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Linda Wigington Leadership Award

The Linda Wigington Leadership Award celebrates visionary leaders doing extraordinary work to strengthen the home performance and weatherization industry. This award showcases individual excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work, and inspiration to others. Formerly known as the ACI Leadership Award, the Linda Wigington Leadership Award was re-named in 2014 to honor Linda Wigington, founder of the Affordable Comfort conference.

Submit a Nomination

The Home Performance Coalition is accepting nominations for the 2015 Linda Wigington Leadership Award through Friday, February 13, 2015. Any individual who currently works in, has worked in, or has had a major impact on the home performance and weatherization industry, excluding HPC staff and current award committee members, is eligible for nomination. The award committee does not base its selection solely on an individual's longevity in the industry, but rather on the individual's cumulative contributions and quality of results. All nominations must include the name, professional title, and organization of the nominee, as well as a 250-word description of his or her achievements and the nominator's name and contact information to be considered. 

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2014 Recipient: David Hepinstall

David Hepinstall is the executive director of the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. and has more than 25 years of experience designing, developing, and managing innovative public and nonprofit programs serving energy affordability, community development, and education needs in low-income communities. 

At right, David accepts his award from Linda Wigington at the 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show in Detroit, MI.

Past Leadership Award Recipients

Gary Nelson, 2005
Lydia Gill Polley, 2006
Jim LaRue, 2007
Skip Hayden, 2008
Tony Woods, 2009
Ed Pollock, 2010
Charles Segerstrom, 2011
Dennis Livingston*, 2012
Courtney Moriarta, 2013
*awarded posthumously


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