Databases named in climate change business awards

March 17, 2014

IIP's Partnership Manager, Meaghan Phelan, flanked by other prizewinners in the project merit category at the CCBJ Business Achievement Awards ceremony in San Diego on 12 March 2014. On the far right is MC Grant Ferrier, the Chair of the Environmental Industry Summit and Founder of EBI Inc. and EBJ.

IIP has won a 2013 CCBJ Business Achievement Award for becoming a “valuable source of information and expertise about industrial energy efficiency”. Our online databases, which house hundreds of resources on industrial energy efficiency, were recognised as the key to winning the award.

CCBJ, a business research publication for the climate change industry, has been running the annual awards program since 2009 to recognize companies, technology developers and entrepreneurs for taking risks to build a sustainable business in the climate change industry.

“The win is testament that the databases are becoming important to a growing number of organizations,” says IIP’s Policy and Program Director, Julia Reinaud.

“Beyond industry, other stakeholders such as financial institutions, uilities, large buyers and their supply chain can use the databases to design effective programs.”

Traffic to IIP’s website and databases has increased three-fold in the past year. There were 12,486 unique visits in October 2013, up from 3,459 in October 2012.

Thirty other organizations were acknowledged for their efforts in this year’s CCBJ awards, including Siemens, Daimler, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s China Energy Group, Thomson Reuters Point Carbon and Lockheed Martin.

See ebionline.org/2013-ccbj-business-achievement-awards for more information about this year’s winners.