Applications Now Open for the 2006 Florida Energy Achievement Award

Applications are now being accepted for the 2006 “Florida Energy Achievement Award” that recognizes a company, organization or individual that has made a significant achievement in the efficient utilization of energy, energy conservation, energy education or renewable energy in the state of Florida.

The award is presented annually by the Florida Solar Energy Center to recognize statewide leadership in sustainable energy savings. The selected winner will have achieved significant results in energy efficiency, conservation, energy education or the use of renewable energy in their facility or program. Sarasota County Government received the first award that was presented in 2005.

Examples include reducing energy use, water conservation, renewable energy generation, use of alternative fuel vehicles, renovations or retrofits with energy-saving measures, reducing pollution, innovative energy saving performance contracts or utility energy services contracts, having a major impact on public education regarding energy issues or playing a prominent role in educating or disseminating information related to energy conservation measures or issues, helping generate awareness on energy-related issues, or other programs that have helped Florida use its energy and environmental resources more effectively.

Applications for the 2006 award are now being solicited, and must be received at the Florida Solar Energy Center by December 8, 2006. FSEC is the state of Florida’s energy institute, and is a research unit of the University of Central Florida.

To apply for the award, interested organizations and individuals should send the attached form and a letter to FSEC highlighting a key project and documenting its impact and effectiveness. The letter must give information on the program or activities that qualifies them for this honor. The energy savings and environmental benefits to Florida should be well documented to show quantifiable measures of energy savings or environmental improvement. The competition is open to all Florida companies, organizations and individuals (except staff members of the Florida Solar Energy Center and their families, who are not eligible).

Applications should be sent to Dr. James Fenton, Director, Florida Solar Energy Center, 1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, Florida 32922, and be postmarked by December 8, 2006. Questions should be directed to Mr. Ken Sheinkopf at 321-638-1007 or

The Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida, is the largest and most active state-supported energy research institute in the country. Current research activities include solar water and pool heating, solar electric and distributed generation systems, energy-efficient buildings, alternative transportation systems, hydrogen fuel, fuel cells and other energy areas. For more information about the center, visit or call the FSEC Public Affairs Office at (321) 638-1015.

The application in MS Word can be downloaded here.

Application Form
2006 Florida Energy Achievement Award

Nomination submitted by: _______________________________________________________

Nominee’s Address: ______________________________________________________________

City: __________________________________________

State: _____________ Zip:___________

Phone: __________________________ email: ____________________________________

Name of Nominee (Organization, Company or Individual):


Nominee’s Address: _______________________________________________________

City: __________________________________________

State: _____________ Zip:___________

Phone: __________________________

email: ___________________________________________

Website: ____________________________________________________________

I recommend this organization or individual for this award because of
the following (give a brief summary of their activity;
use additional sheets if necessary):

Give information on the actual energy savings and environmental
impacts from this activity; provide specifics and details:

What is the impact of this program on Florida? Why do you consider
the activity worthy of receiving this award?

Additional comments (attach any supporting documents):

Thank you. Please submit this form and any additional information to:
Dr. James Fenton, Director, Florida Solar Energy Center,
1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922.