Buildy Award Press Release from 2009


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This is a blast from the past, but it is time to dust off the energy modeling capabilities story and it is good to point to some award winning activity in this area.

It was a pleasure helping the energy industry quickly recognize and award the ONUMA System with praise and attention. The chops the ONUMA team demonstrated at their first energy industry event won their approach the popular vote - a Buildy Award at ConnectivityWeek 2009.

An energy BIMStorm and many presentations allowed many of the 900 attendees a good understanding of the data visualization capabilities available through the ONUMA System using open standards to share information. The buildingSMART Alliance endorsed BIMStorm process allows people to show their web-based data sharing capabilities on the web before they do it on the job site.

Seeing the materials and work in advance improves productivity.

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Buildy Award Press Release from 2009

  1. 1. Buildy Award Press Release For Release June 15, 2009 ONUMA Planning System wins Energy Connection Award The ONUMA Planning System won a Smart Services Buildy Award at the ConnectivityWeek conference in Santa Clara, California June 8 – 11, 2009 for it's creator, ONUMA, Inc. Pasadena, California. ConnectivityWeek focuses on the technological connection between the building and energy industries. The Smart Services Buildy Award honors a key initiative that enables new service-based opportunities that are emerging from smart energy, demonstrating key and valuable offerings. The ONUMA Planning System is cloud computing, collaborative planning and design that provides powerful data organization and visualization using an intuitive interface. Kimon Onuma, FAIA, played a key role in his first involvement at the conference, whose 900 participants voted to honor the software system that can “land” intelligent models on Google Earth, contribute detailed energy analysis, create comprehensive cost reports, show buildings and energy grids being built over time while enabling other meaningful data management. Onuma presented at the opening session, in the closing panel, in three session panels and conducted an on line energy BIMStorm® planning and design demonstration that included professionals from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, City of San Jose and companies involved with renewable energy generation and micro grid design. Onuma says, “It is an honor to be selected by conference attendees from among the high-level contributors to the rapidly developing Smart Grid technology that will greatly assist carbon foot print reduction throughout North America.” For more information see: and End
  2. 2. About the buildingSMARTalliance: The buildingSMARTalliance operates within the independent non-profit National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). This public/private initiative expands on goals of the North American Chapter of the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI-NA), whose Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs) have initiated open standards for national and international links among industry players. It provides developers and users of Building Information Models (BIMs), the digital tools that are increasingly helping to share highly accurate information throughout a facility's life cycle.COBIE is a project of the buildingSMARTalliance. About ONUMA Inc.: Based in Pasadena, CA, ONUMA, Inc. the developer of the ONUMA Planning System (OPS) and creator BIMStorms. The company is a unique mixture of architects that are computer programmers, architects, and computer scientists, revolutionizing the way the building industry communicates using web enabled BIM tools. OPS is a BIM Server and editor that is built on open standards exchanges of the internet, using Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) for BIM, along with KML and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards to support Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).