Itron’s Michael Rufo, an executive consultant with the Consulting and Analysis group, was recently honored with the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference’s (IEPEC) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented at this year’s conference in Baltimore on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.

The award, which is only given out every two years, recognizes a leader in the energy services evaluation field for their significant contributions to the industry.

The award was presented to Rufo for his contributions to the energy efficiency industry over the last 25-plus years. Rufo has built a reputation for innovation, integrity and leadership that is due not only to the quality of his evaluation work, but his unique foresight and ability to leverage and integrate evaluation results into planning, forecasting and policy in ways that have materially moved the evaluation field forward to greater impact and relevance.

Rufo served for many years on the board of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) and Clean Power Campaign (CPC). He was also influential in the founding of the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council and served on its initial board. In 2003, Mike received the Association of Energy Engineers, San Francisco Chapter’s, Energy Policy Advocate of the Year Award for his work on energy efficiency following the California energy crisis.

Learn more about the award and past recipients from the IEPEC website.

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