Criteria | Nominate | Judging | Winners

Welcome to the inaugural Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Renewable Energy Power Awards page.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2015 awards round.

The Journal of Tax Credits Renewable Energy Power Awards will recognize the most effective and innovative renewable energy tax credit developments that have had a positive impact on job creation and its community's energy footprint.

To be eligible for consideration, a tax credit development will have been placed in service in 2012 to 2013 and involve the use of federal renewable energy investment tax credits, federal renewable energy production tax credits and/or Section 1603 cash grant funds.

Categories of Awards

  1. Financial Innovation
  2. Overcoming Obstacles
  3. Small Community Project

Note: If judges do not choose a winner for any of the three categories, Novogradac & Company LLP reserves the right to name two winners in one of the other categories.

Criteria for Awards

Developments will be judged on the following criteria that apply to the award category.

Has this development:

  • had a positive impact on job creation and its community's energy footprint?
  • reflected effectiveness and innovation in the use of renewable energy tax credits?
  • responded to community need(s)?
  • established measureable benefits and success in meeting that/those needs?
  • employed the effective use of community resources?
  • achieved its objectives?
  • instituted the use of innovative strategies in bringing benefits to its community?
  • demonstrated benefits that outweigh costs?
  • Set up successful strategies that can be repeated?

Deadline for Nomination Submission

Nominations submitted by Jan. 17, 2014 will be considered for the awards to be presented in April 2014. Nominations submitted after Jan. 17, 2014 will be considered for the subsequent award round as long as the placed in service date still applies. Novogradac & Company LLP will attempt to reach the contact person for an incomplete nomination for further information. All submissions must be complete before a nomination will be accepted.

Nominations

Nominations are open to all with knowledge of a deserving development. Developments may be nominated in one of the categories listed above and may be a development with which you were involved or simply one you deem deserving. A nominating entity may enter more than one development, and/or one development in more than one category.

Nomination Requirements:

All nominations must include a completed nomination form, narrative statement, supplemental materials (minimum of three), and hand signed limited release agreement.

The narrative statement should be no more than 1,000 words. This narrative should describe how the development meets one or more of the criteria listed above.

At least three supplemental materials (i.e., photos, renderings, architectural plans, marketing information sheets) should also be submitted to document the development’s qualities. Submitted photographs, renderings and other image files must be at least 300 dpi+ and at 7.5 x 8.5 inches or larger.

A limited release agreement must be completed for each piece of supplemental material.

All materials for the nomination, including the nomination form, must be uploaded to http://novoco.leapfile.com. The email awards@novoco.com should be designated as the recipient and the name of the nominated project should be stated in the subject line.

Judging

A panel of judges with wide-ranging expertise in the renewable energy tax credit industry will review all entries and judge the developments based on the criteria listed in this announcement. Award winners will be chosen in mid-December 2013.

Award Winners

Winners and honorable mentions of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Renewable Energy Power Awards, and their development teams, will be honored in a ceremony at the Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference, April 24-25, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif.

Winners receive:

  • One complimentary entry to the conference to receive the award;
  • Coverage of the project in the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits;
  • Copies of the Journal of Tax Credits to share with industry contacts; and
  • Recognition on the Novogradac & Company website and YouTube channel, and in a national press release about the event.

Winners will also be supplied with a press release for their distribution and 10 copies of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits featuring their winning development.

Should you have any comments or questions please e-mail awards@novoco.com or call Teri Baker at 415.356.7995.

 

About the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits

The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits provides news, analysis and commentary on the affordable housing, new markets, renewable energy and historic rehabilitation tax credit industries. This comprehensive 80-page full-color monthly publication covers the low-income housing tax credit, property compliance, valuation, tax-exempt housing bonds, new markets tax credit, renewable energy tax credit, historic tax credits and HUD programs. Readers enjoy access to columns written by industry experts, Q&As on technical tax credit issues, features about tax credit developments and more, all informed by Novogradac and Company’s more than 20 years of experience on the front lines of the tax credit industry.