The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners is making a final call for nominees for its first "Walt Ratterman Award for Creative Community Energy" to recognize the NABCEP Certified Installer with the most inventive public service-oriented renewable energy project of the year. Nominations for the award are open until December 31, 2010. The first recipient will be announced spring, 2011.

NABCEP Board Chair Don Warfield recalled Ratterman as "…an amazing man; his commitment to those less fortunate was one of his defining characteristics," Warfield said. "His work was inspirational for many in our industry. By creating this award we hope that Walt's legacy will continue to inspire other renewable energy installers to follow his formidable lead."