Johnson Controls and the United States Energy Association will induct 22 individuals into the Energy Efficiency Forum Hall of Fame. Honorees will include former U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham; Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy; and Christine Ervin, former president of the U.S. Green Buildings Council.

The inaugural Energy Efficiency Forum Hall of Fame event will take place June 15 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.  The event precedes the 20th anniversary of the Energy Efficiency Forum. According to organizers, the forum was the first event of its kind to bring together high-ranking politicians and business leaders to promote energy efficiency. The forum will take place the following day at the National Press Club.

“Looking back over two decades we have seen many promises, policies and strategies in dealing with our energy challenges,” said Barry K. Worthington, USEA executive director and forum co-chair. “We believe it’s appropriate to honor those who make energy efficiency their personal and professional passion.”

Profiles of the inductees can be found

“Over the years these representatives from private industry and the public sector have in some way sponsored legislation, developed programs or otherwise represented what it takes to achieve energy efficiency through bipartisan government leadership and strong business implementation,” said C. David Myers, president of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency business.