In 2007 V. Putilov together with a group of MPEI teachers got IV National ecological prize in the nomination "Education for sustainable development" for development and implementation in the Moscow Power Engineering Institute for the first time in domestic practice of a permanent complex system of experts' training in the field of ecology in power engineering for high schools and postgraduate vocational education system. The prize is established by the State Duma of the RF and Foundation of V.I. Vernadsky.