PHILADELPHIA and BOSTON, March 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), today announced that Tom Pagliuco, Director of Global Energy and Sustainability at Merck, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, was honored with the 2014 EnergySMART Energy Innovator Award. The award is given annually at EnerNOC's EnergySMART Conference, an event that brings together energy management innovators and practitioners across technology, engineering, finance, corporate sustainability, and policy. Mr. Pagliuco was selected as this year's award recipient by the EnergySMART Conference Advisory Board, which comprises representatives from The Brattle Group, Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), Opower, Lockheed Martin, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO). Finalists for this award include Robert Jewell of Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company, Richard Crowther of Coca-Cola, Josh Keene of Washington Real Estate Holdings and Transwestern, Dustin Herner of Weis Markets, and James Urbanski of the Wicomico County Board of Education. "At Merck, energy intelligence software has changed the way we think about energy management. From measurement and verification of energy efficiency initiatives, to monitoring of connectivity at facilities, data-driven energy management has created a meaningful differentiator for us in the market," said Mr. Pagliuco. "We are honored to receive this award, particularly among such a distinguished group of finalists." The Energy Innovator Award recognizes individuals who have leveraged energy intelligence software and data to inform a successful energy management program. Merck's data-driven approach to its energy management strategy leverages technology including EnerNOC's suite of EIS applications, and has resulted in significant success and numerous accolades, including an ENERGY STAR 2013 Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued improvement in energy performance and leadership in energy management in both the pharmaceutical and industrial sectors. From 2009 to 2012, Merck reduced its overall energy use by 1.6 trillion BTU.