Project Haystack Awards DLR Group for Contributions to Haystack Community at ControlTrends Awards

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Project Haystack Awards DLR Group for Contributions to Haystack Community at ControlTrends Awards

Today we announced that we presented DLR Group the Project Haystack Award for their support of the Project Haystack open-source project and adoption of the methodology as an end user, in front of a packed house at the 2018 ControlTrends Awards ceremony held January 13th in Atlanta during AHR Expo 2019.

DLR Group is an integrated design firm with 30 offices around the globe and over 1,200 professionals delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse projects. One of the world’s leading sustainable design firms, DLR Group’s promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients, local communities, and our planet. DLR Group is 100 percent employee-owned and was an early adopter of the Architecture 2030 Challenge, an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment and the China Accord.

“In the past year we have seen a significant increase in world-wide adoption of the Project Haystack methodology in the building industry, and expanding into smart devices for homes, industrial facilities, factories and agriculture,” said John Petze, Executive Director of the Project Haystack Organization. “We’re pleased to recognize DLR Group’s use of the Haystack methodology of semantic modeling and tagging, implemented through their Building Optimization and High-Performance Design practices.”


DLR Group is utilizing the Project Haystack methodology through smart building design strategies, monitoring-based commissioning, and smart energy management.

DLR Group Principal, Ruairi Barnwell, was present to accept the Project Haystack Award. “With the vast quantities of building operational data available, the use of a semantic, or tag-based, data analytics framework has become an essential tool to leverage insights that help us optimize the ongoing operations of our clients’ buildings,” said Barnwell. “We have embedded the Project Haystack methodology in the core of the building performance data analytics platform that we use to collect, analyze and visualize building performance data. This allows us to create actionable intelligence to optimize energy and indoor environmental quality, lowering energy use and elevating the human experience of the built environment.”

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