Portland-based environmental software developer Rapport has been awarded energy and sustainability news outlet Environmental Leader’s Top Product of the Year Award, the company said Thursday.

The Environmental Leader’s annual Product & Project Awards recognize excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line.

Rapport received the Top Project of the Year Award for its online platform priced and designed to help small and midsized businesses save money by reducing their energy and water use, solid waste and carbon emissions.

Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges headed by Peter Bussey of LNS Research and also including judges from Ball Aerospace & Technology, BSI Group, C&A, ConAgra Foods, Denver International Airport, ERM, Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, LNS Research, MUFG Union Bank, Sears Holding Corp., Staples, the University of California Berkeley, University of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy, and USG Corp.

Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Environmental Leader is a leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives informed about energy, environmental and sustainability news. It is published by Business Sector Media LLC.