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Priva employees and partner companies win building innovation awards

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Priva Building Intelligence, a supplier of building control systems, has scooped – through its partners and employees – several prizes at the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards 2011.

Priva Partner Keep Keen Controls was awarded Technical Innovation of the Year (Project) for its work at low-carbon Leeds development, Greenhouse. At the BCIA Awards ceremony, which was held on 12 May 2011, Priva’s Pep Niemeijer was also honoured as Engineer of the Year. Priva Partner, Novac Controls, was named Independent Systems Installer of the Year.

One of Priva’s successful and recent building controls projects is Greenhouse, a development of sustainable offices and homes in Leeds. Using building control technology from Priva, occupants of the low-impact building are able to quickly and simply access information about their own energy and water consumption through their TV screens. Working alongside its partner organisation, Keep Keen Controls, and Greenhouse developer, Citu, Priva contributed technology that has helped to create a green development.

Pep Niemeijer, one of the company’s technical specialists, was also named the BCIA Awards 2011 Engineer of the Year. He brings to the table expert knowledge of mechanical plant control strategies and experience as an electrician to analyse and solve client problems. The BCIA Awards judges were impressed by Niemeijer’s dedication to using his knowledge and experience to help others and to leave a good impression with end-users.

Anders Norén, managing director of Priva, said: “The team at Priva are honoured that we – and our partner companies, Keep Keen Controls and Novac Controls – were able to claim a hat-trick of wins at a major industry celebration of best practice. Despite the difficult economic times, these award wins prove that there is still a thriving market for innovative technology that helps people to reduce their energy and water consumption.”


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