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BuilConn Organizers Announce Finalists for the 2006 Buildy Awards
DALLAS, TEXAS—April 26, 2006--The Buildy nominations are in. Nominated by their peers, the finalists in each of the five categories for the 2006 Buildy Awards have been chosen. Designed to increase awareness of the benefits of whole building integration and honor successful implementation strategies, the Buildy Awards Program celebrates the North American organizations and individuals who best support the vision of networked buildings.
The winners of the 2006 Buildy Awards will be selected by the BuilConn attendees during the Expo on Wednesday, May 17, and announced at the Industry Gala, Thursday, May 18, in Palm Springs, CA. Ballots can be cast during the Expo on Wednesday, May 17.
Within the five award categories—Best Integration Project, Best Product, Best Building, Initiative and Vision —the finalists are an innovative mix representing all facets of the integration process.
Awarded to a systems integrator, the recipient of the Best Integration Project award demonstrates the ability to efficiently integrate a wide array of building systems together and successfully enable operation over a corporate IT infrastructure. Representing North America’s integrators in this category are:
Interval Data Systems for the Iowa State University Campus
Scanlon Consulting for the Denver Public Schools
Control Technologies for the New York City Schools “Children First” Project
Honoring a manufacturer whose new product or service overcame a significant challenge, enhanced, or simplified the integration process, the finalists for Best Product are:
EnNET® Enterprise Server by Gridlogix, Inc.
XPress DR+ by Lantronix
EnergyWitness™ by Interval Data Systems
The KAN 254B Wireless BACnet Router by Kiyon
JENEsys™ by Lynxspring
The Best Building award is presented to the building owner or consultant with the most progressive building technology supporting the vision of whole building integration. The finalists for Best Building are:
Boeing's Long Beach Assembly Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Retrofit of Novo Nordisk Laboratory
Carlsbad Public Schools
New in 2006, the Initiative award honors a company or organization that has shown or launched a key initiative to enable or otherwise forward the subject of integrated and intelligent buildings. The finalists for Initiative are:
LonMark® Open Systems Certification Program
Creation of the new BACnet International organization
Creation of a wireless protocol standard for control networks - ZigBee
Building Intelligence Quotient (BIQ) Tool
Cisco Connected Real Estate - CCRE
The Vision award will be presented to the industry professional that best demonstrates a vision of whole building integration and interoperability through advocacy, promotion, educational and training endeavors. The finalists in this category are:
Tim Huneycutt, Vice President, Engineering, Gridlogix
Jim Lee, CEO, Cimetrics, Inc.
John J. “Jack” Mc Gowan, President, Energy Control Inc.
John Petze, CEO, Tridium, Inc.
BuilConn is a three-day forum uniting the players of the building industry’s disparate disciplines including integrators, manufacturers, distributors, consultants and technologists, as well as end users and building owners to learn and discuss the trends, technologies and their applications for tomorrow’s intelligent buildings.
BuilConn is comprised of multiple industry-related events where building professionals of varying experience levels can explore the immense benefits of whole building integration in light of IT convergence. BuilConn itself is a conference and expo with multiple topics and tracks so attendees can customize their days with subjects that are relevant to them and their business.
The fourth annual event will be held in Palm Springs, CA, May 16-18, 2006, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. For further information, please visit http://www.builconn.com/.
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