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INDIVIDUALS TAKING ENERGY ACTION IN MANUFACTURING (ITEAM) PRIZE

INDIVIDUALS TAKING ENERGY ACTION IN MANUFACTURING (ITEAM) PRIZE

Identify ideas and practices for measurable energy savings at U.S. manufacturing plants to stimulate innovation at other facilities. Read Overview...
Up to $75,000 in total prizes
Overview

Individuals Taking Energy Action in Manufacturing (ITEAM) Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Individuals Taking Energy Action in Manufacturing (ITEAM) Prize competition seeks to identify and attract attention to a wide range of ideas and practices that are driving measurable energy savings at U.S. manufacturing plants to stimulate innovation at other facilities. To do so, DOE is launching the ITEAM Prize competition as a means to:

  1. Find individuals who were responsible for creative, specific, and innovative ideas and practices that led to significant, measurable energy savings at their manufacturing facilities; and
  2. Encourage those individuals to widely share their ideas and practices for the benefit of U.S. Manufacturing facilities nationwide.

Each winner will be awarded a cash prize of $5,000. DOE will select up to 5 winners in each category of small, medium, and large manufacturers, for a total of up to 15 winners. In addition to the cash prize, the winners will be recognized at the annual Better Buildings Summit and will have their winning ideas and practices highlighted on the Better Buildings Solutions Center. Applicants will have the option to decline the cash prize if selected and still be recognized as a winner and participate in the events and activities described in the prize rules.

Through the prize, DOE is seeking to recognize and bring attention to employees on the plant floor all around the country who not only recognize the importance of saving energy, but are making it happen, strengthening their company’s competitiveness and driving cost savings in the process. By sharing successful strategies and examples of leadership, manufacturers can drive energy productivity improvements and accelerate the adoption of energy efficient technologies. Through this prize competition, DOE is seeking to recognize leaders who are responsible for creative, specific, and innovative projects to drive measurable energy savings in their manufacturing plants. Applications will be evaluated on demonstrated energy savings, with additional credit being given for successful strategies to engage other workers on the manufacturing floor. Energy efficiency is contagious; through this prize, DOE will recognize their leadership and amplify the success of their projects.

 

Prizes

SMALL MANUFACTURER - $25,000

500 employees or less

DOE will make up to five $5,000 awards in this category.

 

MEDIUM MANUFACTURER - $25,000

500 - 1500 employees

DOE will make up to five $5,000 awards in this category.

 

LARGE MANUFACTURER - $25,000

1500 or more employees

DOE will make up to five $5,000 awards in this category.

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Timeline
start
Oct. 4, 2018, 11 p.m. PDT
Prize Competition Announced
Sept. 30, 2019, 11 p.m. PDT
Enter
Window for completion date of eligible projects: October 5, 2018 to May 15, 2020
Oct. 2, 2019, 12:12 p.m. PDT
Date Launched
Oct. 17, 2019, 10:31 a.m. PDT
You are here
May 15, 2020, 8:59 p.m. PDT
Submission Deadline
11:59 PM ET
June 1, 2020, 8 a.m. PDT
Judging
(date subject to change)
June 30, 2020, 8 a.m. PDT
Judging Close
(date subject to change)
July 31, 2020, 8 a.m. PDT
Winners Announced
(date subject to change)
Aug. 30, 2020, 11 p.m. PDT
Cash Awards Disbursed
August 2020
finish
Sept. 29, 2020, 11 p.m. PDT
Prize Awardees Projects Displayed
September 2020
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