Energetics' highly qualified team of engineers, technical writers, communications specialists, and graphic designers collaborated with technical staff from clients including the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), the U.S. Department of Energy, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create impressive documents that earned Merit awards. In addition, one Energetics publication received an Award of Excellence in the 2008-2009 International Technical Publications Competition.
The following publications won awards in the 2009-2010 Technical Publications Competition held by the Washington, DC chapter of STC:
Cover - ASME Energy Grand Challenge Roadmap Executive SummaryASME Energy Grand Challenge Roadmap Executive Summary
Energetics partnered with ASME to define an overall strategy and approach to addressing critical energy challenges facing the nation and the world. Featuring "beautiful graphics" and strong use of supporting detail, the roadmap identifies priorities and top opportunities for ASME to make important contributions to solving leading energy challenges.
Cover - Combined Heat and Power: A Decade of Progress, A Vision for the FutureCombined Heat and Power: A Decade of Progress, A Vision for the Future
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requested a polished document to highlight the successes of its combined heat and power program and to outline program's future direction. Because the program covers a multitude of technologies and different types of DOE activities, presenting information about the program in an attractive, concise, and logical manner was a challenge. Judges commended the report's content and organization, "effective use of white space," and "excellent copyediting".
Cover - Measurement Challenges to Innovation in the Biosciences: Critical Roles for NISTMeasurement Challenges to Innovation in the Biosciences: Critical Roles for NIST
This document identifies and prioritizes measurement, standards, and technology needs that represent barriers to innovation and impediments to achieving maximal societal and economic benefits of new discoveries in the biosciences. Judges noted the report's "clear, concise, and well executed" visual design and content structure.
Cover - PERC Safety & Training RoadmapPERC Safety & Training Roadmap
This "very persuasive" document uses "focused and concise" details and a "crisp and clean" design to present a strategic framework for PERC's safety and training activities and resource allocation until the end of 2012. The roadmap outlines key commitments in nine focus areas that will provide a path forward for the next four years.
Cover - PERC Tank Coatings Marketing PiecePERC Tank Coatings Marketing Piece
Demonstrating "creativity and a solid understanding of users' needs," this piece uses clear, easy-to-understand, color-coded charts to present the results of a study evaluating the performance of several coatings for underground propane tanks. The layout of the report enables propane marketers to quickly and easily understand and compare the performance of the seven tank coatings that were tested. Judges said this piece was "an excellent example of making complex information more usable."
STC International Winner In addition, one Energetics publication received an Award of Excellence in the 2008-2009 STC International Technical Publications Competition. Each year, the competition recognizes the "best of the best" professional technical communication in print media among entries from Australia, Canada, and the United States.
Cover - Roadmap to Secure Control Systems in the Water SectorRoadmap to Secure Control Systems in the Water Sector
Energetics worked with leaders from the water and wastewater industries and the government to define a framework with challenges, goals, and priorities that will guide efforts to secure control systems in the water sector against cyber attack. The completed roadmap features descriptive images, informative graphics, and an easy-to-read layout that helps readers quickly understand which research and development activities will have the greatest impact.
By providing many disciplines under one roof, Energetics (energetics.com) continues to create award-winning products that are not only technically accurate and visually engaging, but also essential to the success of businesses and government programs.
The Society of Technical Communications (STC) is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. For more information on the Washington, DC chapter, visit stcwdc.org/.
For more information on Energetics' technical communications, please contact Julie Chappell visit our Communications & Outreach page.