The Green Way’s Cluster Member Company named in Global Top 10 by Global Cleantech Cluster Association
For cleantech success in Best in Green Buildings, FenestraPro was honoured at Cleantech Investing Seminar in Lausanne, Switzerland
Dublin, Ireland, 5th December, 2014 – The Green Way, Dublin’s Cleantech Cluster is proud to announce that Fenestra Pro has been chosen by the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) as the 2014 Later Stage Award Best in Green Building’s category winner. The 2014 Global Top 10 award reflects The Green Way’s dedicated commitment to supporting and growing ground-breaking Irish cleantech companies like FenestraPro, both in Ireland and internationally. The Green Way nominated Fenestra Pro for the GCCA Later Stage Award in the Spring of 2014 for their ground breaking design software which provides technical guidance on the energy performance of building facades at an early stage in design process. Fenestra Pro, along with the other 2014 Global Top 10 winners, was honoured at a ceremony organized by the swisscleantech on December 3rd, 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the 5th annual CleanTech Investing Seminar.
“Cleantech is thriving throughout the world and proving to now be a major driver of economic growth,” said Christian Haeuselmann, Co-Founder and Chairman of the GCCA and Cluster Manager for swisscleantech who hosted this year’s awards. “The 2014 winners are proving that companies innovating in the new green economy are both investable and thriving. It is an honor to highlight them as true examples of success in our growing industry.”
The Global Top 10 were selected out of the 4000 companies represented by the GCCA’s 50 member clusters. In total, 200 companies were nominated by clusters as leading in their regions. That number was later narrowed to the Global Top 30 Semi-Finalists were assessed using the Keystone Method™, a business and venture development tool developed by GCCA Head Judge Dr. Peter Adriaens and CleanTech Acceleration Partners at the University of Michigan. The Global Top 10 were then selected by the Later Stage Award judging panel of 30 cleantech VCs and entrepreneurs who collectively manage over $3.5 billion in cleantech investment.
The Green Way joined the Global Cleantech Cluster Association in 2011 to expand the scope and breadth of its offerings to member companies and Ireland. The Green Way is
stimulating the development of Ireland’s cleantech economy and promotes Ireland’s cleantech leadership globally. The Green Way supports innovation, economic development and job creation for cleantech companies. Utilising a collaborative approach The Green Way aims to establish Dublin and indeed Ireland as an international centre of excellence in clean technology and resource efficiency.
Speaking following the announcement of the winners, Aideen O’Hora, Executive Director of The Green Way, praised the achievement of Fenestra Pro. “Fenestra Pro’s fantastic success highlights the strength of Ireland’s cleantech sector. This is the fourth successive year in which Irish cleantech companies have won later stage awards and underpins Ireland’s strength in this sector. The success of Fenestra Pro, coupled with Irish company – Oxymem being shortlisted in the Best in Water Category, reflects the dynamism and international competitiveness of Ireland companies and demonstrates why Ireland ranks highly across all international cleantech innovation indices”.
Congratulating the company on this latest honour, Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT, said “Fenestra Pro has developed a very exciting technology that will make a significant contribution to energy efficiency in the built environment. Being recognised in the Global top 10 is a great achievement and I would really congratulate David Palmer, who is a former academic colleague in DIT. I am delighted that Fenestra Pro is also a graduate company of our DIT Hothouse technology transfer programme. DIT has very significant strengths in all aspects of building design and construction, and this worldclass innovation is a great inspiration to our students.”
CONTACT: The Green Way Aideen O’Hora +353 1 5249801 firstname.lastname@example.org
About FenestraPro FenestraPro is Cloud based Building Information Modelling (“BIM”) software for architects to design environmentally efficient building façades more cost effectively. FenestraPro is a design tool as opposed to an analysis tool and uses a series of algorithms to provide the design team with key design parameters relating to the façade based on the predicted performance of the building itself. FenestraPro optimises the thermal, solar and daylighting requirements of the façade and provides the user with a detailed understanding of how their design decisions affect the buildings energy performance. By providing the optimal design solution FenestraPro ensures compliance with increasing environmental standards and requirements thus enhancing green building design at an early stage in the design process. Furthermore, it eliminates the time requirements for late stage redesign of the façade after detailed building performance analysis occurs, generating at least 30% design savings. FenestraPro for Revit ensures that these environmental performance considerations fit directly into the BIM workflow, drawing inputs from, and writing directly to, the building information model itself. For more information go to http://www.fenestrapro.com/
About OxyMem OxyMem is a breakthrough technology for the wastewater aeration market tackling the industry’s biggest challenge – energy costs. For 100 years the cornerstone of global wastewater treatment has been ‘Bubble’ aeration. OxyMem’s solution does not rely on this highly inefficient method, instead it uses gas permeable membranes capable of delivering oxygen directly to the bacteria, resulting in a fourfold energy saving with more compact, lower cost infrastructure. Visit www.oxymem.com for more information.
About The Green Way The Green Way was founded in 2010 when a number of key regional and national stakeholders and thought leaders identified an opportunity for Dublin City Region to promote job creation and green economic growth through the stimulation of the cleantech sector to take advantage of this emerging market. It is a collaborative cluster, located in Dublin, connecting companies, government and researchers to work together in the development, promotion and deployment of clean technology solutions. The founding partners of The Green Way include Ballymun Regeneration Ltd (BRL), Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Dublin City Council (DCC), Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin Institute
of Technology (DIT), Fingal County Council (FCC), and North Dublin Chamber (NDCC). Corporate and strategic partners include ESB and Magnet Networks. For more information visit www.thegreenway.ie
About the Global Cleantech Cluster Association Global Cleantech is a non-profit association, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. that creates conduits for companies to harness the tremendous benefits of international cleantech cluster collaboration in an efficient, affordable, and structured way. Global Cleantech provides a gateway for established and emerging cleantech companies to gain exposure to potential investors, new markets, influential networks, innovative technologies and best practices. GCCA was founded by the Finnish Cleantech Cluster, Skipso, swisscleantech, Technica Communications and Watershed Capital Group. For more information about Global Cleantech, please visit www.globalcleantech.org. A full list of all the GCCA Later Stage Award 2014 Global Top 10 Finalists can be found at: http://www.globalcleantech.org/2014-winners/