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2020 Building Tech 50 List

Welcome to the 2020 Building Tech 50! This list features leading companies in the landscape of the smart building, with each offering innovative solutions in the areas of asset management, high-performance materials, HVAC and energy systems, interiors, lighting, mobility, real estate tech, and tenant services. From connected sensors to analytics platforms, solar panels, smart lights, modular furniture, and more, these solutions are pushing the boundaries of how buildings are designed, built, operated, and maintained.

Our incredible lineup of judges will be voting for one leader and one disruptor for announcement and recognition at the 2020 BuiltWorlds Buildings Conference on March 4-5, in Chicago, Illinois. Stay tuned!

CATEGORY:
ASSET MANAGEMENT

Aquicore

Aquicore’s platform applies IoT computing and machine learning to help asset managers run cutting-edge portfolios.

CityZenith

CityZenith users can leverage digital twin solutions to easily aggregate, query, visualize and analyze all their data in a single 3D dashboard uniquely crafted to suit their needs.

cohesion

cohesion is a comprehensive software solution that equips real estate owners and operators with the actionable intelligence to optimize portfolios through connected operations and communities

Facilio

Facilio is a management software that employs IoT and machine learning to help manage buildings' operations, maintenance, and sustainability.

Gridium

Buildings use Gridium technology to develop energy project revenues and to lead in a new age of building management.

Homebase

Homebase is a comprehensive building management and modern living solution for managers and residents.

Honest Buildings (Procore for Owners)

Honest Buildings is a data-driven project management and procurement platform for real estate owners. Centralize data, automate bidding and standardize reporting.

Measurabl

Measurabl is a real estate SaaS company for sustainability data collection, management, reporting, and building benchmarking.

CATEGORY:
ENERGY SYSTEMS & HVAC

75F

75F is a predictive and proactive IoT-based building automation system that addresses HVAC, lighting, and equipment control needs.

Aquanta

Aquanta develops innovative products that address the energy usage and inefficiencies inherent in our water heating and plumbing systems.

BuildSim

BuildSim’s energy modeling and data analytics platform can shorten up to 70% of energy modeling time and boost ROI for building owners.

Flower Turbines

Flower Turbines make the most beautiful and efficient small wind turbines–advanced aerodynamics combined with low noise, a pleasure to live next to and look at.

Ravti

Ravti innovates HVAC for REITs, Owners, and Property Management companies for Office, Retail & Industrial Real Estate.

Second Nature

Second Nature subscription service solves for the number one reason HVAC systems fail: old filters.

Tado°

Tado° offers smart thermostats and apps that adjust to the real-time behavior of residents in private homes and small businesses.

Tendril

Tendril’s energy platform contains usage data for nearly every home in America.

CATEGORY:
HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

BamCore

BamCore uses timber bamboo to deliver a customized, code-compliant wall system that is redefining the low-rise built environment.

CarbonCure

CarbonCure manufactures a technology for concrete producers that introduces recycled CO2 into fresh concrete.

GCP Applied Technologies

GCP is a leading global provider of construction materials technology, including additives for cement and concrete, a concrete management system, high-performance waterproofing products, and more.

Icon

ICON creates 3D-printers, robotics, and advanced materials that are revolutionizing homebuilding.

Mighty Buildings

Mighty Buildings is a stealth-mode startup working on making housing more affordable with 3DP tech and automation.

CATEGORY:
INTERIORS

DIRTT

DIRTT’s integrated prefab approach delivers modular interior systems to maximize space utilization and efficiency in buildings.

imageSurge

imageSurge is transforming ordinary windows into touch screens.

Kinstral

Halio looks just like natural glass and then the magic happens. Halio magically tints to cool gray shades when the sun gets a little too hot or a little too bright.

SageGlass

SageGlass by Saint-Gobain is electrochromic glass that tints automatically.

SageGreenlife

Sagegreenlife is dedicated to building a better quality of life through living design.

View

View Smart Windows automatically adjust in response to the sun to increase access to natural light and views, to improve people’s health and wellness by significantly reducing headaches, eyestrain and drowsiness, while simultaneously saving energy.

CATEGORY:
LIGHTING

Igor

Igor produces advanced lighting controls for PoE-powered intelligent lighting, bringing control over buildings connected devices and apps all in on place.

Nanoleaf

Nanoleaf is a technology and IoT company changing the world with the most innovative smart home solutions, taking ordinary experiences and making them extraordinary.

ORRO

ORRO’s smart light switch increases property values, lowers energy expenses and provides for a better living experience for homeowners and renters.

Sensus

Sensus has developed an intelligent IoT lighting solution that provides greater control and automation of either LED or legacy light systems.

Finally Light Bulb

Finally develops home lighting systems, intended to create high-quality and energy-efficient bulbs.

CATEGORY:
MOBILITY

Boni

Boni provides indoor positioning and mapping solutions for everyone including owners, residents or visitors of commercial buildings.

Evercharge

EverCharge built an electric charging solution specifically designed for apartments and condominiums and offers built-in IoT and remote monitoring capability.

Kone

Kone is to make the world’s cities, buildings and public spaces, they believe that cities of the solution for a better future.

Oriient

Oriient is building the first truly scalable Indoor GPS.

CATEGORY:
REAL ESTATE TECH

Cherre

Cherre's platform allows you to connect all of your disparate real estate data feeds, regardless of the source, to a single source of truth for the entire organization. We empower you to immediately extract meaningful investment and operational insights.

Enlightened

Enlighted is an IoT platform for commercial real estate.

Storefront

Storefront is the world’s leading short term retail marketplace.

Strayos

Strayos boosts your jobsite efficiency with simple, powerful aerial data analytics software.

Tango

Tango Analytics offers an industry-leading IWMS including FASB and IFRS compliant Lease Accounting.

CATEGORY:
TENANT SERVICES

Adobe

Adobe is an on-demand home security and the single platform for a truly connected and protected smart home.

Comfy

Comfy connects people, places, and systems through one intuitive workplace app.

Dwelo

Dwelo turns apartments into smart apartments.

HelloAlfred

HelloAlfred is a New York-based disruptive commerce channel.

HqO

HqO is a tenant experience platform for commercial office and retail buildings that provides tenants with an app to access building amenities.

Lane

Lane is a workplace experience platform; the first technology platform to bring the whole workplace ecosystem together.

Mobile Doorman

Mobile Doorman improves how residents interact with buildings using a fully-customized, user-friendly tool that empowers them to live smarter and helps owners manage efficiently, improve retention, and boost their bottom line.