MILPITAS, Calif. — The Z-Wave Alliance, a consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave wireless home control technology, announced the summer winner of its Internet of Things (IoT) developer competition. Embue, a Boston-based startup focused on helping multifamily property managers reduce energy and operational waste, is the next winner of the Alliance’s Z-Wave Labs program, launched to support and incentivize IoT innovation on the Z-Wave platform.

Launched in 2014, Embue said its solution goes beyond the thermostat to connect a building’s energy infrastructure and deliver real visibility and intelligence through predictive maintenance. Embue’s cloud delivered predictive building management platform and its smart device app provide building managers and tenants environment control and knowledge about their units, to help lower expenses and create efficiencies.

“The growing field of energy management and smart thermostats in both commercial and residential markets is incredibly exciting,” said Raoul Wijgergangs, interim chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. “Embue’s desire to use the Z-Wave platform to deliver a connected, smart energy solution for customers is a perfect example of the type of innovation we’re looking for with our Z-Wave Labs program.”

“We want to create a truly connected energy system for our customers to give them not only control over their environment but also the opportunity to have that environment manage itself,” said Robert Cooper, president and CEO of Embue. “In order for these services to be the super achievers behind smart apartments, Embue needs a robust network infrastructure. By adding Z-Wave to our connected capabilities, we will extend that network and the selection of devices that work with our ecosystem.”

Z-Wave Labs is a global competition that was launched in May 2015. To learn more about Z-Wave Labs, apply for the competition, and read frequently asked questions, visit

For more information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit

For more information about Embue, visit

Publication date: 9/9/2015

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