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Article Date: 7th April 2014

Breathing Buildings Selected as 2014 New Energy Pioneer

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the provider of unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system, today announced Breathing Buildings as a 2014 New Energy Pioneer. The winners were recognized on stage at the seventh annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City.

Breathing Buildings CEO, Shaun Fitzgerald, who is in New York says, “It is a great to know that what we are doing at Breathing Buildings really is set to have a global impact, and the company being awarded the prestigious accolade as a Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer is testimony to the amazing work from all the team.”

Breathing Buildings has developed a completely new way of naturally ventilating buildings. The concept exploits the heat gains from people, lights, IT and even solar in a building and thereby avoids the wasteful use of radiators which have historically been the only solution to cold draughts. The technology, based on a Cambridge University patent, enables the energy use of buildings to be halved. There are already over 200 ‘Breathing Buildings’ in the UK and following the launch of a sales partnership with Price Industries in Atlanta installations are underway in the US too.

This year’s winners represent a broad range of industries including bioenergy, energy efficiency, geothermal, innovative finance, smart energy technology, solar and water. By rewarding game changing innovators, Bloomberg New Energy Finance hopes to highlight the profound transition in today’s energy system, towards new business models, technologies and market structures that are challenging the status quo.

The awards program, now in its fifth year, selects ten New Energy Pioneers each year. This year the independent panel of industry experts selected the winners from numerous applicants from around the world, assessing them against three criteria: innovation, demonstrated momentum and potential global scale.

Michael Wilshire, Selection Committee Chair and Head of Analysis of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said: “We were impressed by the strength and breadth of innovation in this year’s New Energy Pioneer candidates and their potential to accelerate the next wave of industry growth. We are again very grateful to our group of judges who narrowed this field down to just ten winners. We wish all of the Pioneers every success in the future.”

Other 2014 winners include 1366 Technologies, Bridgelux, Coolerado, Genomatica, Green Energy Group, M-KOPA Solar, Oasys Water, Renmatix, and Younicos.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s New Energy Pioneers program is supported by EY, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Broadscale.

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