National Energy Efficiency Awards 2020

National Council or Local Authority of the Year

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Award Category Description


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 2019 and March 2020.

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

Nominees for this award


nominated by

Portsmouth City Council

nominated by

Nottingham City Council

nominated by Midlands Energy Hub

Previous Winner

The current holder of this award is

Prize being presented to Islington Council
National Energy Efficiency Awards 2019
Islington Council
“Islington Council … demonstrates the culture of change in the approach to energy efficiency”
“…has developed systems for the support of the vulnerable and fuel poor as well as a program for the installation of EEMs to reduce carbon and improve the energy efficiency of the housing stock ”
“ This approach to change the energy culture of the area in addition to physical installations is the only possible future for the UK. ”
“ The whole house approach to delivering community based schemes I thought was very impressive indeed.”
The Judges
Also recognised were
Second: North Lanarkshire Council
Third: Enfield Council
Third: Liverpool City Council
Special Commendation: Plymouth City Council
Special Commendation: Vale of Glamorgan Council
Special Commendation: Portsmouth City Council
Special Commendation: The Highland Council
Special Commendation: Middlesbrough Council
Special Commendation: Ceredigion Council