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|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.
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:
DRRC (Demand Response Research Center) and LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) for the Open Automated Demand Response Communication Standards (OpenADR)
HomePlug Powerline Alliance for HomePlug Command and Control v1.0 standard
UISOL (Utility Integration Solutions, Inc.) for the Demand Response Business Network
Southern California Edison for the Avanti Circuit of the Future
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:
Freelight ApS (ltd) for CleanBuild®’s SMARTPANEL
KLG Systel Ltd. for Connectgaia.com
Richards-Zeta for the Google Mountain View Campus
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:
PhyNet Wireless Sensor Network by Arch Rock Corporation
FASTapps™ Substation & Feeder Automation by Advanced Control Systems, Inc
IP-100 by Richards-Zeta
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:
Concurrent Technology Corporation campus facilities in Johnstown, PA
Wipro Technologies for a multi-site campus installation in India
Leggat McCall Properties and Gridlogix for Battery Wharf in Boston, MA
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:
Ember Corp for the AppBuilder for Smart Energy Profile
GridPoint and Duke Energy “Smart Charging” for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
Southern California Edison for Edison SmartConnect™
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.
The GridWise Applied Finalists will be announced during ConnectivityWeek in May.
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:
Akuacom, Inc. for the Demand Response Automation Server in California
PowerIt Solutions, LLC for the Intelligent Demand Response Project at Guadalupe Cooling Company in Guadalupe, California
Richards-Zeta for NetApp Corporate Headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA
Constellation NewEnergy and Novar for the Partnership Project to deliver Automated DR to Staples
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 www.clasma.com
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