Plant Operations Support Consortium

EFC Innovations Award

Why EFC Innovations?

Challenges are easier to beat when we share ideas and techniques to succeed. With that in mind, we want to learn about your innovations so we can share them with others and, in turn, share their innovations with you. After all, we’re all in this together. To help stimulate the submission of innovations and best practices, we created the EFC Innovations Award. This award is presented every year at the annual Energy/Facilities Connections Conference.


Public, non-profit and tribal organizations are eligible, and you do not have to have attended an EFC event to apply. Innovations must be facilities-related. The definition of facilities-related is intended to be wide-ranging and includes such fields as maintenance, custodial, new construction and renovation, security, grounds, and emergency preparedness. If you are uncertain about whether your innovation applies, please contact the EFC Planning team, 360-956-2133 or email (include “EFC Innovations Award” in the subject line).

Submission Details

Please fill out the form below and hit the submit button. There is no limit on the number of case studies an organization can submit. It is as easy as that.

Award Details

Winners of the EFC Innovations Award will receive:

  • A trophy
  • One free registration for the 2020 Energy/Facilities Connections Conference ($350 value for Consortium members; $595 value for non-members);
  • One free full-course registration in the Building Operator Certification course ($1,895 value, choose from any WA locations;
  • Free webinar registration to a six-part year-round series offering CEUs ($300 value) courtesy of Building Operator Certification;
  • A data logger and logger software ($200 value), courtesy of the Building Operators Certification program

Submission Deadline

Submissions accepted all year long but to be eligible for the May 2020 EFC conference the deadline is Friday, March 20, 2020. Winners will be announced by Friday, March 27.

EFC Innovations Award Submission Form

Complete the following form and click Submit to indicate your intent to nominate a company.

Innovation Case Study

Overview of Innovation—(answer each question in 300 words or less)

* Required