RALEIGH – Nine individuals and organizations working to bring cutting-edge clean technologies to North Carolina got recognized as part of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster’s Cleantech Innovation Awards.
Recently held at Market Hall in downtown Raleigh, here’s a breakdown of the winners:
- Cleantech Community Award: Fayetteville PWC for its Community Solar Project.
- Cleantech Impact Award: Medline’s new distribution facility in Orange County.
- Cleantech Talent Initiative Award: STEM RTP‘s outreach and education programs.
- Diversity in Cleantech: EPA’s Community Engagement & STEM Education Program.
- Grid Innovation Award: PowerSecure’s advanced campus microgrid.
- Water Innovation Award: Gannett Fleming‘s adaptive mixing technologies to optimize wastewater treatment for its plant in Clayton.
- Transportation Innovation Award: NC Department of Transportation’s use of drones for medical delivery.
- Cleantech Champion of the Year: Nicole Raimundo, CIO of Cary, NC.
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Kalland, executive director of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center.
The judges for the awards are RTI International Senior Director of Sustainability and Resource Management Coleen Northeim, Fox Rothschild LLP Counsel Deborah Ross, and Duke Professor and EDGE Director Dan Vermeer.
“We’re so proud to lift up their successes as examples of North Carolina’s leadership in cleantech, energy, smart cities, and more,” the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster said in a statement.