LONDON -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 -- Sefaira, the leader in cloud-based software for sustainable building design, today announced that it received the EcoSummit Award 2013 Jury Gold. The award recognizes Sefaira as this year's best sustainability focused startup for its innovation in green building software. Sefaira Concept, the company's flagship cloud-based energy analysis software, delivers rapid analysis of whole-building energy and water use, carbon emissions, utility costs, and renewable energy potential. This analysis enables architects and other building designers to create high performing, energy efficient buildings.
The ECO13 Award Jury included 33 members representing venture capital firms, corporations, utilities, service providers and specialised press. Award selection criteria included product innovation (value proposition and technology), business potential (business model and revenues) and environmental benefit. EcoSummit is the Smart Green Business Network for cleantech startups, investors and corporations to accelerate smart green innovation, promoting companies that are valuable for the ecology, economy and society.
"We are very happy for all the startups winning EcoSummit Awards. In particular, we congratulate Sefaira for convincing our expert jury with their smart green building software," said Jan Michael Hess, founder and CEO, EcoSummit. "Sefaira is a fast growing cleanweb startup that shows how big data and cloud computing help architects and engineers design smarter and greener buildings."
"The team at Sefaira has worked incredibly hard for the past four years to create software that makes a real difference to the way great buildings are designed, and we are very proud to be recognized for our contribution to the industry," said Mads Jensen, co-founder and CEO, Sefaira. "We truly believe that enabling architects to make informed decisions at the earliest stages of their design work will result in better and more environmentally friendly buildings for generations to come."
Sefaira Concept enables architects to combine creativity and analytic insight to design highly sustainable buildings. Its powerful cloud-based sustainability analysis platform provides rapid feedback on whole-building energy and water use, carbon emissions, utility costs, and renewable energy potential. Additionally, its intuitive interface allows for fast, iterative exploration of multiple design options.
Founded in 2009, Sefaira (http://www.sefaira.com) produces cloud-based energy efficiency software to help the building industry design and retrofit buildings for energy efficiency and sustainability. Using Sefaira's platform, building designers and retrofit assessors can analyse and compare green building strategies within a fraction of the time and cost previously required. This includes defining, quantifying, and optimising the energy, water, carbon and financial benefits of relevant design strategies.
Sefaira won the "Green Building Innovation of the Year" award at London's Ecobuild 2011 and has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 Europe in 2013 and the AlwaysOn Networks Global Top 200 companies in the sustainability sector. Sefaira has offices in London and New York.
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