The Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a NESEA Member who has made a significant contribution to the organization. 


Nominee must be a living NESEA Member (including unsung heroes, staff, volunteers, visionaries).

Selection Criteria

  • Nominee has made a significant contribution of time and service to NESEA and its mission over a period of time.
  • Nominee has exhibited a range of contributions and character of service (including leadership and volunteerism), and in so doing reveals that range as an example to the community.

Goals of this Award

This award

  • Acknowledges the diversity of the community.
  • Acknowledges the legacy of service to the community.
  • Encourages continued service in the role of organizational elder and steward of the community’s institutional memory.
  • Provides a ritual of recognition celebrating the caliber and character of those whose service is exemplary.
  • Maintains a record of that service over time.


The nomination period for the 2021 Distinguished Service Award has closed.

Questions?: Contact Miriam Aylward,

Our Mission

NESEA advances the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn.