The Energy and Environment Awards started in 2006. The aim of this yearly event is to raise public awareness about various innovative projects of environmental concern. The contest is open to Belgian participants, whether individuals or professionals.
This year, the IPF awarded its special prize to vzw Komosie, for their Energiesnoeiers project. "The originality of this initiative lies in that it brings together economical, environmental and social objectives", said IPF Director Thierry Touchais. Through social reinsertion, the project sets forth to train unemployed people to conduct energy auditing in disfavored family homes and to carry out a set of energy-saving measures.