DALLAS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What do companies like Target, Cisco, Southern California Edison, EnergyHub, Ice Energy and Amy's Kitchen all have in common? They're leaders in smart energy and past recipients of the prestigious Buildy Awards, presented annually at ConnectivityWeek in Santa Clara, Calif.
Buildy Awards are given to leaders, visionaries and implementers of smart devices and smart systems in any application that improves energy management and efficiency. Award nominations are due by April 15 for the May 23-26, 2011 ConnectivityWeek conference and can be submitted online.
"Whether you're a major retailer or a manufacturer of organic foods, you share at least one thing in common – you use energy," said Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events. "As energy costs rise, and as companies look to become better environmental stewards, energy management has become increasingly critical – to everyone. We're looking to highlight major achievements by individuals and companies and hold them up on a pedestal as a benchmark and model for industry progress."
Since 2004, Buildy Awards have acknowledged leaders in the energy-consuming segments that define the scope of where energy is consumed and where Smart Grid, smart buildings, smart homes, smart devices and smart services intersect. The 2011 Buildy Awards fall into the following categories:
- Connectivity Visionary
- Smart Buildings
- Smart Homes
- Smart Industrial
- Smart Infrastructure
- Smart Grid
New in 2011 is Buildy Face Time, an opportunity to increase the visibility of all selected nominees during the Tuesday evening reception. Candidates may enter the competition by nominating themselves, their own company, or their peers. Finalists will be notified by April 29.
Clasma Events, Inc. is a global event company specializing in strategic conferences at the center of the worldwide energy discussion. Clasma provides a stage for collaboration and cooperation among industry thought leaders at the forefront of the smart energy movement. Focusing on Smart Grid, connectivity, and the new energy economy, Clasma's major events include ConnectivityWeek, GridWeek, and Grid-Interop. www.clasma.com.
Clasma, GridWeek, ConnectivityWeek, and Grid-Interop are trademarks or registered trademarks of Clasma International Corporation. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
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