Vigilent Wins National Center for Employee Ownership 2012 Innovations Award

Wellness Program Linking Health Improvement to Stock Awards Cited as New and Innovative Practice

El Cerrito, California (April 30, 2012) Vigilent, the leader in intelligent energy management systems, announced today that it was named as a winner of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) 2012 Innovations Award. The award, which was presented at the NCEO/Beyster Institute annual conference in Minneapolis on April 26, recognizes companies for innovative practices resulting in an engaged workforce and ideas that tie stock to improved company culture or performance.

“We are honored that NCEO recognizes the benefits of our unique wellness incentive program,” said Mark Housley, Vigilent CEO. “Our technology is built on the knowledge that a proactive approach delivers the best results, and we want to address our employee culture in the same way. We’ve already seen direct results from our stock-linked wellness initiative, and hope our success inspires other companies to embark on similar programs.”

The Vigilent wellness program was developed through a partnership with SlimKinetic, a provider of worksite wellness programs. Vigilent is one of the first companies in America to proactively link employee health improvement with stock awards. The program is voluntary and open to all employees. Ninety-two percent of Vigilent employees participate.

About Vigilent

Vigilent ( is the leader in intelligent energy management systems. We apply Big Data and Intelligent Analytics™ to address the real-time energy demands of data centers, telecommunications facilities, and large buildings. Vigilent delivers significant, immediate reductions in cooling energy costs through 24/7 monitoring and management of critical facilities with ongoing operational insights that support risk mitigation and change management. A privately-held firm located in the technology corridor of San Francisco’s East Bay, Vigilent is committed to green energy solutions that reduce and inform energy use.

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