U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
Former ITP Technology Delivery Lead Named ACEEE 2005 Champion of Energy Efficiency
August 1, 2005
Former Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) Technology Delivery Manager, Peter Salmon-Cox, took a short break from retirement on July 20 to accept one of three Champions of Energy Efficiency awards from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) at its Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, in West Point, New York. Presented to outstanding leaders involved with the industrial sector, the award recognizes accomplishments that move energy efficiency forward. The Champions were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of ACEEE's Board of Directors based on contributions to program excellence, research and development, energy policy, and private sector and international initiatives.
During the past four years, Salmon-Cox has been instrumental in helping to guide, implement, and advance ITP's BestPractices program.
Under his direction, BestPractices developed into a focused technology delivery strategy that has rigorously promoted energy efficiency throughout industry, from plant floor to management door. Because of these efforts, BestPractices has become among the most effective programs within DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at achieving and measuring energy savings. So far, BestPractices has worked with 10,644 manufacturing plants in the United States, and is helping industry save 200 trillion Btu per year (the equivalent of $1 billion dollars in energy costs). These results, and many other accomplishments during his 18-year career at DOE, reflect Salmon-Cox's strategic leadership and diligent efforts to improve and augment outreach to industry, and to advance energy efficiency.
During the presentation, R. Neal Elliott, ACEEE Industry Program Director, commented that the selection committee clearly thought Salmon-Cox should be recognized for a career in promoting energy efficiency worldwide. He also noted that Salmon-Cox has been an important player in getting knowledge out to industry.
In accepting the award, Salmon-Cox credited the support from his colleagues and said, "This is recognition of a group much larger than me." He included the ITP program leaders, DOE regional offices and national laboratories, and contractors as part of the larger group working to build BestPractices. "We accomplished a lot, but a lot remains to be done."
ACEEE honored one other individual and one company with 2005 Champions of Energy Efficiency awards. They are:
The hallmark of Fred Schoeneborn's career at Mobil Corporation was directing the company's energy management program, eventually elevating it to become one of Mobil's most valuable strategic assets. He worked to unify his energy team members and to implement energy efficiency projects totaling over $103 million from 1996 to 1999. Since his retirement, Schoeneborn has been a consultant to corporate energy managers in a variety of manufacturing industries. As a mentor, coach, educator, and strategist for energy efficiency, he has helped companies achieve national acclaim for institutionalize energy management programs. Recently, Schoeneborn has begun work with the ENERGY STAR® program, and continues his support of energy efficiency in industry.
EnSave, Inc. supports the American agricultural sector with innovative energy conservation and pollution prevention programs by bringing together a diverse community of energy, utility, environmental, and industry groups. Since 1998, EnSave has worked across the United States designing and implementing agricultural energy conservation programs; providing agriculture producers and food processors with cost-effective ways to reduce operating costs while saving energy and reducing pollution; and ultimately using its programs to encourage economic investment in the rural economy and improve the quality of the nation's land, air, and water. In New York alone, through a program involving a number of dairy producers, EnSave helped to save 10 million kWh, reduce NOx emissions by 2.92 tons, and save about $1.2 million in first-year energy costs. By cultivating agriculture and rural communities through energy efficiency programs, EnSave has been instrumental and essential in strengthening one of our nation's primary industries.
Visit the ACEEE Champions of Energy Efficiency page for more on the awards.