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Brad Pilgrim recognized with Clean50 Award For Clean Innovation

We are pleased to announce that our CEO and Cofounder Brad Pilgrim has been recognized as a 2020 Clean50 honouree. The award recognizes Brad’s leadership re-imagining how smart technology can successfully support
energy management and conservation in buildings.

Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the causes of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years.

Delta’s criteria in determining Honourees is to carefully consider actual measurable accomplishments, demonstrated innovation, collaboration with other organizations, and the power of the Honouree’s contribution to inspire other Canadians to take similar action.

“Brad Pilgrim was chosen after rigorous screening and research by Delta Management, with advice from internal researchers and external advisors, and was among just 50 Honourees selected from an initial pool of approximately 750 very well qualified nominees from across Canada,” says Gavin Pitchford, CEO & Founder, Delta Management Group, responsible for the Clean50 awards.

Estimates suggest that buildings make up 40 per cent of all carbon emissions and account for 12 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“Over the past 3 years, Brad has led his company to develop and deploy the first AI-powered energy management platform for multi-residential buildings in order to champion his personal mission to eliminate energy waste in buildings, Using this platform,” says Pitchford. “Brad and his team have helped prevent more than 14 million lbs of CO2 emissions from their customers’ buildings since 2017, saving them an average of more than $60,000 per year in utility use, and are contracted to save their
current customer base more than $2 million in the coming year.”

Parity’s energy management platform is a system of intelligent software and lightweight hardware (sensors and controllers) that plugs into mechanical systems (HVAC) and uses data to automatically monitor and control equipment to reduce the amount of electricity and gas consumed, delivering 20-30 per cent energy savings. Optimization can be used on equipment related to heating, cooling, fresh air and domestic water. This includes: boilers, chillers, cooling towers, condenser pumps, hydronic pumps, makeup air units, and booster pumps.

“I am proud to have received this honour. It is a privilege to be included among such esteemed thought leaders and change makers,” says Pilgrim. “I am even more pleased to continue to work in the area of energy management, collaborating with the Parity team to deliver innovative thinking and solutions that directly result in an improved and sustainable urban living experience.