Verdantix Announces The Finalists For The 2020 International Smart Building Innovation Awards
London – September 29, 2020. Independent research firm Verdantix has announced the finalists for its prestigious International Smart Building Innovation Awards. Based on their responses to a detailed questionnaire, the finalists were selected from 49 submissions across ten sectors. The winners will be selected by independent judges Emeric Denis, IWMS and Technology Implementation Specialist at THELIAS and Paddy Pope, Energy & Carbon Manager at Bank of England. Winners will be announced via press release on October 14.
“Even though the real estate sector has been slow to digitize, this year’s entries highlight the potential for smart building technology to dramatically enhance performance across employee experience, operational efficiency and workplace safety. With continuing innovation from technology vendors and improving costs, we expect adoption will increase throughout the industry in the years to come,” commented Verdantix Smart Building Research Practice Director Susan Clarke. “We’re delighted to see international blue chip firms such as AXA, Danone, Infosys, Grant Thornton and Verizon taking part in the awards process and sharing insights from their innovative smart building technology projects with the broader community.”
The finalists for the 2020 Verdantix International Smart Building Innovation Awards are as follows:
Corporate headquarters - new: AXA and Danone
Corporate headquarters - retrofit: Jukin Media and Vodafone Group
Commercial campus: Infosys and KPMG
Facilities management services: IDEX and Mitie
Hospital - optimization: Banner Health, and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL)
Hospital - COVID-19 management: AZ Maria Middelares and NHS Nightingale North West Hospital
Office portfolio: Grant Thornton and OP Financial Group
Transport and leisure: Airport City Logistic Properties and Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites
Mixed use development: Brookfield Properties and Verizon
Public Sector: Kent State University and NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services
In addition to the organizations who have invested in innovative projects, the awards highlight the contribution of supporting technology and consulting firms. In 2020, the projects of the finalists have involved: Accruent, Barracuda, Beijing Arch Information Technologies Co., bGrid, Brewer-Garrett Company, BuildingFit, Climatec, Colliers, Connected Finland Oy, Copper Tree Analytics, CSM, Cushman and Wakefield, Disruptive Technologies, Energisme, Enlighted, ETC Group, FSI, Infogrid, IoT.nxt, IoTSpot, JAS Partners Oy, JLL, Johnson Controls, Key Green Solutions, Mapiq, Microsoft, Mitie, Nagarro, Openpath Security, Pointr, Proximus, Quimera Energy Efficiency, Rapal Oy, Schneider Electric UAE, Shanghai AMT Consulting Group, SpaceIQ, Sweeney, Toogethr, Willow, Wisestate UK, Yonyou NC Cloud and Spacewell.
To learn more about the successful projects of the 2020 Smart Building Innovation Award winners and to network with Smart Building technology pioneers, stay tuned for the Verdantix Next And Best Practices: Learning From Top 10 Smart Building Innovators in 2020 virtual event on December 9.