Global Innovator's Award
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Global Innovator's Award

David Harrison
CoreNet Global

Press Release
October 29, 2015

OVG Real Estate, The Edge Win the H.Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award
Presented by CoreNet Global

ATLANTA, GA (October 29, 2015) – OVG Real Estate, and its Amsterdam office building known as The Edge, have received the H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award from CoreNet Global, the world’s premier association for corporate real estate.

The Edge, a multitenant office building, bills itself as the most sustainable office building in the world. OVG Real Estate says that the building is completely self-sufficient regarding energy usage.

The iconic design and orientation of The Edge is based on the path of the sun. The glass façade on the north side of the building bathes the workspaces in daylight, while the solar panels that are placed on the southern façade shield the workspaces from the sun. The solar panels that cover the roof provide electricity for the aquifer thermal energy storage that generates all energy required for heating and cooling the building.

Rainwater is collected in two reservoirs underneath the building and re-used to flush the lavatories and to irrigate the rooftop's garden.

The connected lighting system has a range of sensors that register daylight, movement and temperature. The system enables employees to use an application on their smartphone or tablet and regulate the climate and light over their individual workspaces.

The Edge and OVG also received the Sustainable Leadership Award presented by CoreNet Global earlier in the year.

The Global Innovator’s Award competition attracted more than 40 submissions of corporate real estate projects from around the world. The finalists presented to a team of expert judges this summer at Harvard University and the winner was announced last week at the CoreNet Global Summit North America in Los Angeles.

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David Harrison
CoreNet Global
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