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Awarded for Use of Clear Blue Technologies’ Solar and Wind Streetlights at Bayside Toronto Development
Toronto, ON. February 27, 2014— Tridel, Canada’s leading condominium developer, was honoured with a Gold Award in the Energy category of the 2014 Connected World magazine Connected World Awards. The award was given for an installation of solar and wind-powered streetlights developed by Clear Blue Technologies, the Smart Off-Grid company, which was honoured as the technology enabler for this Gold Award. These streetlights use Clear Blue’s Horizon cloud software to continually stream data about all components of the lights over a KORE M2M network. This enables Tridel to both remotely monitor and control the lights over the Internet from a computer or smartphone, greatly reducing maintenance costs and ensuring high reliability. The remote connectivity also enables Tridel to manage the on/off times of the lights, as well as brightness, resulting in cost-savings and efficiency.
The Connected World Awards honor the companies that have successfully leveraged machine-to-machine (M2M) communications in order to solve a critical pain point within their business, all with quantifiable results.
“The 2014 award winners honoured this year are a combination of large and small companies representing a range of industries and applications. These winners came from areas of energy and healthcare, as well as building automation and retail. Solutions were implemented for GPS, car sharing, and even concrete-management systems,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine. “This is a testament to the growth of the vertical markets and acceptance of the technology within those various segments.”
The installation of the streetlights was facilitated by TowerLabs @MaRS, a not-for-profit green building accelerator. Funding for the project was provided by TowerLabs and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, established by the city of Toronto in 1991 to help reduce local greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions. TowerLabs will also independently monitor and validate Clear Blue’s integrated lighting system and issue a comprehensive report on the technology.
“Incorporating Clear Blue’s renewable energy lighting combines practical, aesthetic, and environmental benefits, while sending a highly visible message about the intent of the Tridel development,” said Jamie James, President of TowerLabs.
Tridel is Canada’s leader in condominium living in the Greater Toronto real estate market, with over 7 decades of design-build expertise and the construction of over 75,000 homes. Tridel builds brand new condo homes, high-rise, townhomes and lofts in downtown Toronto, North York, Etobicoke, Scarborough and Richmond Hill that appeal to a large range of buyers and investors, both local and global. All new communities are ‘Built Green. Built for Life.(R) or built to ENERGY STAR(R) specifications. To learn more, visit www.tridel.com.
About Tower Labs @MaRS
Tower Labs @MaRS is a non-profit green building technology accelerator. We manage pilot and demonstration projects in order to validate the performance of products, technologies, and approaches that will contribute to the evolution of a more sustainable built environment. Our founders include Tridel, Canada’s leading developer of highrise residential buildings, and MaRS Discovery District, a not-for-profit corporation established to support innovation and commercialize new technologies that will advance the local, regional and national economy. Tower Labs is located in the MaRS Discovery District and works directly with real estate developers, venture capitalists and Cleantech companies. To learn more, visit www.towerlabs.org
About Clear Blue Technologies
Clear Blue Technologies combines environmentally friendly green energy with innovative hardware and software to deliver reliable, intelligent, and high performance smart off-grid lighting and security solutions that are easier to install, reduce cost of ownership and can be monitored and controlled over the Web. Our Horizon controller and Horizon cloud software can be integrated into a wide variety of products such outdoor lighting, security, mobile and telecom applications. Our Illumient division manufactures and sells fully integrated lighting and security solutions using the Clear Blue Horizon controller and cloud software. To learn more visit www.clearbluetechnologies.com and www.illumient.com.