To nominate someone or an organization for an award, please click here and email the completed form to Betin Santos. Thank you!

Each year, the CATEE Conference recognizes individuals, organizations, and companies that have demonstrated outstanding and/or unique contributions to clean air through energy efficiency and renewable energy actions or programs. Nominations are invited from the public for recognition of leading efforts that contributed to improving the impact of buildings and development on cleaner air and environmental quality for Texas and especially its urban regions.

The CATEE Awards Committee reserves the right to make modifications in award categories appropriate to recognizing each year’s outstanding achievements; may recognize achievements in any, all or none of the categories; and may designate additional categories for special recognition.

It is our honor to recognize and celebrate just a few of the remarkable individuals and organizations whose outstanding efforts are making Texas better every day.

Award History

Gregg Cooke Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership

  • Brian Yeoman, City Advisor, Houston C40 The Cities Climate Leadership Group – 2015
  • Rusty Hodapp, Vice President, Energy, Transportation, & Asset Management, DFW Airport – 2014
  • George P. Mitchell – 2012
  • The Hon. Rafael Anchia, Texas Representative, Dallas – 2011
  • James Marston, Environmental Defense Fund – 2010
  • Robert J. King, Good Company Associates – 2009
  • Tom “Smitty” Smith, Public Citizen–Texas – 2008
  • R. Bruce LaBoon – 2007

Non-Profit Organization

  • SPEER – 2015
  • Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club – 2014
  • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity- 2011
  • Texas Business for Clean Air – 2010
  • Clinton Foundation, Clinton Climate Initiative – 2009
  • Environmental Defense Fund – 2008
  • HARC – 2007
  • Public Citizen – Texas – 2006
  • Texas HERO – 2005
  • Texas Clean Air Working Group, The Hon. Ron Harris and Kelly Frels, co-chairs

Commercial Enterprise

  • Frontier Associates, LLC – 2014
  • Dell Inc., “Legacy of Good” Plan – 2013
  • Oncor (Solar PV Program) – 2012
  • CLEAResult Consulting – 2011
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation – 2010
  • Standard Renewable Energy, Houston – 2009
  • Texas Instruments, Plano – 2008
  • Anderson Sargent Custom Builder – 2007
  • Whole Foods Market -2006
  • H-E-B – 2005

Government Official

  • Jill A. Jordan, Assistant City Manager, City of Dallas – 2014
  • The Hon. James “Jim” Keffer, Texas State Representative – 2013
  • The Hon. John Carona, State Senator, Dallas – 2011
  • The Hon. Kirk Watson, State Senator, Austin – 2010
  • The Hon. Rodney Ellis, State Senator, Houston – 2009
  • The Hon. Bill White, Mayor of Houston- 2008
  • The Hon. Kip Averitt, State Senator, Waco and the Hon. Joe Straus, State Representative, San Antonio–2007
  • The Hon. Jerry Patterson, Commissioner, General Land Office – 2006
  • The Hon. Kenneth Armbrister, State Senator, Victoria – 2005
  • The Hon. Dennis Bonnen, State Representative, Angelton – 2004

Government Organization

  • Travis County, Texas – 2015
  • City of Fort Worth – 2014
  • Alamo Community College District (Educational Institution) – 2013
  • Texas Workforce Commission (State Agency) – 2013
  • City of San Antonio (Local Government) – 2013
  • City of Houston (Large City) – 2012
  • City of Irving (Mid-Size City) – 2012
  • City of Cedar Hill (Small City) – 2012
  • City of San Antonio – 2011
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport – 2010
  • City of El Paso – City Wide Energy Operational Savings Program – 2009
  • City of Austin – 2008
  • Northside Independent School District – San Antonio – 2007
  • City of Frisco, TX -2006
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments – 2005

Individual

  • Mike Eastland, Executive Director, North Central Texas Council of Governments – 2014
  • Gary G. Olp, GGO Architects – 2013
  • Jennifer DuPlessis, Energy Manager, Arlington Independent School District – 2012
  • Brian Preston Smith – 2006
  • Gregg Cooke, former EPA Regional Administrator – 2005

Special Awards

  • 2015 – ESL Partner of the Year – Houston Airport System City of Houston
  • 2013 – Renewable Energy Leadership Award – William “Bill” Sinkin
  • 2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award — Felix A. Lopez, P.E., Energy Code Champion
  • 2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award — Tom Fitzpatrick, CATEE Executive Director
  • 2005 – Lifetime Achievement Award — R.B. “Ralph” Marquez, TCEQ Commissioner
  • Host

    • Energy Systems Laboratory
  • Co-Host

    • SECO
    • SECO 2
  • Host Utility

    • CPS Energy
  • Gold Sponsors

    • METCO
  • Contributing Sponsors

    • Command Commissioning
    • Energy Commissioning Group
    • Environmental Defense Fund
    • McKinstry
    • Performance Services, Inc.
    • Sierra Club
  • Exhibitors

    • Alamo Colleges
    • Axium Solar
    • Texas Solar Energy Society