Ember’s ZigBee technology platform was named the “Best New Wireless Product” by the attendees at the BuilConn event held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL in May.

The company won the coveted Buildy Award for its high performance ZigBee platform that uses lower power, wireless technology to help make living and working environments smarter and more energy efficient.

The Buildy Awards are designed to increase awareness of the benefits of whole building integration and interoperability, and to highlight organizations and individuals who best support the vision of networked building systems. Buildy Award nominations are reviewed by the BuilConn board and selected by BuilConn attendees in an open ballot during the event. Winners were announced at the Industry Gala on Thursday, May 24.

The ZigBee Alliance, of which Ember is a founding member and promoter, was also honored at this year’s event, winning the Initiative Award. The winner of this award is a company or organization that has shown or launched a key initiative to enable or otherwise forward the subject of integrated and intelligent buildings.

“Ember’s Buildy Award demonstrates that our members are truly leaders and innovators in their fields,” said Bob Heile, chairman of ZigBee Alliance. “ZigBee Alliance members like Ember are bringing great new products to market for wireless lighting, HVAC, security, safety systems and other automation applications, resulting in huge energy savings, cost savings and a better environment.”