Calling All Real Estate Professionals:

Nominations Now Open For the Second Annual BOLD Awards Hosted by aquicore, comfy, enlighted and view

Recognizing Today’s Leaders For Pushing Technology and Sustainability Boundaries in the Built Environment


WASHINGTON, D.C.  – August 17, 2016 – Real estate professionals are continuously striving to create the “workplace of tomorrow” by raising efficiency, sustainability and comfort standards. Their efforts will be celebrated with the 2nd Annual BOLD Awards, recognizing Building Optimizers, Leaders and Disruptors who are transforming the way we use technology in the built environment. Applications are now being accepted through September 2, 2016.

Industry technology leaders Aquicore, Comfy, Enlighted, and View have come together to host the awards, honoring changemakers who are making buildings smarter and more sustainable. This year’s judges’ panel includes Jigar Shah, Co-Founder of Generate Capital; Founder of SunEdison & co-host of Energy Gang Podcast, dr. Nils Kok, CEO, GRESB B.V., Cliff Majersik, Executive Director at IMT, and Gautami Palanki, Director of LEED Dynamic Plaque.

“We are excited to once again recognize the ‘best of the best’ who are at the forefront of enhancing communities by embracing cutting-edge technology,” said Logan Soya, Founder & CEO of Aquicore. “We believe it is crucial to call attention to their many accomplishments as they work to make the real estate industry smarter and more efficient.”  

The BOLD Awards will recognize leaders in the following five main categories, including the new People’s Choice Award:

  • The Mentor – Recognizes a senior leader whose support of innovative ideas, technologies, and programs that positively impacted the efficiency and sustainability of their built environment.

  • The Innovator –  Honors an individual who pioneered unique and creative programs or initiatives with the goal of increasing tenant engagement, satisfaction, and retention.

  • The Champion – Celebrates a leader who developed creative and innovative systems or processes of a specific cutting-edge technology, solution, or strategy to solve difficult commercial real estate challenges.

  • The Unsung Hero – Highlights an individual who is instrumental in accelerating the adoption of technology in buildings, but largely does so behind the scenes.

  • The People’s Choice Award The public is invited to vote for their favorite nominee from all of the above categories. Recipient will be selected based on the number of votes between September 12 - October 4.

Finalists will be announced September 28, 2016 and award winners will be celebrated on October 5, 2016 on the first night of the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles.

Applications are available for individuals who work in the management and operations of the built environment. Visit to submit a nomination now through September 7, 2016 on behalf of yourself, a colleague, or a friend in the industry.

About the BOLD Awards

The Building Optimizers Leaders and Disruptors Awards recognize individuals and teams who thrive to change the green building industry to make our surroundings smarter, more comfortable, and more efficient. The inaugural BOLD Awards were formed through a partnership of  four innovative technology companies aiming to celebrate exceptional contribution to the built industry. Recipients will be announced on the first day of the Greenbuild Conference and Expo at an exclusive party held in Washington, DC. For more visit

About the Organizers


Aquicore offers comprehensive energy analytics and automation solutions for commercial real estate. An emerging leader in energy management systems, Aquicore provides technology that automatically reads and compiles data from utility meters and submeters in real-time. For more visit


Comfy connects people to places by giving users control of their own comfort. Combining human intelligence with computer intelligence, Building Robotics’ software, Comfy, allows buildings to instantly adapt to an individual’s perception of thermal comfort. For more information, visit


Enlighted provides the world’s most advanced digital sensor and analytics platform for smarter buildings to Fortune 500 companies around the globe. For more information about Enlighted products, visit


A leader in building innovation, View Inc. is the first company to successfully advance the large-scale commercialization of dynamic glass. View’s intelligent windows tint in response to external conditions and user preferences, providing enhanced occupant experience, intelligent control and improved energy efficiency. For more visit