Accomplished Architect and Sustainability Design Expert Chris Garvin Joins The UrsaLeo Advisory Board
Board addition will allow UrsaLeo to explore IoT and cloud-based alternatives for existing Building Energy Management Systems and to expand technology offerings
San Francisco — April 17, 2019 — UrsaLeo, an enterprise-grade, cloud-based industrial IoT platform for manufacturing, today announced that Chris Garvin, accomplished architect and sustainability design expert, has joined the UrsaLeo advisory board. With more than 20 years of experience, Chris will help UrsaLeo offer Building Energy Management Systems using open standards that work with any hardware.
“Chris brings a wealth of experience in modern building management and sustainable architecture,” said John Burton, CEO of UrsaLeo. “His expertise will allow UrsaLeo to explore cloud-based alternatives to existing Building Energy Management Systems as we continue to develop our product while also looking to offer the advantages in cost and flexibility that this technology provides.”
“I see great potential in UrsaLeo’s technology to help revolutionize building operations by improving user productivity, increasing resource efficiency, and improving profit margins,” said Chris. “My experience working with teams to design, build, and operate a wide variety of buildings around the world has given me unique insight into the physical and technical aspects of building management. This global expertise will help the UrsaLeo team in the development of new tools and platforms for a variety of building types.”
Since moving to New York in 1998, Chris has focused on sustainable design with both Croxton Collaborative and Cook+Fox Architects. Chris joined Bill Browning and Bob Fox in 2006 to form Terrapin Bright Green, a strategic sustainability consulting firm dedicated to the rapid transformation of our built environment to create a healthy and sustainable world. Chris served as the managing partner and project lead for many of Terrapin’s engagements until departing in 2017. His clients included Google, Interface Carpet, Starwood Hotels, and multiple developers and real estate firms around the world. Chris lectures frequently on sustainable design and has taught at the Pratt Institute and Carnegie Mellon. He also advises several organizations on sustainability issues, including the National Building Museum, Urban Green Council, and the New York Academy of Sciences.
UrsaLeo provides an enterprise-grade, cloud-based industrial IoT platform for manufacturing. The UrsaLeo Cloud platform enables businesses to securely connect, analyze and act on data delivering improved operational efficiency, reduced costs, and access to new revenue streams. At a fraction of the cost of legacy systems, manufacturers can easily develop and deploy industrial applications at the edge and in the cloud. As a Google Cloud and SaaS partner, the UrsaLeo Cloud platform securely connects millions of globally dispersed devices and scales automatically in response to real-time changes. UrsaLeo was founded by manufacturing and software engineering experts averaging 25 years of industry expertise. For more information visit https://www.ursaleo.com.