List recognizes the top private companies in clean technology
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BuildingIQ, a leading energy management software company with a mission to redefine the way energy is managed in commercial buildings, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2012 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, a leading global research and advisory firm focused on innovation in energy and the environment.
The Global Cleantech 100 list is unique in the sector because it highlights the promise of private clean technology companies from all around the world, focusing on those companies which the players in the market feel are currently the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next five to ten years.
“It is an honor to be named one of the top 100 Global Cleantech companies,” said Mike Zimmerman, CEO of BuildingIQ. “We are proud to have this outstanding recognition for the work our customers, partners and staff have put into making our unique building energy efficiency and smart grid software one of the leading solutions of its kind in the world.”
The list is derived from Cleantech Group’s own data and research combined with the weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations and the viewpoints of a global panel of 75 cleantech experts. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
“The Global Cleantech 100 is a natural extension of our companywide mission to help corporations, investors and financiers, professional service firms and governmental agencies connect with global cleantech innovation,” said Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group CEO. “This report celebrates the best in innovation and is the industry standard on gauging where cleantech innovation is headed next.”
8,285 companies were nominated this year from 85 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 236 companies presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 13 countries.
The 75-member expert panel is drawn principally from leading financial investors in Asia, Europe and North America, and from representatives of multi-national corporations. The composition of the expert panel is created to be broadly representative of the global cleantech community, and includes pioneers, leaders, veterans, and new entrants in cleantech resulting in a list of companies that command a broad base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem, not just insiders.
“The 2012 Global Cleantech 100 is markedly different in its composition to that of 2009, our first edition,” said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group Managing Director. “As such, it is a strong statement of how the collective market opinion has shifted as to what type of companies are the most likely to have significant market impact in a 5-10 year timeframe.”
The complete list of 100 companies was revealed yesterday at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C. http://events.cleantech.com/global100/. For complete information on BuildingIQ’s leadership within the cleantech space, access Cleantech Group’s leading market intelligence platform, i3, and search for BuildingIQ at http://research.cleantech.com/company/BuildingIQ/.
Founded in 2009, BuildingIQ is a leading energy management software company whose mission is to redefine the way energy is managed in commercial buildings. BuildingIQ’s suite of software offerings are based on unique, patent-pending Predictive Energy OptimizationTM technology. These offerings reduce peak and ongoing energy cost and consumption, helping facility owners, managers and occupants get more value out of their existing HVAC energy systems. BuildingIQ has commercialized 15 person-years of building control systems, modeling and comfort research developed by the world-leading experts at the Energy Division of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national research organization, and combined it with industry expertise and an additional 10 person-years of its own R&D to offer commercial facility owners and managers high value solutions with no capital expense outlay.
About Cleantech Group
Cleantech Group’s market intelligence, events and advisory services accelerate market adoption, stimulate demand, and remove barriers to cleantech innovation. A global company with offices in North America and Europe, we connect business leaders with cleantech innovation through the i3 Platform, the most comprehensive, vetted, up-to-date source for insights into companies, investors, financing and relationships across the clean technology ecosystem. Cleantech Group also produces the premier Cleantech Forum® and Focus™ events worldwide.