Houweling Nurseries has won an award for its energy-efficient Camarillo, Calif., operation. 

The Southern California Gas Co.’s Energy Efficiency Excellence Award recognizes Houweling’s natural gas savings, according to a news release.

The grower of greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers began in 2009 an energy program that included the installation of greenhouse thermal curtains and heat reclamation.

Houwelings also built a 5-acre solar photovoltaic hybrid system that is expected to generate 1 megawatt of electricity, according to the release.