“Knowledgetech is committed to supporting environmental sustainability, and our relationship with BuiltSpace Technologies Corporation and GoodNeighbours Social Network is a great example of the how technology companies can influence real world change.” said, Al Ytsma, Partner of Knowledgetech Consulting Inc. “We are looking forward to harnessing the power of SharePoint Server 2010 to drive sustainable and meaningful changes in energy and resource management and consumption.”
Knowledgetech will be developing the BuiltSpace.com and GoodNeighbours.com applications for the websites’ first phase launch. These applications are expected to revolutionize building management and social networks, and enhance the sustainability of institutional, commercial and large residential buildings and their communities. Both solutions will use Microsoft’s SharePoint Server 2010 platform.
The initial BuiltSpace.com offering will engage occupants and assist building owners and management to measure, evaluate, report and improve the energy and resource consumption of buildings. This application will capture energy information from buildings, allowing operators to efficiently react to trends in energy and resource consumption. The consumption data will be available to all members of the building community through BuiltSpace.com. The BuiltSpace.com site will also enable property management companies to share consumption and sustainability information with the public. This will help prospective tenants locate sustainable buildings.
BuiltSpace.com will integrate with its sister website, GoodNeighbours.com. GoodNeighbours is a social network for sustainable communities. It engages occupants in the community to promote behaviour changes by providing an online social network in which to communicate and interact. Each building community is encouraged to participate and generate ongoing conservation and community initiatives.
President of BuiltSpace Technologies Corporation Rick Rolston conceived the idea for BuiltSpace and GoodNeighbours after a twenty year career as CTO of Ingenium Technologies. Ingenium, a Vancouver-based information services company, manages building project reports across North America, helping the construction industry track new building development.
“I began considering how information services could help build sustainable communities and streamline energy efficiency projects in existing buildings,” says Rick Rolston. “Earlier this year, I sold my interest in Ingenium, retained the BuiltSpace and GoodNeighbours concepts I had been developing, and incorporated companies to house each business.”
Award-winning creative agency KIMBO Design Inc. created the branding and design for the BuiltSpace Technologies Corporation and GoodNeighbours Social Network. KIMBO Design continues to be the two companies’ agency of record.
Knowledgetech Consulting was recently awarded best SharePoint Business Value Solution, and named one of the top three Enterprise Content Management partners within the global Microsoft partner network. The company is a national IT and strategy consulting services company with offices in Vancouver and Toronto. In addition to our SharePoint awards, we have been honoured with awards for our Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution, and received kudos from our clients on the depth and breadth of our management consulting practice.
Both companies are extremely excited about the new venture and look forward to opportunities that strive for sustainable living.
Founded in 1993, Knowledgetech focuses on integrated IT deployment and management consulting services Knowledgetech delivers measurable business benefits to prominent organizations throughout industry sectors. Knowledgetech is a Microsoft Impact Award Winner and Gold Partner, headquartered in Vancouver, BC. For more information, please call 604-484-8099 or visit www.knowledgetech.com.
For additional information:
Marty Hall, Sales Executive, Knowledgetech Consulting Inc.
604.484.8099 ext. 201
BuiltSpace Technologies Corporation and GoodNeighbours Social Network PR contact:
Kim Pickett, B.Des, CGD
Principal / Creative Director
KIMBO Design Inc.
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Knowledgetech, with offices across Canada, is a Microsoft Gold consulting partner that provides project-based IT business solutions and services. You can find Knowledgetech on the web at http://www.knowledgetech.com.