Nominations close 1 October for the Energy Efficiency Council’s 2014 National Energy Efficiency Industry Awards.  The awards recognise performance, innovation and leadership in the sector, and this year include new categories being delivered in partnership with the Energy Users Association of Australia and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

The OEH is supporting two new awards for Best Residential Energy Efficiency Project and best Small Medium Enterprise Energy Efficiency Project, and the EUAA is partnering with the EEC for the prize of Leading Energy User, which was last year won by DEXUS for energy management across its property portfolio.

Other awards up for grabs are: Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project, Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project, Best Cogeneration or District Energy Project, Best Demand Response project, Best Energy Saving Program and Energy Efficiency Champion 2014.

“Making the most of the energy efficiency opportunity is critical for Australia’s economy. Energy efficiency helps homes and businesses reduce their energy bills, improves productivity and cuts Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions,” Luke Menzel, acting chief executive of the Energy Efficiency Council said.

The awards will be presented on 11 November at a gala dinner during the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014 in Sydney.

Find details of how to nominate here.