Energy firm Cylon scoops global clean-tech award

15 Nov 2012

Sean Giblin, managing director, Cylon

Irish company Cylon, a developer of smart energy management systems for buildings, has won the Global Cleantech Cluster Association’s 2012 award for lighting and energy efficiency at an awards ceremony in Savannah, Georgia.

Cylon also made it into the global top 10 category winners in the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) Awards, which were held last night.

The company was set up in 1985 when its managing director Sean Giblin spun it out from research at University College Dublin.

Cylon develops building energy management systems and provides energy management services to public and private organisations. The company has also pioneered cloud-based real-time energy management technology via its recently launched energy management division Cylon Active Energy to monitor clients’ energy consumption from its base in Clonshaugh, Dublin.

In May, Cylon announced its plan to create 50 new jobs over the next four years as part of an €11m investment in its energy management division.

Twenty-eight clean-tech venture capitalists, investors and serial entrepreneurs, who have collectively invested more than US$3.5bn in clean-technology projects around the globe, served as judges at the GCCA awards.

Giblin said Dublin clean-tech cluster The Green Way nominated Cylon for the GCCA award.

“This award win reinforces the fact that energy management is a rapidly growing sector and businesses are now prioritising energy efficiency due to growing regulatory requirements and increasing energy costs,” he said.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic