The Walt Ratterman Award for Creative Community Energy will be presented to the NABCEP Board Certified Professional who does the most creative public service-oriented renewable energy project of the year. Installations can be domestic or offshore and the Board Certified Professional can be paid for his or her work, but the project must be performed at no charge for a charitable organization. Considerations such as legacy, local labor, and material content, on-the-job-training and project sustainability will help guide the award committee. The Award will be presented during the 2021 NABCEP Continuing Education Conference held in Knoxville, TN from August 9 -12. To review the award rubric, please click here.

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* 1. What is your name?

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* 2. What is the name of the person you are nominating for the Walt Ratterman Award for Creative Community Energy?

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* 3. Is the nominee a NABCEP Board Certified Professional?

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* 4. Please describe the nominee and their career(s) in the renewable energy industry. Feel free to highlight anything that you think is an important legacy consideration.

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* 5. Please describe how the renewable energy project was designed and executed for the benefit of a specific community and its population in the interest of enhancing the quality of life through renewable energy.

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* 6. Please describe the sustainability of the project and how it is evident through its positive impact on daily life, economic stability, and environmental responsibility.

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* 7. Please explain whether the project was performed at no charge or a significantly reduced cost for a non-profit or charitable organization or a community deemed worthy of being the recipient of a sustainable energy system.

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* 8. Please describe how the project was accomplished through the coordination of effort with local labor and the use of local resources and materials.

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* 9. Please describe how the long-term success of the project is evident through the training and education of local stakeholders, particularly with regard to utilizing the system efficiently and effectively.

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* 10. Please explain how the project enhances the quality of life through practical applications to the community’s livability.

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* 11. Was the project performed within the United States/Canada or abroad?

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