PR Log - Nov 14, 2012 - Dragonfly Solutions Named Alumnus of the Year at Cleantech Global Forum
Cleantech Open Academy Awards recognizes Dragonfly Solutions as the top clean technology innovator with the most significant progress achieved during the year.
SAN JOSE, CA – November 13, 2012 – Dragonfly Solutions,™ a Benefit Corporation focused on helping schools discover new sources of revenue through energy efficiency, announced today that is has been named the 2012 Cleantech Open Alumnus of the Year at the 7th Annual Academy Awards of Cleantech Global Forum. The award further validates the success of Dragonfly’s School Energy Efficiency Development (SEED) Program, a sustainable approach to reducing energy costs and creating new revenue through Clean Skies Certificates.
“We are honored to be the recipient of the prestigious Cleantech Open Alumnus of the Year award,” said L. Brent Ivie, CEO and Co-Founder of Dragonfly. “It’s a testament of the success of Dragonfly’s SEED Program in helping school districts earn substantial rewards for the energy-efficiency upgrades they have implemented, while receiving Dragonfly’s revolutionary energy efficiency and monitoring equipment at no-cost.”
School Districts can enroll in the SEED Program after Dragonfly analyzes District buildings and assesses past energy efficiency and energy producing projects (like wind, solar arrays, and geothermal projects). Recycling and water conservation are also qualified projects in the SEED Program.
“The SEED Program serves as a sustainability model for schools across the country and delivers on-going value by providing the means to fund additional clean energy projects,” said Jacqueline Zielenski, President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Dragonfly. “The Clean Skies for Education Certificates earned through the SEED Program are a powerful way for schools to capture the full value of being good stewards of the earth.”
“This is a huge recognition for Dragonfly, as the company absolutely demonstrates the essence of the Cleantech Open and its mission of finding and developing game-changing technologies and businesses,” said Richard Franklin, Regional Director for the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open.
This industry recognition follows other significant achievements by Dragonfly during the past year. Dragonfly was the Cleantech Open’s Sustainability winner in the Rocky Mountain Region, and National Sustainability Award runner-up in 2011. In 2012, Dragonfly was also recognized as an award finalist in the Innovative Product or Service category from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Company has added over 60 sales representatives and recorded $10 million in sales contracts for 2012.
About Dragonfly Solutions
Dragonfly Solutions, Inc.™ is a Maryland Benefit Corporation focused on sustainability and upholding the principals of social, environmental, and economic stewardship. Dragonfly’s School Energy Efficiency Development Program℠ (SEED Program℠) provides proprietary revenue generation by capturing the environmental attributes from energy efficiency projects by utilizing patent-pending Energy Efficiency Equipment manufactured for K-12 School Districts across America. Harvested Clean Skies for Education™ Certificates™ are sold in the U.S. voluntary energy markets and provide Schools a new stream of revenue. Dragonfly Energy Efficiency Equipment provides real-time monitoring, comprehensive energy efficiency, peak demand management, reduced maintenance costs, and power bill savings up to 20%. For more information, visit http://www.dragonflysolutions.co.
About The Cleantech Open
The Cleantech Open runs the world’s largest cleantech business competition. Its mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Cleantech Open provides the infrastructure, expertise and strategic relationships that turn clever ideas into successful global cleantech companies. Since 2006, through its one-of-a-kind annual business competition and mentorship program, the Cleantech Open has enabled hundreds of clean-technology start-ups to bring their breakthrough ideas to fruition, helped alumni contestants raise over $300M, and created an estimated 2,500 green-collar jobs. Fueled by a global network of more than 1,000 volunteers and sponsors, the Cleantech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making America's cleantech sector a thriving economic engine. For more information visit http:/www.cleantechopen.com