By: Robyn Purchia
Last week, Cleantech Group named Enlighted, Inc. in its 2015 Global Cleantech 100 list. This isn’t the only award the company received for its digital sensor and analytics platform, which has made commercial buildings smarter and greener. Enlighted also received the “North American Company of the Year” Award, which recognizes the highest ranked company in the Global Cleantech 100 list from the region.
“Everybody is totally stoked,” Enlighted CEO Joe Costello told me. “For the group of people who started this company, this is one of those arrival moments.”
While the award is a prestigious accolade for the company — especially, this year when Cleantech Group received a record number of nominations for the list — it shouldn’t be a surprise. Yes, Enlighted has a solid product in a growing industry. But the company is also managed by the very forward-thinking Costello, a leader who has helped the Internet evolve from Web pages to light bulbs.