LONDON, UK – 26 January 2016, 1AM GMT: Sefaira, the leader in software for high-performance building design, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through its i3 Connect platform and global events.

The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact.

Mads Jensen, Co-Founder & CEO of Sefaira, commented: “Being named as one of the world’s top 100 cleantech businesses for a third year running is a great honour. This achievement is a credit to the quality and dedication of the team at Sefaira. Everyone here is passionate about providing software that empowers architects and engineers at more than 500 building design firms globally to design high-performing buildings. It’s great to be recognised for the impact we’re having on this industry. ”

This list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 100-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.

Jensen continues: “Sefaira develops software that helps architects and engineers to better understand the expected performance of their buildings during the earliest design phases. This has been a very important problem to solve on our journey towards a more sustainable built environment, but we are not done yet. Our team is currently working hard on some exciting new releases for 2016 that will continue to transform the way buildings are created.”

This year, a record number of nominations were received: 6,900 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 323 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalised list of 100 companies from 17 countries.

The 100-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of panellists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.

“The Global Cleantech 100 provides us with insight into the collective opinion of key market players on which megatrends and innovation companies are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5-10 years,” said Michele Parad, Senior Manager at Cleantech Group and lead author of the Global Cleantech 100 Report. “Now in its 7th year, the Global Cleantech 100 program reveals which themes are staying relevant and which sectors are taking center stage.”