Blue Pillar Named to the Global Cleantech 100's Ones to Watch List

Nov 6 2014

Indianapolis, IN – November 6, 2014: Blue Pillar, a leading provider of power and energy management solutions specifically for critical and complex facilities, today announced it was named in the 2014 Global Cleantech 100’s Ones to Watch list, produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through the i3 market intelligence platform, expert consulting services, and global events.


The inaugural Ones to Watch list seeks to highlight a group of upcoming companies that are catching the eye of leading players in the market. The companies selected have been proven to have support among key corporations, investors and Cleantech Group analysts within the Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel. The Expert Panel consists of an influential group of 84 panelists who help determine the annual Global Cleantech 100 list.  The diversity of panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.

“Blue Pillar is serving an important need in the cleantech market by helping critical and complex facilities increase energy resilience and sustainability, while reducing operating and energy costs,” said Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. “We are honoured with today’s recognition from Cleantech Group, which underscores the importance of the work we do each day to help hospital systems, military and other customers tackle their most pressing energy management challenges.”

 “We are excited to release a second list under the Global Cleantech 100 program, to recognise 60 other rising stars that, from the process we ran, we can see are catching the attention of some important players in the market,” said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group’s Managing Director, Europe & Asia and creator of the Global Cleantech 100 program. “We look forward to following their progress, and hopefully seeing some of them graduate to future editions of the Global Cleantech 100.”

This year, a record number of nominations for the annual Global Cleantech 100 list were received: 5,995 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 327 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in the inaugural Ones to Watch list in addition to the annual Global Cleantech 100 list. To qualify for the both lists, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.

• The complete list of the Global Cleantech 100’s Ones to Watch list was revealed on November 6th. See the full list at

• For complete information on Blue Pillar’s leadership within the cleantech space, access i3 by visiting—Cleantech Group’s leading market intelligence platform—and search for Blue Pillar.

• The complete list of Global Cleantech expert panel members is available at


About Cleantech Group

Founded in 2002, Cleantech Group’s mission is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Core to this mission is i3, an online platform that connects corporates with innovation, at scale, by allowing them to find, vet, and connect with start-ups—efficiently building an innovation pipeline. In conjunction with i3, we offer premium Advisory Services for corporates in need of expertise designing and executing strategies for sustainable innovation, and managing the pipeline created in i3. The i3 platform comes to life at our global Events, which convene corporates and start-ups, along with other players shaping the future of sustainable innovation. Cleantech Group is headquartered in San Francisco, and has offices in London and New York. For more information, visit:


About Blue Pillar, Inc.
Blue Pillar is a leading provider of critical power and energy management
solutions for complex single site and centralized multisite facilities. The Aurora®,
Avise Insite™ and Avise Foresite™ platforms connect, control, and manage data to help
organizations improve energy resiliency, efficiency and overall facility operations.
Today, over 160 of the most critical, complex and geographically dispersed
facilities – across healthcare, government, higher education, and other industries
– use Blue Pillar to manage their energy and power systems. For more
information, visit and follow Blue Pillar on Twitter at


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Cleantech Group
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