Glasgow based arbnco named as one of UK’s Top 100 SmartTech Innovators

Simon West and Dr Parag Rastogi (centre) from arbnco.

GLASGOW building performance company arbnco has secured its second major award win of the year, after being announced today as one of the UK’s Top 100 SmartTech Innovators.

The prestigious innovation award is run by tech publication BusinessCloud Media, and recognises the companies in the UK that are leading the drive to build a smarter world. All 100 companies on the list are utilising data and sensor technology to power businesses and smart cities.

arbnco came 37th in the ranking, which was decided on by a combination of an expert judging panel and public votes. It is one of only eight Scottish companies to make the top 100.

arbnco’s technology is designed to optimise the built environment and reduce energy waste. Its suite of software solutions are used to improve energy efficiency, manage building compliance, monitor the indoor and outdoor environment, and forecast the impact of climate change on buildings.

It works with some of the world’s biggest commercial real estate companies, as well as the public sector. arbnco is currently involved a number of innovative pilot projects with local authorities in the UK, designed to help them reduce their energy consumption. It has just completed a pilot with South Kesteven District Council in Lincolnshire to deliver a smart street lighting network, expected to generate lighting energy savings of at least 60%.  

The SmartTech Innovators accolade is arbnco’s second national award win in two months, after arbn well, its indoor environment monitoring technology, picked up one of the UK’s most sought-after building performance awards in February.

arbn well was named “Product/Innovation of the Year for Wellbeing” at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards in February. The awards, run by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, recognise engineering excellence in the built environment.

arbn well is the first high-density indoor environmental quality sensing service dedicated to health and wellbeing. To date, the technology has been deployed in commercial office space, as well as the health and education sectors. It has armed building managers with the information they need to ensure their indoor environment is as healthy and as productive as possible.

Speaking about the wins, Maureen Eisbrenner, Co-Founder and CEO of arbnco, said:

“We’re thrilled to have been recognised in two such prestigious national awards for really pushing the boundaries of smart technology. We were up against some fierce competition in both, so it’s testament to the work of the whole arbnco team. We are constantly striving to innovate in everything we do, and our close relationships with academia – particularly the University of Strathclyde – helps us to ensure that we are applying the latest research and thinking into energy and the built environment to our products. 2020 is certainly set to be a good year!”

The other seven Scottish companies to make the Top 100 SmartTech Innovators list are Synaptec (Glasgow), Ecometrica (Edinburgh), Stampede (Edinburgh), GSS (Cumbernauld), Beringar (Edinburgh), DeepMiner (Aberdeen), and PureLiFi (Edinburgh).

In December 2019, arbnco was also named as Scotland’s fastest growing business in an independent report by Beauhurst and SyndicateRoom into Britain’s 100 Fastest Growing Businesses.

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