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Climatec’s experts are dedicated to making buildings safer, more comfortable and efficient.

From our beginnings in HVAC solutions, we have steadily invested in the people, technology, and services to be our customers’ trusted business partner for building solutions. Today, we are one of the leading providers of building technologies and energy solutions in the nation – delivering results for thousands of customers, every day. Our strategic business partners include the world’s leading suppliers of building automation, security, life safety, and energy efficiency technologies.  And since 2015, we have been Bosch’s foundation for turnkey building technology and efficiency solutions in North America.

1975

Our founding

Climatec opens as an HVAC equipment supplier in Arizona.

1985

Building Automation

Climatec launches the Building Automation division.

1999

Expansion

Climatec expands to California.

2001

Security/Life Safety

Technology offerings are expanded with Security/Life Safety division.

2009

Energy Services

Energy Services division opens for delivery of turnkey performance contacts.

2010

Axcess

Axcess suite of 
smart building solutions 
is added to the line 
of services.

2012

Expansion

Climatec expands to Nevada and Texas.

2015

Bosch

Robert Bosch 
acquires Climatec.

2016

Expansion

Climatec expands to New York/New Jersey.

1975

Our founding

Climatec opens as an HVAC equipment supplier in Arizona.

1980

1985

Building Automation

Climatec launches the Building Automation division.

1990

1995

Expansion

Climatec expands to California.

1999

2001

Security/Life Safety

Technology offerings are expanded with Security/Life Safety division.

2005

Energy Services

Energy Services division opens for delivery of turnkey performance contacts.

2009

2010

Axcess

Axcess suite of 
smart building solutions 
is added to the line 
of services.

2012

Expansion

Climatec expands to Nevada and Texas.

2015

Bosch

Robert Bosch 
acquires Climatec.

2016

Expansion

Climatec expands to New York/New Jersey.

2020

About
  Bosch

The Bosch Group is a privately-held supplier of innovative technology and services with over 400,000 associates worldwide. Its unique private ownership structure was established to promote entrepreneurial freedom and long-term business focus. In fact, 92 percent of Bosch is held by a charitable foundation focused on education, health, science, culture and international relations.

Bosch’s operations serve millions of customer across four business sectors:  Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. And through Climatec, Bosch delivers comprehensive building comfort, safety and energy efficiency solutions for thousands of customers every day in North America.

The integrity of my promises, the belief in the value of my products and in my word of honor have always had a higher priority to me than a transitory profit.”
Robert Bosch, 1919

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Climatec Partners with IQ Firewatch to Bring Groundbreaking Early Wildfire Smoke Detection Technology to the US

PHOENIX – November 8, 2022 – Early detection of wildfires is critical for reducing their impact and protecting communities. Climatec, LLC has partnered with IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH to bring their early wildfire detection system IQ FireWatch to communities across the US. Climatec will be the turnkey service provider of the advanced multi-spectral sensing technology IQ FireWatch which is uniquely based on a combination of AI- and feature-based algorithms.

IQ FireWatch is a product division of IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH, founded in 1999 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany. IQ FireWatch provides an innovative wildfire detection system that is unique to other early wildfire detection systems available on the global market. The system can detect wildfire smoke, day and night, with its patented multi-spectral sensor. It covers a range of up to 40 miles with full 360o revolution. IQ FireWatch engineers have invested over 20 years of research and development, in collaboration with scientific institutions to integrate the most advanced technologies for the earliest possible detection in any weather condition.  IQ FireWatch is a proven technology with systems operating around the world for more than 20 years. In 2012, IQ FireWatch and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) were inducted into the US American Space Foundation’s Hall of Fame as the first foreign technology to ever receive this esteemed award. Today, the pioneering IQ FireWatch system protects people, nature and assets on four continents worldwide.

IQ FireWatch system:

  • Superior range
  • 24/7 operation
  • 360° revolution within minutes
  • Patented multi-spectral sensor
  • Embedded combined algorithms (AI and feature based) with raw image processing
  • Over 20 years in operation and development

https://www.iq-firewatch.com/

"We are extremely excited to add IQ FireWatch to our portfolio of technology and safety solutions.  As a subsidiary of Bosch, our goal is to deliver on our motto of ‘Invented for Life,’ and the IQ FireWatch system supports that purpose.  We believe this system can contribute immeasurably in protecting our communities from the devastating impacts of wildfires." said Mauro Lima-Vaz, CEO, Climatec, LLC. 

