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City Energy News, Awards, and Accomplishments

2006

Public Technology Institute Tech Leader Award

  • Tom Blair, the City's former Energy Administrator, was awarded the Public Technology Institute (PTI) Tech Leader Award 2005/2006 for large governments. This national award recognizes Blair's vision implementing a comprehensive multi-pronged energy program focusing on long term energy efficiency improvements and short term conservation actions.   

2005

City of San Diego Among National Leaders Honored for Green Power

  • In recognition of the City's ongoing leadership in energy conservation and efficiency programs, its Energy Conservation and Management Division received a state "Flex Your Power" award.

SANDEE

  • Tom Blair, the City's former Energy Administrator, received the first San Diego Excellence in Energy (SANDEE) Award presented by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce at its annual dinner. The SANDEE awards are given to outstanding business, government and institutional projects or activities that save energy or contribute to the success of the "San Diego Regional Energy Strategy 2030." Blair was honored for his outstanding achievement in promoting energy efficiency in city-owned facilities. In addition, Blair was also named 2005 Energy Manager of the Year (Region V) by the Association of Energy Engineers.

Green Power Leadership Club

  • In 2005, the City of San Diego's Energy program, an EPA "Green Power Partner," was recognized as the top rated municipality on EPA's list of top 25 Green Power Purchasers, ranking number 9 overall.

2004

Green Power Leadership Club

  • The City was included in the Green Power Leadership Club for 2004

2003

City of San Diego Among National Leaders Honored for Green Power

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy honored the City of San Diego in 2003 with the Leadership Award for the City's leadership in significantly advancing the development of green power.

2002

City's Energy Conservation Leadership Recognized by State of California

  • In recognition of the City's ongoing leadership in energy conservation and efficiency programs, its Energy Conservation and Management Division received a state "Flex Your Power" award.
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