Welcome to the home of ICEE Alaska!

Our Goal is to reduce residential and municipal energy use by 12% by 2017.

ICEE (Interior Community Energy Efficiency) Alaska is a partnership of local Interior Alaska organizations that was formed to compete in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition, a multi-year national competition that is challenging communities across the U.S. to increase their energy efficiency and promote a cleaner environment for the grand prize of $5 million. Learn more...


June 2014 - FNSB applies to GUEP

Summer to Fall 2014 - Community-wide plan is formed

November 2014 - Stage 2 Application (plan) is submitted to GUEP

December 2014 - Plan is accepted; FNSB moves on to semifinalist round and ICEE Alaska is formed

January 2015 to December 2016 - Plan is implemented; ICEE Alaska along with other semifinalists will compete for two years to reduce utility supplied energy consumption within their communities.

January to June, 2017 – Finalist Selection, Judging and Awards

The Prize

If awarded the grand prize, ICEE Alaska would use the $5million to promote and implement continued energy efficiency measures that benefit Interior Alaska.  As stated in ICEE Alaska’s (FNSB’S) Stage 2 Application, the winnings would be divided as follows:

  • 20% to fund design for non-profit energy efficiency upgrades.
  • 20% would go towards weatherization for low-income housing that is not otherwise covered by AHFC’s Weatherization Assistance Program.
  • 20% to establish a fund for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District for energy efficiency retrofit projects in the schools.
  • 10% to fund outreach and marketing efforts to extend the successful Fairbanks program to military and the University of Alaska.
  • 10% allocated as cash prizes for future energy efficiency efforts or competitions in the community.
  • 10% to establish an energy efficiency endowment that allows K-12 teachers to apply every year for funds to be spent on educational material, such as computer programs or solar panel experiments, focused on energy efficiency. It could also be used for travel fare by students competing in national competitions for energy efficiency or other related science projects.
  • 10% to analyze gaps in the FNSB’s program to make it more replicable and increase success rates of future energy efficiency programs in Alaska and similar regions.