The climate tech company named a finalist in the sixth annual awards alongside top innovators working to solve today’s most pressing challenges.

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Aclima, the pioneer in hyperlocal air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and analysis, is proud to announce it has been named a finalist for two categories this month in Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards: Energy (for its natural gas leak detection technology), and Company of the Year.

CEO and Co-Founder Davida Herzl started Aclima to quantify block-by-block emissions and their impacts at a scale and resolution never before possible. Now, Aclima’s database of localized air quality measurements — the largest of its kind in the world — and advanced analytics software Aclima Pro, are empowering government, industry, and communities to take bold climate action that reduces emissions, improves public health, and ensures equal access to clean air.

Its hardware and software technology platform translates billions of scientific measurements from its network of stationary and roving sensors into environmental intelligence. The company has achieved extensive scientific validation at every stage of its development, including through peer-reviewed publications and a unique 10-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Customers include major state and local governments, and global companies spanning industries from energy to search. Additionally, Aclima has been Google’s global partner for measuring air quality with Street View vehicles since 2015 — a partnership that has produced a massive dataset of millions of hyperlocal air pollution and GHG measurements, which are available to the scientific community.

“I’m incredibly proud of my team for being recognized among the world’s most innovative companies and for creating technology that will benefit the lives of millions,” Herzl said. “We’re driven by the urgent need to curb climate-changing emissions at the source and reduce their harmful impacts on communities today, all while supporting an accelerated transition to clean energy.”   

Now in its sixth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 39 winners, 350 finalists, and

more than 600 honorable mentions — with climate, social justice, and AI and data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,997 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, and more. In addition, several new categories have been added this year including climate, nature, water, and workplace. The 2022 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Australia.

Other winners were honored for their efforts in creating clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change, and public health crises. 

About Aclima

Aclima is building a global platform for local climate action that provides unprecedented transparency into emissions and their impacts. Powered by Aclima’s ground-based Earth observation network of roving and stationary sensors, the platform measures greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution with block-level resolution and at scales never before possible. Aclima software and advanced analytics translate billions of measurements into environmental intelligence for governments, industry, and communities taking bold climate action. A Public Benefit Corporation, Aclima is committed to protecting public health, reducing climate-changing emissions, and ensuring equal access to clean air. Aclima has mapped over 150 cities and has active deployments across CA, NY, and major global cities in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

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About the World Changing Ideas Awards

World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.