Mayor Receives Energy Award at National Press Club

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Mayor Receives Energy Award at National Press Club

Posted: 06/14/2013

David Myers, left, President of Johnson Controls' Building Efficiency, Mayor Madeline Rogero, and Barry Worthington, Executive Director of the United States Education Association.

At a forum with more than 300 private and public sector energy efficiency leaders, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero received an Energy Leadership Award for her efforts to institute and advance energy efficiency.

Mayor Rogero was one of three public officials recognized during the 24th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., co-hosted by Johnson Controls and the United States Energy Association. She accepted the Public Service Award for implementing urban development policies and programs aimed at enhancing the quality of life and environmental attractiveness of Knoxville.

"I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the City of Knoxville because it is truly a team effort to implement and advance sustainable and energy-efficient practices," said Mayor Rogero. "Our staff is dedicated to the vision of a vibrant and green Knoxville, and we have seen where that commitment is paying off both environmentally and economically."

Press Release from Johnson Controls The forum brought together energy experts, business leaders and legislators who outlined the importance of keeping energy efficiency at the forefront of national research. The participants also discussed policies to make communities and the world more sustainable.

The two other public officials recognized with Energy Leadership Awards were Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Virginia's Office of Public Safety Secretary Marla Graff Decker.

Forum organizers predict that U.S. demand for all types of energy is expected to increase by 31 percent within 25 years. At the same time, the domestic energy supply is expanding. The Energy Efficiency Forum explored the role of energy efficiency in the new energy economy.

For more information about the Energy Efficiency Forum, visit