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Yes, You Can Start a Business and Have a Baby at the Same Time

Bryan Bennett also emphasized the benefits of family-friendly policies to his talent strategy. He’s the founder of Washington, DC-based Cortex, a SAAS startup offering technical solutions which, though monitoring and analysis, save office buildings energy and money. Within three months, he’d both launched the company and become a father. Now a father to two energetic boys, Bryan feels his own parenthood was a massive advantage for his organization, because “from the start we had built-in norms, processes, and tools” that emphasized both professional and personal development.

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Sidewalk Labs: Building Better Energy Software

As part of our Sidewalk Talk Idea Tour on Energy Efficient Neighborhoods (12/13/17), Bryan Bennett, the founder and CEO of Cortex, an app that applies machine-learning algorithms to Building Management Systems and meter data, addressed the lessons he's learned creating an accessible interface that makes commercial building data manageable, and actionable, for operators.

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Why More Real Estate Companies Are Getting Into the Tech Game

Last year, developer Savanna employed Cortex Intel, which provides building engineers with an app that helps them operate complex HVAC systems more efficiently, at 110 William Street. This helped the developer reduce annual operating costs by $250,000, according to a Savanna release. Now the developer is looking for further tech opportunities.

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Cortex Intel App Boosts Sustainability In Prominent Office Buildings

The Woolworth Building, 110 William Street and 277 Park Avenue use the mobile app to reduce energy consumption and to save money.

Cortex Intel Mobile App Delivers Millions in Value and Big Sustainability Gains for 277 Park Avenue, The Woolworth Building, and 110 William Street

Mobile app for engineers sharply reduces operating costs, improves sustainability and tenant service by enabling real-time, data-based decisions for building systems