Entries open for the ETA energy efficiency awards

Submitted by: Amanda Botes, Monday, May 7, 2012

Entries have opened for the 2012 ETA awards, an initiative sponsored by Eskom, which rewards excellence in the energy efficiency sector.  

The awards are open to entries from individuals, companies, school learners, students and other institutions. R30 000 cash is up for grabs for the winner of each category and R5000 for the runners-up.

The annual ETA awards, eta the Greek symbol for efficiency, have been running since 1985. Categories include:

  • Commercial – for the application of energy efficiency principles in the commercial sector
  • Industrial –for the application of energy efficiency principles in the industrial sector
  • Residential – for the application of energy efficiency principles in the residential sector
  • Energy champion category - aimed at individuals who have made an impact in advocating or promoting energy efficiency
  • Community category – aimed at individuals who have implemented energy projects in rural or urban communities
  • Young designers - aimed at school learners who have an energy efficiency idea or design
  • Energy efficiency awareness - aimed at media or communication managers  that promote energy efficiency to employees
  • Innovation – rewards  prototypes that reduce the energy consumption of equipment of buildings or ideas that could contribute to energy efficiency
  • Energy savings in households – for individuals who have implemented innovative energy efficiency applications at home

Entries close on the 3rd August 2012 and the winners will be announced on the 15 November 2012.

For more information on the ETA awards visit their website. Entry forms can be filled in online and are found here.

Amanda Botes