Priva, the parent company of UK-based Priva Building Intelligence, has been awarded the WWF's Clean Energy Technology Star Award for its contributions to sustainability.
The award, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund, was given to Priva in recognition of its technology solutions for creating energy-efficient indoor environments. Priva comes from a background of horticulture, managing energy use in glass houses, and it has transferred these principles to building controls, allowing organisations to minimise the impact of their buildings on the wider environment.
Priva's CEO and recent winner of Businesswoman of the Year, Meiny Prins (pictured), was presented with the award at a ceremony in Zeist, Netherlands. The award includes the requirement that its winner must continue to contribute to an environmentally-friendly world and serve as a role model for new and existing businesses in the clean energy sector.
Anders Norén, managing director of Priva Building Intelligence, said: "Priva hopes to rise to the World Wildlife Fund's sustainability challenge. We have long been committed to excellence in sustainable business practice – a fact that is reflected most prominently in the design of our state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly headquarters in De Lier, Netherlands. In accepting the Clean Energy Technology Star, we will endeavour to act as a role model in corporate responsibility."