Awards and Recognition

2018 Turbine Inlet Cooling Association Excellence Award

The Turbine Inlet Cooling Association presented the award to TECO for its us of turbine inlet cooling, a technology that enhances generation capaciity.



ENERGY STAR CHP Award bestowed at International District Energy Association conference in June 2015.


2013 ASHRAE Technology Award – Second Place

East Chiller Building, Category III, Industrial Facilities or Processes/New  – Burns & McDonnell.



2012 Mayor's Proud Partner Award – Certificate of Recognition

Richard E. Wainerdi Flag Plaza. Keep Houston Beautiful recognized the Flag Plaza based on the project's benefits and positive impact on the community.


2012 Honor Award

American Council of Engineering Companies – Burns & McDonnell. Master Plan Implementation Project.


American Council of Engineering Texas2012 Engineering Excellence Gold Medal in Energy

American Council of Engineering Companies Texas – Burns & McDonnell. Master Plan Implementation Project. For original and innovative application, future value to profession, social and economic considerations, complexity and exceeding owner/client needs.


Regional and Society Levels for Thermal Energy Storage Tank2011 First Place in New Industrial Facilities or Process at the Chapter

Regional and Society Levels for Thermal Energy Storage Tank, Technology Awards Program, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) – Burns & McDonnell. Project recognized for unique simultaneous dual-direction pumping scheme that was necessitated by the tank’s height.


Steel Tank Institute2009 Tank of the Year Award, Standpipe Category for Thermal Energy Storage Tank

Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association – CB&I. The company received the award for producing the world’s tallest thermal energy storage tank at a height of 153 ft with a capacity of 8.8 million gallons within a constrained site.


CHP Partners

CHP Partner, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Combined Heat and Power Partnership

Bestowed on organizations committed to improving the efficiency of the United States' energy infrastructure and reducing the emission of pollutants and greenhouse gases.

TECO's Partners in Efficiency

  • Burns & McDonnell
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • ChemTreat Inc.
  • DaCott Energy Resources Ltd.
  • Frost Bank
  • GE Power & Water – Distributed Power
  • HALO Branded Solutions, Inc.
  • Jackson & Ryan Architects
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Lockton Companies, LLC
  • Soteica Visual MESA LLC
  • Stanley Consultants
  • Tellepsen
  • Toshiba International Corporation
  • Westerlund Communications Inc.

Employees Focused on Excellence and Lifelong Learning

Whether it's through on-the-job training or classes at a local college, TECO's employees are striving to add to their knowledge base and enhance customer service and system reliability.



MADE to Help

You’ve probably seen the images on TV: Large utility trucks leaving your area to help repair downed power lines caused by a major disaster elsewhere in the country. Everyone lends a hand. The district energy industry, too, is ready to respond.


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