Boston, MA — NECEC (New England Clean Energy Council and NECEC Institute) awarded GreenerU its 2014 Green Tie Gala Award for Breakout Company of the Year.
NECEC’s Breakout Company of the Year award is given to an organization that that has stood out from the crowd and has made a breakthrough in their sector, hit an inflection point in revenue growth or its commercialization process and established itself as both an industry leader and market-maker. Past winners of this award include Digital Lumens (2013), Harvest Power (2012) and First Wind (2011).
“GreenerU is not only leading in its market, it is defining a market to provide energy management, sustainability and efficiency solutions to universities and colleges” said NECEC President Peter Rothstein. “We are thrilled to provide them this award and congratulate all of tonight’s award winners, which exemplify innovative companies leading research, development, adoption and deployment of clean energy technologies in our region.”
“The GreenerU team is excited to receive this award,” said Rob Pratt, GreenerU’s founder and CEO, “and we are grateful for NECEC’s recognition. I’m pleased to say that GreenerU has become part of the region’s clean energy success story, as our company has now become the largest energy efficiency and sustainability services provider to colleges and universities in New England, reducing our client schools’ energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.”
NECEC’s 7th Annual Green Tie Gala was held at the Fairmont Copley Hotel in Boston and attracted more than 400 leaders and stakeholders in the clean energy industry, including company CEOs, government officials, service providers, academics, venture investment firms, labor and large commercial end-users and area utilities. Other 2014 Green Tie Gala award recipients include Next Step Living, First Wind, Ambri and Greentown Labs. In addition, NECEC honored Rob Day, partner at Black Coral Capital and Andrew Friendly, Director of Government Policy and Strategy at Autodesk, for their leadership in helping grow NECEC’s regional innovation network.
Sponsors of NECEC’s 7th Annual Green Tie Gala include Deloitte, Energizing Co., General Electric, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, National Grid, Northeast Utilities, Rasky Baerlein, Schneider Electric, Shell and William Gallagher Associates.
Founded in 2009, GreenerU is a leading provider of energy solutions and services to the higher education marketplace. Through its core technical capabilities and its unique, integrated behavioral change management approach, GreenerU helps colleges and universities save energy, update infrastructure, reduce deferred maintenance, and engage stakeholders in meeting institutional sustainability goals. Using a best-in-class integrated offering approach to serve the specialized needs of its higher education clients, the Company delivers lasting, high-value solutions to a client base with complex challenges and significant needs.
NECEC is a regional non-profit organization representing clean energy companies and entrepreneurs throughout New England and the Northeast through programs and initiatives that help clean energy businesses at all stages of development to access the resources they need to grow.
NECEC includes the New England Clean Energy Council, which is the lead voice for hundreds of clean energy companies across New England, influencing the energy policy agenda and growing the clean energy economy, and the NECEC Institute, which leads programs that support Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Cluster and Economic Development and Workforce Development.
NECEC’s mission is to accelerate the region’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies.