Rich Green Joins Enlighted, Inc. to Lead Technology and Product Development

Former CTO of Nokia and operational lead of Sun Microsystems’ software division to spearhead advances in sensors, big data, and analytics

November 1, 2012—Sunnyvale, CA — Enlighted Inc. is proud to announce that Rich Green has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Products and Technology. Enlighted perfects built environments by making them responsive to the people and functions they support with leading-edge sensors, analytics, and controls.

Rich held a variety of executive management positions at Sun Microsystems, including serving as Executive Vice President of Sun’s software division and as Senior Vice President of Java Software and the Solaris Products Groups. respectively. As Sun’s chief Java advocate, he was responsible for the widespread growth of the Java developer community, Java OEM distribution and mobile device licensing. Most recently, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of Nokia. Previously, he also served as Executive Vice President of the Mobility and Enterprise Division of Nuance Communications.

At Enlighted, Green will lead and scale development of sensor design, network applications, analytics, and controls. He also spearheads Enlighted Labs, a newly-created group within the company that will research, develop, and test new sensor technologies and services.

“We spend more than 90% of our time within some kind of designed and constructed space, indoors and outdoors,” said Rich Green. “I’ve always been passionate about energy use and conservation and in an era when everything is sensing and connected, buildings are falling behind. The innovative infrastructure Enlighted has created breaks new ground for what we can do to make the places we go far more efficient, personalized, and dynamic for everyone. I am thrilled to be working with the Enlighted team and customers to further develop the tremendous opportunities we have with the new insights we bring to light.”

About Enlighted, Inc.

Enlighted perfects built environments by making them responsive to the people and functions they support. Its leading-edge sensors, analytics, and controls reduce energy costs and increase occupant comfort. Enlighted’s advanced analytics incorporate unique environmental, occupancy, and activity data, creating new applications and new opportunities for enterprise-wide efficiencies, productivity, and profitability. For building operators, Enlighted is a non-disruptive, easy-to-deploy, reliable system that makes it simple to customize and adapt workspaces according to comfort, energy savings, and space utilization goals. With the Enlighted Lighting Control application, over 35 Fortune 500 companies have reduced lighting energy costs by 50 to 75 percent for an average payback of two years. Visit for more information.

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Designed to change everything, Enlighted provides the world's most advanced digital sensor and analytics platform for smarter buildings to Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Enlighted was founded in 2009 and has received venture funding from Draper Nexus Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, RockPort Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Intel Capital. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information about Enlighted products, visit

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