Anthony Schoofs awarded with the prestigious Globe Sustainability Research Award 2011

STOCKHOLM, March 28, 2011 - Anthony Schoofs is acknowledged the Globe Sustainability Research Award 2011 for the most original and challenging research within the sustainability field.

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The Award

The goal of the Sustainability Research Award is to discover and recognize researchers that contribute to advancing knowledge on sustainability. The general mission of the Globe Sustainability Awards is to highlight and acknowledge particular cases and initiatives within the sustainability field.

The applications for the Globe Sustainable Research Award were sent from three continents. After fruitful discussions the jury chose six nominees: Anthony Schoofs from Ireland, Dubai Municipality from United Arab Emirates, Prof. Göran Broman and Prof. Karl-Henrik Robèrt from Sweden, Oxis Energy Limited from UK, Renewable Communities from USA and Prof. Zhifeng Yang from China. It was however Anthony Schoofs that impressed the jury the most with his unique work showcasing great understanding of improving sustainability in the world.

The Jury's motivation

“The Globe sustainability research award is presented to Anthony Schoofs from Ireland for exceptional work that is both unique and practical. This research has demonstrated clear gains in all three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It is well developed and implemented, resulting in improved energy efficiency in commercial buildings, through better analysis and accounting of how electricity is actually used.”

The Jury

The jury consists of highly experienced and internationally recognized experts. The overall chairman of all jury groups is Lars-Olle Larsson, PwC Sweden

Prof. Mohan Munasinghe – Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND), Sri Lanka Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Manchester, UK Shared the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace (as Vice Chair, UN IPCC)
Dr. Dana Cordell - Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Australia
Prof. Fred Dubee – Professor, UN Global Compact, Senior Advisor, Canada
Prof. Peter Meier – Consultant for energy and environment to the World Bank, previously Chairman of the Energy programme at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Switzerland
Prof. Shiqiu Zhang – Professor, Director, Institute of Environment and Economy (IoEE), University of Peking, China

About Anthony Schoofs’ project

The research has shown that the power contribution of individual appliances can be extracted from a building's power load captured with a single meter, via intelligent pattern recognition technique, or via combination with other sources of information such, as machines' activity onto local area networks indicating power consumers at a given time. Anthony Schoofs’ work has been implemented and tested into multiple pilot sites, ranging from hotels to hospitals, and is in the process of commercialisation.