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Finalists In Smartest Building Challenge

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Energy, Facility Management, Professional Development, Technology

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Published on August 06, 2010 with No Comments

Fifteen facilities from across the United States are finalists in the competition to win the Siemens Smartest Building in America™ Challenge. This month, a panel of five industry experts will determine which facilities will earn the Smartest Building in America title and win up to $25,000 worth of building technologies products and services.

The Challenge, which accepted entries until July 15, highlights how people use technology to keep buildings operating. The Challenge looks for innovative and creative approaches taken by facility managers. Any facility that operates either APOGEE® or TALON® building automation systems was eligible for nomination. Participants were asked to submit brief videos that explain why their buildings are the smartest in America.

Grand prize winners will receive $25,000 in products and services from the Building Technologies Division or a $25,000 contribution to a qualified charity of their choice. Runner up prize winners will receive $15,000 in products and services from the Building Technologies Division or a $15,000 contribution to a qualified charity of their choice.

The Challenge finalists, appearing in random order:

  • Upper Merion Area School District, Candlebrook Elementary School
  • CME Group, GFX Corporation’s High Density Data Center
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, E. Donnell Thomas Building
  • City of Seattle, Parks Department, Northgate Civic Center
  • Elizabethtown College, Nicarry Hall
  • Greenwich Hospital
  • Manchester College’s Science Center
  • Childress Klein Properties, Duke Energy Center
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • Hilton Worldwide office building
  • Grand View University Rasmussen Building
  • Compass Rose Consulting, Isabella EEB Project
  • Cold Climate Housing Research Center
  • Arkansas Department of Environment Quality
  • Texas Women’s University

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at schwartz@groupc.com.

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