Ambassador Oreck receives prestigious Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service from the Alliance to Save Energy
Alliance to Save Energy has selected Ambassador Bruce Oreck as the recipient of this year’s Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service. This is the Alliance’s most prestigious award. It is presented to an individual in the public or private sector in recognition of an outstanding public service contribution and/or a lifetime commitment to energy efficiency. Ambassador Oreck’s vision, hard work and commitment to energy efficiency serve as an important model for many others who will, or already have, learned from his sound energy management and environmental stewardship.
Bruce Oreck is founding partner of the law firm Oreck, Crighton, Adams and Chase. Although originally trained as a specialist in Federal taxation, for over fifteen years Bruce’s practice focused exclusively on matters of state and local tax planning and litigation. In addition, Bruce serves a management role for the family owned Oreck Corporation, which manufactures the appropriately popular 8 pound Oreck vacuum endorsed by every member of the Firm. He is very active in environmental issues, having founded The Zero Carbon Initiative, which “seeks to implement better residential building practices and to teach both trades-persons and homeowners what is possible in energy efficiency as well as alternative and renewable energy applications.” Bruce obtained his Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1975. He then earned his law degree from Louisiana State University, graduating with the highest academic honors in 1978. Bruce attended New York University Law School, where he obtained his Master’s degree in tax law, also graduating with honors.