Our proven, SaaS building intelligence platform reveals insights for operations & maintenance, sustainability, and finance teams to make better, data-driven decisions about commercial building operations. Over 500 customers, managing 1.5 billion square feet, achieve new levels of portfolio efficiency and performance across cost control, compliance reporting, occupant satisfaction, and equity value with BuildingOS.
At Lucid, we are driven by a passion to democratize building intelligence for diverse teams and stakeholders through modern technology and accessible user interfaces.
Our team has a long history of creating world-class technology that leverages the power of building data to enhance the performance of over 15,000 buildings.
Working with best-in-class hardware and services providers, we create a seamless experience across diverse building portfolios, processing one billion data points per month.
We are proud of garnering awards and recognition from the buildings industry for our systems integration expertise, pioneering design, and thought leadership.
Will is Lucid’s CEO. Will has been involved in the building technology industry for over a decade as an investor and entrepreneur. He was a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and founded Onramp Capital. Will has worked with companies including Honest Buildings, Phylagen, Academic Partners, and GE. He has been a leader in clean technology innovation testifying multiple times before the U.S. Senate and Congress. At Lucid Will sees the opportunity to transform an age-old industry with technology. Will is on the advisory boards of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute, and the Governing Council of the Wilderness Society. Will holds an AB magna cum laude from Harvard University, an MBA from the Haas School of Business, and an MS in Energy & Resources from UC Berkeley.
President & Cofounder
Vladi is Lucid's President and Cofounder. Vladi led Lucid’s early product and engineering teams and has driven the evolution of the company from its inception in 2004 to the launch of BuildingOS. A recipient of awards from U.S. EPA and Cleantech Open, Vladi has dozens of widely-cited publications in the field and has delivered many distinguished presentations, including at TEDx. Vladi helped pioneer groundbreaking research in commercial building monitoring systems and real-time feedback technology. Vladi holds a BA with high honors in Environmental Studies and Computer Science from Oberlin College.
VP, Business Development
Nate Nilles is Lucid's VP of Business Development, responsible for Channel and Technology Partnerships. Nate has served as President of Obvius, a Leviton Manufacturing Co., and managed the metering (M&V) division within Leviton's Lighting & Energy Solutions Business Unit. In a prior role, Nate served as VP of Sales & Marketing at Obvius, and spent more than 5 years managing National Accounts for Veris Industries, a Schneider Electric Company. Nate holds a business degree from Washington State University, Carson College of Business and an MBA from University of Oregon, Charles H. Lundquist College of Business.
Cory Ayres is Lucid's VP of Sales, responsible for driving worldwide revenue and sales efficiency with a strong focus on customer success. He enjoys creating successful sales cultures based on a foundation of honesty, enthusiasm, and hard work. Cory has lent his considerable experience to companies both large and small, including Siebel Systems, Salesforce.com, Xactly, Zendesk, and most recently Host Analytics, consistently achieving rapid company growth. In the past fifteen years he has hired, managed, and worked with some of the most dynamic sales leaders in the SaaS industry. Cory studied Political Science at California State University, Chico.
As Lucid's VP of Marketing, Ralf VonSosen leads product marketing, demand generation, branding, and communication activities. With almost 20 years in the technology space, Ralf brings leadership experience from small startups, as well as large companies such as SAP and LinkedIn. He was instrumental in establishing the energy/utilities vertical at Siebel/Oracle CRM, and most recently was a founding member of LinkedIn's sales solutions business unit. Ralf holds a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University, and a MBA from the University of Utah.
VP, Design & Cofounder
Gavin, Lucid's VP of Design and cofounder, is responsible for Lucid’s design-centric approach, from product development to marketing. His work has been widely featured in leading design, green building, and technology publications, including The New York Times, Make Magazine, and Wired. Gavin has spent 17 years designing interactive web experiences, including novel UIs for visualizing real-time performance of the acclaimed Adam Joseph Lewis Center. A recipient of the Adobe MAX Award and International Green Award, Gavin holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College.
IoT Smart Building Solutions Transform The Workplace
"Building analytics platform vendors, like Lucid, transform disparate data into valuable insight. Lucid analyzes and presents building data sources through a software layer on top of a BAS or ICT solution and provides actionable business insights."
