Enlighted, Inc.

Enlighted, Inc.

November 19, 2015 11:36 ET

Inaugural 2015 "BOLD Awards" Identify Sustainability Leaders

Awards Recognize Four Leading Green Building Industry Innovators

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 19, 2015) - During Greenbuild 2015, The BOLD Awards recognized Building Optimizers, Leaders and Disruptors who are driving change and innovation in prestigious green building projects across the country. Organized in its inaugural year by Aquicore, Building Robotics, Enlighted, and View, The BOLD Awards Ceremony celebrated four outstanding individuals who are creating a better, more sustainable built environment.

Judges assessed candidates based on a handful of criteria, including:

  • Environmental impact: What environmental impact has the nominee created or expected?

  • Human impact: How did the nominee change comfort, productivity, or the general well-being of the community?

  • Innovation: Did the nominees implement an innovative project?

The 2015 recipients for each category were:

  1. The Champion - Sara Neff, Vice President of Sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corporation

  2. The Mentor - Russell Perry, Director of Sustainable Design at SmithGroupJJR

  3. The Inventor - Davida Herzl, CEO & Co-Founder of Aclima

  4. The Unsung Hero - William (Bill) Updike, Chief of the Green Building & Climate Branch, Department of Energy & the Environment, Government of the District of Columbia

"With such a talented group of applicants, selecting the four BOLD Award recipients proved challenging," said Elaine Hsieh, VERGE Program Director at GreenBiz Group. "But ultimately, the recipients demonstrated a unique and distinct dedication to innovation in sustainability, and we are proud to recognize them for their accomplishments."

Judges for the first annual awards program included: Scot Horst, Chief Product Officer at USGBC; Elaine Hsieh, VERGE Program Director at GreenBiz Group; Kira Gould, Director of Communications at William McDonough + Partners; Cliff Majersik, Executive Director at Institute for Market Transformation; Mark Frankel, Technical Director at New Buildings Institute; Gary Dillabough, Managing Partner at The Westly Group; Phil Williams, Executive Director at Delos.

"In our inaugural year, The BOLD Awards attracted nearly 100 exceptional candidates with amazing credentials," said Jessica Appelgren, Enlighted Director of Marketing & Public Relations. "The organizers are proud to have connected leaders from across the industry, and look forward to reviewing another incredible pool of talent next year."

For more information about the awards competition, please visit www.theboldawards.com.

About The BOLD Awards

The Building Optimizers Leaders and Disruptors Awards recognize individuals and teams who thrive to change the green building industry to make our surroundings smarter, more comfortable, and more efficient. The inaugural BOLD Awards were formed through a partnership of four innovative technology companies - Aquicore, Building Robotics, Enlighted, and View - aiming to celebrate exceptional contribution to the built industry. Recipients will be announced on the first day of the Greenbuild Conference and Expo at an exclusive party held in Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.theboldawards.com.

About The Hosts


Aquicore offers comprehensive energy analytics and automation solutions for commercial real estate. An emerging leader in energy management systems, Aquicore provides technology that automatically reads and compiles data from utility meters and submeters in real-time. For more information, visit www.aquicore.com.

Building Robotics

Building Robotics connects people to places by giving users control of their own comfort. The company's mission is to revolutionize the way building's interact with people through cutting-edge software experiences. Combining human intelligence with computer intelligence, Building Robotics' software, Comfy, allows buildings to instantly adapt to an individual's thermal comfort preferences. For more information, visit www.buildingrobotics.com.


Designed to change everything, Enlighted provides the world's most advanced digital sensor and analytics platform for smarter buildings to Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Enlighted was founded in 2009 and has received venture funding from Draper Nexus Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, RockPort Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Intel Capital. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information about Enlighted products, visit www.enlightedinc.com.


A leader in building innovation, View Inc. is the first company to successfully advance the large-scale commercialization of dynamic glass. View's intelligent windows tint in response to external conditions and user preferences, providing enhanced occupant experience, intelligent control and improved energy efficiency. For more information, visit www.viewglass.com.

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