Ameresco renewable energy projects have won acclaim from federal agencies and local governments, and received numerous awards from green energy associations and environmental groups. Clean-energy projects from Ameresco have been recognized several times by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In 2006 the EPA named Ameresco its Energy Partner of the Year for its groundbreaking BMW Manufacturing Landfill Gas to Energy Project. With the help of Ameresco, the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is able to harness gas emissions from a Palmetto landfill to provide 70% of its yearly electricity needs and prevent the emission of 55,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
In 2012 Ameresco received a RenewableEnergyWorld.com Project of the Year award for its new biomass plant at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. Funded by the largest renewable-energy ESPC in U.S. history, this cogeneration plant provides steam and electricity by burning forest-reside biomass collected within a 100-mile radius of its location.
In 2011 Ameresco was granted the Energy Institute’s Award for Energy Excellence for helping the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, to achieve its goal of becoming the world’s greenest city by 2020. Through its partnership with Ameresco, the City of Vancouver has already reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 28% and cut energy costs by nearly $1 million annually.
The EPA has also granted Ameresco its Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) Award for converting landfill gas to clean energy for heating state correctional facilities in Missouri and providing low-cost electricity to residents in California.
2012 Award for DOE SRS Biomass Cogeneration Facility
Top 10 Green Employers of 2012, TheGreenJobBank, Ameresco, Inc., 2012
Globe 100 List of Top-Performing Public Companies in Massachusetts, The Boston Globe, Ameresco, Inc., 2012
Excellence in Renewable Energy Award for Biomass Project of the Year, Renewable Energy World, DOE Savannah River Cogeneration Facility, Aiken, SC, 2012
Groundbreaker of the Year, International Biomass Conference & Expo produced by BBI International, DOE Savannah River Cogeneration Facility, Aiken, SC, 2012
“America’s Best Small Companies,” Forbes 100 List, Forbes, 2011
APWA Nevada Chapter Project of the Year Award, Environmental Project over $20 Million, City of Henderson, NV, 2011
Energy Institutee (EI) Award, Energy Excellence, City of Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011
Massachusetts Leading by Example Award, Municipal Leading by Example, City of Lowell, MA, 2011
Association of Energy Engineers Project Award, Renewable Energy Project of the Year, City of Lowell, MA, 2010
Association of Energy Engineers Project Award, Public Performance Contract of the Year, City of Revere, MA, 2010
Climate Change Business Journal Business Achievement Award, Growth for 2010, Silver,Ameresco, Inc., 2010
The New England Clean Energy Council Employer of the Year,Ameresco, Inc., 2010