the schemes are delivering cost savings to people in fuel poverty and lasting improvements to the energy performance of buildings. Against these criteria, Peterborough really stood out!"
"Well rounded energy efficiency implementation not only under Green Deal or ECO but a wider coupled joined up thinking holistic approach "
"I would like to mention Peterborough Council as standing out due to its innovative approach and strong and varied energy efficiency strategy. It was certainly an interesting entry and Peterborough deserve to be mentioned for their widely varied approach."
"It's not just about spending some funding, it is about a city wide Green Ethos."