International District Energy Association (IDEA), Sustainable Energy Leadership Award
(June 2007) The IDEA recognized Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow with Sustainable Energy Leadership awards. The awards are presented in recognition of exemplary public leadership for sound sustainable energy policy, effective collaboration and community investment, which reflect the vision of IDEA and the district energy industry. ASU has created the School of Sustainability and the Global Institute of Sustainability, and the city of Phoenix has formed a City Council Sustainability Subcommittee. The city’s citizen-based Environmental Quality Commission has been developing environmental policy and recommendations to help shape city programs since the 1980s.