SEATTLE — The CleanTech Alliance named McKinstry winner of its CleanTech Achievement Award for 2016. The award, sponsored by Puget Sound Energy, was presented at the CleanTech Alliance Annual Meeting in front of more than 300 business executives, investors, and policymakers from across the Northwest region.

The annual CleanTech Achievement Award honors an organization or program for making significant contributions in developing the region’s cleantech industry. CleanTech Alliance members nominate deserving organizations. An independent panel of judges evaluates each nomination before selecting three finalists and one winner.

McKinstry was selected as the winner for its efforts to continuously innovate the clean technology landscape. In the past 50 years, the company has transformed how buildings are designed, built, operated, and maintained for optimal energy efficiency and occupant health. One example is the recent partnership with Clise Properties and Amazon, creating one of the nation’s largest-scale heat recovery systems to cross property lines. This partnership, dubbed the “EcoDistrict,” transfers data center waste heat to offset 75 percent of the heat needed by Amazon’s new corporate headquarters across the street.

“McKinstry has become synonymous with innovation and epitomizes everything the CleanTech Achievement Award was designed to honor,” said J. Thomas Ranken, president and CEO of the CleanTech Alliance. “There is no question that McKinstry’s ongoing leadership has generated a tremendous and lasting impact on the cleantech market sector at the local, regional, and national level.”

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Publication date: 11/23/2016

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