FenestraPro Ranked as Top 30 Semi-Finalist in Global Cleantech Awards

FenestraPro, a provider of software that enables energy efficient facade design, is proud to announce its inclusion in the Top 30 for the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) 2014 Later Stage Awards.

The prestigious Top 30 consist of mid-to late-stage companies that originate from a variety of cleantech industries and have a proven track record in their home market, with the goal to expand internationally. FenestraPro, one of only two Irish companies in the Top 30, are nominated in the ‘Green Building’ category. The full list of 2014 Award Nominations can be found at:


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“The 2014 Global Top 30 companies exhibit market strength, breakthrough innovation, and a competitive position for growth,” said Dr. Peter Adriaens, Head Judge of the GCCA Later Stage Awards and CEO of the KeyStone Compact Group Ltd, a global strategy and investment-level business analytics company.

“Determining the nominations from over 100 to 30 follows a competitive and robust analytic process,” Dr. Adriaens said. “The Top 30 represents some of the world’s most esteemed cleantech companies based on potential investability in their various cleantech industry sectors.”


FenestraPro provides software that enables building designers to design more energy efficient non-domestic building façades more cost effectively

Pictured L-R are FenestraPro co-Founders David Palmer & Simon Whelan.

“We are delighted to be nominated in the ‘Green Building’ category of the Cleantech Awards,” said David Palmer co-founder and CEO of FenestraPro. “It is a recognition of the importance of innovative software in the area of environmental building design to improve energy efficiency and produce near zero energy new and refurbished buildings.”

According to co-founder and COO Simon Whelan, “By leveraging the emergence of Building Information Modelling (BIM), FenestraPro will ensure that designers can conceive better performing buildings and reduce the carbon footprint of new and existing buildings dramatically”.

FenestraPro is nominated by Dublin’s Cleantech Cluster, The Greenway, an initiative founded by Dublin City Council, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin City University and the Dublin Airport Authority amongst others, to develop an internationally recognised green economic zone in Dublin.

The GCCA Later Stage Awards ceremony will be held on December 3, 2014 at the CleanTech Investing Seminar in Lausanne, Switzerland where winners for each category and the overall winner will be announced.

FenestraPro provides software that enables building designers to design more energy efficient non-domestic building façades. As the façade is the primary moderator between the internal and external environment it plays critical role in the design of energy efficient buildings. FenestraPro software provides users with key design parameters early in the design process relating to the environmental performance of the façade with regards to balancing heat loss, heat gain and natural daylighting, optimising the passive aspects of building design. FenestraPro is supported by DIT’s Hothouse and funded by Enterprise Ireland and is currently being used on a number of the largest commercial projects in the state.

FENESTRAPRO CONTACT                                    COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

David Palmer                                                            Judy Costigan

+353 (0)86 272 8487                                                +353 21 4887056

dpalmer@fenestrapro.com                                                judy@costiganmarketing.com


About the Global Cleantech Cluster Association:

The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) is a meta-cluster, creating conduits for 52 member clusters and their 10,000+ member companies to harness the tremendous benefits of international cleantech cluster collaboration in an efficient, affordable, and structured network. To provide access to capital, GCCA runs the annual Later Stage Awards. In 2013, GCCA signed the collaboration agreement with the P80 Group Foundation to bringing together the largest 80 pension funds to invest more in proven sustainable technologies. GCCA was founded by swisscleantech, the Finnish Cleantech Cluster, and Watershed Capital, and Technica Communications. For more information about the GCCA, please visit www.globalcleantech.org.


Lisa Ann Pinkerton

Technica Communications

+408 806 9626