At its congress, the German Energy Agency (dena) has awarded the Energy Efficiency Award 2017 for outstanding energy efficiency projects in private and public companies. The prize was awarded to the retail chain ALDI SÜD, the mechanical engineering company AIXTRON and the Football and Athletics Association Westfalen (FLVW). The Audience Award went to the engineering firm Krones – Werk Steinecker. The international award is endowed with prize money totaling 30,000 euros and is under the patronage of Federal Minister of Economics Brigitte Zypries. The award shows success stories from companies that make their own company fit for the energy future.