Axiom Exergy Wins Gold Stevie Award in 2017 American Business Awards

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Stevie winners will be presented with their awards on June 20, 2017 in New York

The Gold Stevie awarded to Axiom recognizes its energy innovation of the Refrigeration Battery which leverages the existing cooling systems grocery stores already own, to help reduce their energy use

In an acknowledgement of its advancements in thermal energy storage, Axiom Exergy has won the Gold Stevie® Award for Energy Innovation in The 15th Annual American Business Awards. The award recognized Axiom for its Refrigeration Battery which is currently operating at a Whole Foods Market in Los Altos, California, and scheduled for installation at a Walmart store in San Diego, as well as planned for utilization by Con Edison in its Brooklyn and Queens New York territories.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the American Business Awards for our work supporting grocery stores and other cold storage facilities,” says Amrit Robbins, CEO of Axiom Exergy. “Given the unique shape of a supermarket’s demand profile, which is relatively flat compared with other commercial buildings, supermarkets are demanding a cost-effective energy storage solution capable of providing long-duration load shifting, as opposed to peak shaving typically provided by electrochemical systems. We are proud to do our part in making strides in both the areas of intelligent load management, as well as cost savings.”

Refrigeration typically represents up to 55 percent of an average supermarket’s electricity consumption. Research shows that by shifting electricity demand to off-peak hours, supermarket owners can take advantage of lower night-time rates to reduce a store’s expensive on-peak electricity demand by up to 40 percent.

The Refrigeration Battery stores “cooling” at night by freezing tanks of salt water when energy costs are low. Then, when electricity prices peak during the afternoon, the Refrigeration Battery “discharges” to provide uninterrupted cooling services. Axiom offers the Refrigeration Battery to its customers via a savings-as-a-service model, requiring no upfront capital or out of pocket expense for the life of the project. With an expected useful life of 30 years, the Axiom technology is typically offered as an energy service, enabling supermarket owners to reserve precious capital for revenue-generating investments.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 20. Tickets are now on sale.

More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at    

About Axiom Exergy

Axiom Exergy is an energy storage company focused on making the world’s energy systems smarter and more efficient. Its Refrigeration Battery® technology transforms commercial and industrial refrigeration systems into large-scale, intelligent, cloud-connected energy storage assets. With deep expertise in supermarket energy management, thermal energy systems engineering, cloud software development, and product commercialization, Axiom Exergy provides its customers with turnkey power management solutions that reduce operational costs and business risk. Axiom Exergy also offers fully-financed “Storage-as-a-Service” so that supermarkets and commercial buildings with high refrigeration-based energy loads can save more than they pay from day one.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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