The superstars of Smart Building and HVAC controls were at the 2018 ControlTrends Awards in Atlanta. The winners are chosen through a voting process that includes global smart building and HVAC contractors, consulting engineers, building owners, and distributors. This celebration of the best of the best in smart buildings people, products and companies culminated with the announcements of the winners at the fabulous Fox theater. If you missed the festivities, don’t worry, you can check out the official ControlTrends Awards highlight reel here.
Here are the 2018 ControlTrends Award Winners:
Building Automation VAV Controller of the Year: Honeywell Spyder
Building Automation Plant/Equipment Controller of the Year: LOYTEC LIOB-585 and Optergy P864 Controller
Smart Buildings Analytic Platform of the Year: SkySpark, SkyFoundry
Peripheral Vendor of the Year: ACI
Innovative Wireless Product or Solution of the Year: EasyIO FW-14
Lighting Product or Solution of the Year: Acuity nLight Air
Race to the Small Space Solution of the Year: KMC Commander and Siemens Desigo Control Point
IoT Product or Solution of the Year: Tridium Niagara 4
Smart Building Automation Control System of the Year: Johnson Controls FX
Smart Thermostat or Smart Room Controller of the Year: Johnson GLAS
ControlTrends Impact Person of the Year: Kevin Smith, Tridium and Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply and Engineering
Best Technical Support Person of the Year — Small Manufacturer: Pedro Jorge, EasyIO
Best Technical Support Person of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Lou Jones, Honeywell
Best Technical Support Company of the Year — Small Manufacturer: Contemporary Controls
Best Technical Support Company of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Belimo
The Passion, Integrity, and Dedication Award (PID): Steve Guzelimian, Optergy
ControlTrends Master Systems Integrator of the Year: North America: Facility Solutions Group, Austin TX, International: 01 Partner, Poland
Progressive Consulting Engineer of the Year (Demonstrated Industry Leadership in Advancing the Smart Building): Troy Windom, Dewberry Engineers, Raleigh, NC
ControlTrends Woman of the Year: Stefani Szczechowski, Distech Controls
ControlTrends Vendor of Year — Small Vendor: EasyIO
ControlTrends Vendor of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Distech Controls
ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Small Vendor: Mark Fernandes, Functional Devices, Inc.
ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Large Manufacturer: Chad Blackmer, Belimo
2018 Hall of Fame Inductees:
Jim Young, Founder of Realcomm
Newcomb & Boyd, Consulting Engineer
McKenney’s Inc., Contractor
Bengt Stromquist, Founder of the Stromquist Company
2018 Marc Petock Award Recipient: Ken Smyers
2018 Young Guns:
Brent Burrows, ENTEK
Trent Walters, Walters Controls
Chelsea Pittaluga, Engineered Controls Systems, Inc.
Drew Freeman, McKenney’s, Inc.
Michael Donahue, Control Consultants Inc.