Industry Associations and Awards

Raising the Bar on Performance to Better Serve You

Fulfilling your goals and reducing your risk are our top priorities, which is why you can expect to work with some of the best in the industry.

But don’t just take our word for it. Numerous engineering certifications, partnerships, and innovation awards vouch for our drive, knowledge, and ability to deliver on our promises.

Industry Associations

Helping you prepare for tomorrow starts by being ready for what comes next. Active participation in the industry’s top associations ensures we keep pace with best-in-class technologies, changing regulations, and cost-effective strategies. You don’t need to worry about doing the research because we’ve got it covered.


National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO)

ESG is accredited by NAESCO as an Energy Service Provider, a designation we have held continuously since 2003. Achieving the designation requires a rigorous process to demonstrate our technical and managerial competence to provide a full range of energy services.


U.S. Green Building Council

As a LEED Green Building Partner, we incorporate LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance standards into our projects. Partnering with our team can give you a leg up in achieving LEED certification for your facilities.



Federal Government

As an ENERGY STAR Partner, we can help you make more informed energy decisions, identify effective energy improvements, and benchmark your facility against the national energy performance rating system.




American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

ASHRAE funds research projects, offers continuing education programs, and develops and publishes technical standards to improve building services engineering, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and sustainable development.


Federal Government Approved Contractor

ESG is included on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Qualified List of Energy Service Companies, demonstrating we have undergone a thorough vetting process to meet the stringent requirements of the U.S. government. We also offer a range of procurement options, including the GSA Multiple Award Schedule.

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Other Associations & Programs


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Featured Excellence Awards

We’re not much for bragging; we prefer to let the results of our work do the talking. But we do take pride in being recognized for helping our clients solve their energy efficiency, resiliency, and sustainability challenges.



Moxie Award

Moxie Awards for Boldness in Business (2022). Boldness and innovation are part of ESG’s very mission, as a leader at the forefront of solutions that ensure utility infrastructures stay operational in the face of emergencies or disruptions to the central utility

HIRE Vets Gold Medallion

HIRE Vets Gold Medallion

We are honored to receive the 2023 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor, recognizing our efforts for recruiting, employing, and retaining military veterans. We greatly value the contributions of our veterans and pride ourselves on providing an environment where veterans can grow, lead, and continue their call to serve.


Shirley James Greening Community Award

for Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Solar Field Project



ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) College of Engineering 2020

First Place ASHRAE Technology Award

UIUC ESCO Project 2019

ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award

UIUC College of Engineering 2018

ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award

Governors State University 2010


ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award

UIUC Veterinary Medicine Center 2014


Iris Glen Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility Project Awards

Solid Waste Association of North America Bronze Excellence in Solid Waste Management Award in Landfill Gas Utilization (DATE?)


Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Leadership (2007)


Landfill Methane Outreach Program Project of the Year Award (2007)

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With immense gratitude for the extensive federal recognitions we've been honored to receive over the years, please visit our Federal Government Solutions page for a full list of the awards our work in this market has earned.


Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award

for Nashville International Airport Geothermal Lake Plate Cooling System (DATE?)


American Public Works Association of the Year Award

for the Niskayuna Water Resource Recovery Project (2019)

Federal Government

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation

State Corrections

State Corrections Institution Dallas

Local Government

City of Vandalia