ESL announces CATEE Award winners

November 3, 2011
| By: Aubrey Bloom

The Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), a division of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station and a member of The Texas A&M University System announced awards to be presented at its annual Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference to be held in Dallas, November 7-9, 2011.

CATEE is a premier educational conference aimed at government, development and civic leaders. Its purpose is to heighten awareness and facilitate implementation of successful policies and investments that reduce energy and water intensity and reduce emissions. The conference awards recognize leadership efforts and exemplary achievements in helping to reduce harmful air emissions through policies, programs or projects that increase energy efficiency or the use of renewable energy sources. Award categories and 2011 honorees are:

- Outstanding Government Organization - City of San Antonio

- Outstanding Government Official - State Senator John Carona

- Outstanding Commercial Enterprise - CLEAResult

- Outstanding Non-Profit Organization - Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

- Gregg Cooke Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership - State Representative Rafael Anchia

All conference events will be held at the Sheraton Dallas North Hotel,4801 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway. Events include several free pre-conference workshops on Monday, November 7, and two full days of conference and exhibits on November 8 and 9. The awards will be given at a luncheon beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 9.

CATEE 2011 is presented in cooperation with the EPA/DOT/HUD Partnership for Sustainable Communities and with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).

ABOUT ESL and CATEE: ESL began hosting an annual conference in 2004 as a forum for sharing information on how to implement building energy performance standards, raise awareness of their impacts, and highlight the range of successful local policies and practices being implemented to achieve emissions reductions through energy efficiency in the built environment. The conference has become a leading venue for gathering local government air quality and energy efficiency stakeholders to discover and advocate sustainable community strategies and energy efficiency improvement opportunities.


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