Research & Initiatives

Woman of the Year Award

ACI Women in Home Performance presents the Woman of the Year Award to celebrate exceptional women making an impact on the home performance and weatherization industry. This award recognizes women whose passion, leadership, initiative, and determination have inspired others. 

Submit a Nomination

The Home Performance Coalition is accepting nominations for the 2015 Women in Home Performance Woman of the Year Award through Friday, February 13, 2015. Any woman how is currently working in, has previously 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 woman being nominated, as well a 250-word description of her achievements and the nominator's name and contact information in order to be considered.

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2014 Recipient: Jackie Berger, PhD

Jackie Berger is the president and co-founder of APPRISE. She earned her PhD in ecomomics from Princeton University and set out to conduct research on programs that helped low-income households. Jackie founded Applied Public Policy Research Institute for Study (APPRISE) in order to research low-income energy bill payment and low-income energy efficiency programs and has worked on projects for the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and state offices, utility companies, and nonprofit organizations. 
At right, Jackie accepts her award from Keith Aldridge at the 2015 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show in Detroit, MI. 
Read an interview with Jackie about her experience as a successful woman in the industry.

Past Woman of the Year Award Recipient

Ann Edminster, M-Arch, LEED AP, 2013

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