Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Last night, sustainability legend Gro Harlem Brundtland, media guru and philanthropist Ted Turner, and 150 VIP guests celebrated the first concrete outcome at Rio+20: the launch of Sustainia100. Lucid, innovator and pioneer provider of real-time feedback technology for buildings, is proud to announce that it was chosen for inclusion in this prestigious list of transformative solutions.
“We believe that smarter occupants enable greener buildings, so we’re honored that this panel of global sustainability leaders considers Lucid among the top sustainable solutions available today,” said Lucid CEO, Michael Murray.
Gathered from 56 countries spread over six continents, Sustainia100 is a complete guide to innovative and scalable solutions instrumental in creating sustainable societies. Focused on ready and available solutions, Sustainia100 serves as a tangible tool and guide of products that can be leveraged by sustainability professionals — from politicians to CEOs — who are implementing solutions to create desirable and sustainable societies. Sustainia100 was announced at the Rio+20 Conference, a gathering of world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups.
“By 2030, the world will need at least 50 percent more food, 45 percent more energy and 30 percent more water. These figures show that continuing with business as usual is clearly not an option. It would be very costly in economic, environmental and human terms,” said Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate Action. “This is why we need a more sustainable growth model that captures the value of a country’s natural wealth, of a clean environment, of social cohesion. Sustainia shows that many of the solutions are already there.”
Individually, the Sustainia100 solutions represent sustainable innovation in areas such as city planning, energy, fashion, water and waste management, high-tech and transportation. Collectively, they provide a guide of the building blocks available for transforming our societies.
Sustainia100 is a cornerstone in Sustainia — a collaborative vision of a desirable society we could live in if we implemented today’s solutions. Developed by world-leading companies, organizations and experts in close collaboration with UN Global Compact and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s initiative Regions20, Sustainia is a holistic vision for an attractive, sustainable future.
Sustainia100 solutions are nominees for the Sustainia Award, which honors outstanding performance within sustainability. The winner will be announced at a ceremony later this year in Copenhagen.
About Lucid Founded in 2004, Lucid is a privately held cleantech software company and a pioneer in providing real-time information feedback to teach, inspire behavior change, and save energy and water resources in buildings. Over the past eight years, Lucid's team has made resource use visible, accessible, and engaging so that building occupants have the data visualization and communication tools to manage and reduce their consumption. Today, hundreds of thousands of people live and work in schools, companies, and organizations enhanced by Lucid's award-winning Building Dashboard® technology. Visit http://www.luciddesigngroup.com, or follow Lucid on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.