The Adura Technologies Mission
Adura Technologies™ is a clean energy technology company that applies low-power wireless mesh networking technology to building automation. Our mission is to provide cost effective lighting solutions for retrofit of commercial buildings so that building owners, tenants, and facility managers can implement energy efficiency and load curtailment strategies reducing their operating cost and their carbon footprint.
Adura's core wireless technology was developed at the University of California, Berkeley Center for the Built Environment by Charlie Huizenga, one of Adura's founders. Adura subsequently developed an IP portfolio based on uses and improvements to the core technology.
Adura provides a control platform that provides unprecedented management over commercial building lighting. The heart of our system is the Wireless Light Controller that can control one or more ballasts or other lighting loads to provide the ultimate in granular control. No longer does an entire floor of lighting need to be wasting energy only because a few lights are needed.
The Adura web-based managment software provides flexible scheduling, daylight harvesting, occupancy control, personal control and load shedding. Beyond controlling lighting, the Adura Enterprise Database tracks and monitors energy use, carbon footprint, and peak load to show you when and where you are using energy. It can also provide valuable
Mark Golan, Chief Executive Officer
Mark was Vice President and General Manager at Johnson Controls, Inc. where he ran the Global Workplace Solutions Business Unit for the Americas region.
Andy Wheeler, Chief Technology Officer
Andy brings more than a decade of wireless systems experience to Adura. Previously, he co-founded Ember Corporation, the leading provider of ZigBee network software and system-on-chip devices.
Charlie Huizenga, Chief Scientist & Co-founder
Charlie is also a Research Specialist and Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley focusing on energy-efficient buildings and indoor environmental quality. Charlie leads CBE's building quality benchmarking and occupant feedback projects.
Philip Lavee, VP Sales & Marketing
Philip has been leading sales in industrial and commercial markets for 20 years and brings to Adura extensive experience in underlying technologies for cleantech, including SaaS, IP licensing, software and systems.
Life at Adura Technologies
Adura is located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square district, at 4th and Market Streets. Our office is spacious and open, encouraging collaboration and communication (and the lighting is fantastic!).
- Live and promote environmental stewardship personally and in business
- Conserve energy in not just what we do but in how we act day to day
- Provide an environment where open communication is expected, informed risk-taking is encouraged and innovation is a way of life
- Meet our commitments to our customers and shareholders (live a high “say-to-do” ratio)
- Believe every member of our team is extremely important and we are committed to our employees
- Strive towards responsibility in every aspect of life and business: environmental, social, economic and ethical
- Are committed to giving back to the community