Lime Energy Receives National Award from Alliance to Save Energy

Lime Energy Receives National Award from Alliance to Save Energy

Lime Energy will be accepting the Super Nova Star of Energy Efficiency Award
from the Alliance to Save Energy on October 2nd in Washington, DC on behalf of
their innovative Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) model.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., June 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Lime Energy
Co. (Nasdaq:LIME) announced that they will be accepting the Super Nova Star of
Energy Efficiency Award from the Alliance to Save Energy on October 2nd in
Washington, DC. Lime Energy received this award on behalf of their innovative
Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) model, which provided 81,332 MWh of
savings in New York State in 2012. Lime delivered 115% of the combined goal
for the small business programs of National Grid, Long Island Power Authority
and Central Hudson Gas and Electric. This achievement accounted for nearly 40%
of all SBDI savings statewide, as utilities increasingly look to bring energy
efficiency programs to their small business customers.

The Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit organization that promotes energy
efficiency through research, education and advocacy, has been recognizing
energy efficiency leaders for over two decades through its Star of Energy
Efficiency Awards. Alliance President Kateri Callahan commented that "the 2013
Star of Energy Efficiency Award recipients are some of the strongest in the
program's 21 year history." In congratulating the slate of winners, Callahan
noted that "the Alliance applauds Lime Energy for bringing the benefits of
energy efficiency to the often overlooked, but critically important, small
business sector."

"Lime's success in New York has paved the way for program adoption around the
country, and Lime is currently implementing nine small business direct install
programs in six states," said John O'Rourke, President and CEO of Lime Energy.
"Lime Energy's SBDI model is delivering the multiple benefits for which it was
designed – small business operating cost reduction, utility energy efficiency
goal achievement, economic development and clean air. We're doing this at
unprecedented scale, and with nearly 10,000 projects per year, Lime Energy is
advancing these goals by helping another small business every ten minutes."

About Lime Energy Co

Lime Energy is building a new energy future. As a leading national provider of
energy efficiency for small business customers, Lime designs and implements
direct install programs for our utility clients which consistently exceed
program savings goals. Our award-winning, integrated services programs provide
utilities with reliable energy efficiency resources while delivering the
highest levels of customer satisfaction. This next generation approach is
helping utilities across the country to go deeper and broader with the
cheapest, cleanest and fastest energy resource that we have – energy
efficiency.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995 including statements that reflect Lime Energy's current expectations
about its future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Lime
Energy has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words
and phrases such as "may," "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "potential,"
"hope," "intends," "estimates," "plan," "should," "typical," "preliminary," or
similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information
currently available to Lime Energy and are subject to a number of risks,
uncertainties and other factors that could cause Lime Energy's actual results,
performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those
expressed in, or implied by, these forward- looking statements. These risks
include our ability to continue to grow and expand our utilities business and
those described in Lime Energy's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or as
may be described from time to time in Lime Energy's subsequent SEC filings;
such factors are incorporated here by reference.

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CONTACT: Lime Energy
         Investor Relations
         Ashley Conger
         aconger@lime-energy.com
         704-892-4442
 
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