The National Leadership in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award 

The National Leadership in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award (formerly the Standard Bearers Award) recognizes outstanding contributions to the growth and enhancement of codes or public policy espousing the principles of the ICC Sustainability Membership Council and the Institute for Market Transformation. The awards honor states, cities, towns and individuals who go above and beyond to raise compliance with building energy codes—and by doing so, help unlock billions in savings and improve the efficiency of America’s new and existing buildings and homes using cost-effective, practical, and innovative strategies.

The 2018 recipient is Ron Flax, chief building official for Boulder County, Colorado. Flax has been an instrumental advocate for the county’s use of the International Codes to advance energy and sustainability.

 

Previous Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

Award Winners

2017

(Two awards were presented: one  to a state or local government entity, and the other to an individual in regulation, industry or design. Formerly local government entities and states were nominated separately).

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and

Osama Younan, chief sustainability officer for the Los Angeles Department of Building Safety.

2016 Standard Bearers Award Winners

State Jurisdiction Winner

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Energy Division

Local Jurisdiction Winner

City of Chula Vista, Calif.

Energy Code Leader

Darren Meyers of Tinley Park, Ill.

 

2015 Standard Bearers Award Winners

State Jurisdiction Winner

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity,

Illinois Energy & Recycling Office

 Local Jurisdiction Winner

Washington, D.C.

 Energy Code Leader

Steven E. Rinehart, Harker Heights, Texas

 

2014 Standard Bearers Award Winners

State Jurisdiction Winner

Mississippi Development Authority, Energy and Natural Resources Division

  Local Jurisdiction Winner

Astoria, Oregon

  Energy Code Leader

Shaunna Mozingo, Parker, Colorado

 

*2014 was the first year that ICC was involved.