May 2008

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ConnectivityWeek Organizers
Announce Finalists for 2008 Buildy Awards

  Frank Capuano, Manager Buildy Awards

DALLAS, TEXAS—April 30, 2008—The Buildy nominations are in. Nominated by their peers, the finalists in each category for the 2008 Buildy Awards have been chosen. Designed to increase awareness of the benefits of smart device connectivity, integration and interoperability, and honor successful implementation strategies, the Buildy Awards program celebrates the organizations and individuals who best support the vision of connected control systems to provide greater value from a technology investment.

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The winners of the 2008 Buildy Awards will be selected by the ConnectivityWeek attendees during the Expo on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The winners will be announced during the Awards Gala, Thursday evening, May 22, in Santa Clara, CA.

Within the award categories—Vision, Open Initiative, Green Initiative, Best New Product, Building Connectivity Implementation, Home Connectivity Implementation, GridWise Applied, and Automated Demand Response (DR) Implementation—the finalists are an innovative mix representing all facets of smart device connectivity, integration and interoperability.

Vision – This award will be presented to the industry professional who best demonstrates a vision of connectivity between various industries, technologies and energies through advocacy, promotion, educational and training endeavors. The finalists are:

  • James Lee, President/CEO of Cimetrics

  • Tim Healy, CEO and co-founder of EnerNOC, Inc.

  • Ali Vojdani, Ph.D., President of Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. (UISOL)

  • Keith E. Gipson, CTO of PHOENIXESG

  • Rob Pratt, Staff Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

  • Paul De Martini, Program Director at Southern California Edison

  • Bob Heile, Chairman of ZigBee Alliance

Open Initiative – This award honors a company or organization that has shown or launched a key initiative to enable or otherwise forward the subject of connecting intelligent systems. The initiative must be targeted specifically in the relevant technical or commercial subject surrounding connectivity of structures and energy. The finalists are:

Green Initiative – This award honors the company or organization that has launched an initiative to use smart device connectivity to further the deployment or use of green technologies and energy efficiency, in the context of green energy. The finalists are:

Best New Product – This award honors a manufacturer whose new product or service overcame a significant challenge, enhanced, or simplified the smart device connectivity process. The finalists are:

Building Connectivity Implementation – This award will be presented to the integrator, building owner or consultant with the most progressive building supporting the vision of whole building integration and intelligent buildings. The building must be currently occupied. The finalists are:

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Home Connectivity Implementation – This award will be presented to the developer or installer that uses smart device connectivity to best demonstrate energy efficiency in a residential application. The finalists are:

GridWise Applied – Two awards will be presented, one to an organization for the best Smart Grid product, implementation, or project in accordance with GridWise Architecture Council interoperability principles, and a second to an individual who best exemplifies the application of these principles.

Automated Demand Response (DR) Implementation – This award will be presented to a company that has used smart device connectivity technologies to implement the best automated DR project. The finalists are:

About Clasma Events Inc.
Clasma Events Inc. was formed solely to organize and manage technology events around the area of smart connected devices, and the subsequent impact to industry and business. Based in Dallas, Texas, with a network of associates and partners around the U.S. and across the globe, Clasma Events is a virtual organization, leveraging the power of the Internet for B2B-centric organization of events.  For more information please go to


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