The Future of the Building Energy Management Software Market
"Systems like Lucid are playing an increasingly important role to integrate energy and facilities management strategies."
Top Product of the Year
BuildingOS was named Top Product of the Year in the first annual Energy Manager Today Awards, recognizing and honoring the strides made in energy management. Winners were selected by industry leaders for their innovation, efficiency, reliability, and contribution to companies' bottom line.
Global Cleantech 100
Lucid was named in the prestigious 2014 Global Cleantech 100, representing the most innovative and promising private companies with the highest potential to make significant market impact. Winners were selected from 6,000 nominees and included Project Frog, Enlighted, Uber, AirBnB, and other tech leaders.
International Green Awards
Lucid was a winner of the 6th annual International Green Awards — the "Green Oscars" — with the Best Green Cross-Platform Digital Media Solution. Judged by some of the world's foremost environmental, business, and government leaders, Lucid was one of only 20 winners worldwide.
Game Changer of the Year
Lucid was among 19 recipients of the California Clean Tech "Game Changer of the Year" Award for its impact on California's clean technology industry. Winners were selected from more than 200 nominees representing an elite group of innovators, including Google, Sungevity, and Tesla Motors.
Top 10 Companies to Watch
Groom Energy named Lucid one of the Top 10 Enterprise Smart Grid "Companies to Watch" based on its innovation, customer proof points, market momentum, and aggressive product development, along with CA Technologies, Ecova, EnerNOC, Schneider Electric, and Siemens.
Adobe MAX Award
Lucid was a finalist and winner of the 2010 Adobe MAX Award, Social Computing category, recognizing the best uses of Adobe software. One of the most coveted awards for cutting-edge web applications, this prestigious nomination was presented to only three category entrants worldwide.
AMD Smart Power Grand Prize
Lucid was the 2007 recipient of the AMD Smart Power Grand Prize at the California Clean Tech Open, the nation's preeminent clean technology business contest, often dubbed "The Academy Awards" of clean tech. CCTO is designed to speed clean technologies from lab to market.
Sustainia100 Top Sustainable Solution
Lucid was named a Sustainia100 Top Sustainable Solution at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference. Gathered from among 56 countries, Sustainia100 is a prestigious guide to 100 society-transforming, sustainable, and readily available solutions.
Eight Trends for 2008
Lucid's Building Dashboard was named by Sustainable Industries as one of "Eight Trends for 2008." Lucid was selected for spearheading the development of new technologies aimed to help consumers change their behavior, particularly in how they use energy in buildings.
Gartner Cool Vendor
Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, named Lucid one of five "Cool Vendors" for 2010 offering innovative, impactful, and intriguing solutions for managing the enterprise energy and carbon management areas, and the built environment.
Campus Ecology Chill Out Award
Lucid was among the 2007 recipients of the National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology "Chill Out" Award, which recognized Oberlin College's Campus Resource Monitoring System, powered by Lucid's software, as an innovative program for reducing the impacts of global warming.
Top 10 Green Buildings
Four LEED® Platinum projects using Lucid's software were named by the American Institute of Architects as the most environmentally effective green buildings in the country: Sidwell Friends School, LivingHomes Z6 House, Portola Valley Town Center, and Homer Center at Sacred Heart Schools.
Flex Your Power
Lucid was recognized by Flex Your Power, California's statewide energy efficiency campaign, for its outstanding leadership in energy efficiency by helping businesses and residents save energy. 46 winners were selected from hundreds of applicants across California.
Six Most Innovative Companies of the Year
Lucid was selected by the U.S. Green Building Council, the world's leading organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction, as one of the six most innovative companies of 2006 for the Greenbuild Exhibitor Showcase.
Energy & Environment Awards
Lucid was named an Energy & Environment Awards finalist by The Aspen Institute and National Geographic, recognizing and rewarding excellence for those making a concrete contribution to innovation, implementation, and communication of energy and environmental solutions.
People, Prosperity, & the Planet
Lucid team members from Oberlin College took home the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's first annual People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Award, a national student design competition for sustainability.