BuildConn, Irving, TX, announced the 2006 Buildy Awards program, to celebrate the North American organizations and individuals who best support the vision of networked building systems.
Five award categories have been established for the Buildy Awards to recognize the variety of efforts that promote enterprise-wide integration:
A Vision award will be presented to the industry professional who best demonstrates a vision of whole building integration and interoperability through advocacy, promotion, education, and training endeavors.
An Initiative award honors a company or organization that has shown or launched a key initiative to enable or otherwise forward the subject of integrated and intelligent buildings.
Best Integration Project award will be given to a systems integrator who demonstrates the ability to efficiently integrate a wide array of building systems together and successfully enable operation over a corporate IT infrastructure.
Best New Product award honors a manufacturer whose new product or service overcame a significant challenge, enhanced, or simplified the integration process.
Best Building award will be presented to the building owner or consultant with the most progressive building technology supporting the vision of whole building integration. The building must be currently occupied.
Participation is open to industry professionals, systems integrators, technology manufacturers, building owners, and consulting engineers in North America. Candidates may enter the competition by nominating themselves, their own company, or their peers.
Application forms and additional information are available at