“Already during our first joint project with Climatec for the City of Redding, we realized that Climatec is not only an extraordinarily competent partner, but also one that is sustainably convinced of our product. On this basis and in line with our motto "Innovation never stops at IQ", we have found in Climatec the right partner capable of establishing our technology-leading system Made in Germany as the standard in early forest fire detection in the U.S. market. With IQ FireWatch, large fires, which are currently unfortunately very frequent in the USA, will become a thing of the past.” said Dr. Kurt Winter, CEO of IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH.

ABOUT CLIMATEC, LLC
Climatec is a leading provider of building technologies in the U.S., serving as a single-source integrator of energy services, building automation, security, and safety systems. The company provides consulting, planning, implementation and remote management of comprehensive comfort, security, safety and efficiency solutions. Climatec has been part of the Bosch Building Technologies and serves major metropolitan areas in the U.S. The company employs over 900 associates across Arizona, California, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

Contact
Nick Picciano, Business Development Manager
Climatec | 480.688.4216 | npicciano@climatec.com
Climatec.com

ABOUT IQ TECHNOLOGIES FOR EARTH AND SPACE GMBH
IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH
(former IQ wireless GmbH), headquartered in Berlin, Germany, is a well-established business for more than 20 years with three innovative business units: IQ FireWatch, IQ spacecom and IQ wireless. IQ FireWatch provides a terrestrial early detection system of fires in forests, outdoor industrial facilities, and wildland-urban interfaces. The know-how gained over many years in the planning and installation of radio transmission technology can be found under IQ wireless.

Contact
Thomas Fiessler, Head of Sales (IQ FireWatch)
IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH | thomas.fiessler@iq-technologies.berlin
www.iq-firewatch.com

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City of Redding setting the tone for wildfire detection

REDDING, CA - The City of Redding is setting the tone for wildfire detection and mitigation strategies in California with new advanced 24/7 fire surveillance cameras.

“With our Wildland Urban Interface that we have here in Northern California,” stated Shawn Avery, initiative lead at the Redding Electric Utility (REU), “it’s essential that we have eyes in the sky looking out for fires during our elongated fire seasons.”

A collaboration among City departments, including IT, fire and the REU, as well as private partners, such as Climatec, Redding’s IQ Fire Watch cameras recognize early signs of wildfires through an innovative application of artificial intelligence for smoke detection. The cameras run morning and night across Redding and surrounding areas, providing a detection range of up to 40 miles in clear conditions, which is superior to comparable technology on the market. The cameras differentiate types of smoke by combining advanced sensors and software. Once the system detects smoke, it automatically sounds off alarms and alerts staff, triggering efforts to hedge against the wildfires, and ultimately, protect the entire community.

A recent study from the University of California, Davis found that wildfire smoke may have a larger impact on public health than originally thought, particularly in children. While wildfire smoke contributes to air pollution that could impact respiratory function, the new study, conducted on monkeys that were exposed to wildfires in 2008, finds that early smoke exposure may also impact immune response and neural development over time. As UC Davis conducts follow-up studies to further understand the long term consequences of smoke exposure on pregnant women and children, mitigating the ignition and spread of wildfires is critical.

Utility infrastructure continues to be a primary cause of wildfires in California. The State and California Public Utilities Commission continue making concerted efforts to prevent wildfires with bills, such as SB 901, which requires electric utilities to take steps to adequately maintain their equipment and safeguard the communities they serve.

REU built IQ Fire Watch cameras into its 2022 Wildfire Mitigation Plan to save lives and protect property in the face of wildfire events. With the cameras in place, Redding can also keep the REU’s critical utility services online in confidence all year, including on high fire risk days.

Dan Beans, REU’s initiative lead, discovered IQ Fire Watch at a conference and used his relationship with Climatec, a turnkey infrastructure solutions provider approved for purchasing and implementing IQ Fire Watch cameras, to secure the technology. He added: “For this community, public safety is the number one issue, and as an electric utility, we have to contribute to that in a positive way. We don’t want to be the ones creating public safety issues, we want to be the ones solving public safety issues.”

Contact
Courtney Moolenaar, Marketing Manager
Climatec | 602.906.1740 | courtneym@climatec.com
Climatec.com

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Climatec Strengthens Greater New York City Operations

PHOENIX – December 3, 2021 – Climatec, LLC, a leading provider of building technology solutions and energy services, has expanded its New York and New Jersey operations with the acquisition of RGBS Enterprises, Inc., an expert in building automation and system integration services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2000, RGBS provides energy management solutions for the commercial, institutional and industrial building sectors. The company's deep expertise in building automation systems provides further opportunities to expand Climatec's customer reach and delivery throughout the greater New York City market. RGBS' associates and management team will continue in their respective roles, including RGBS' principals, Russ Giambrone and Brian Simpson.

"The employee and customer-focused values of RGBS were apparent from our earliest meetings – and perfectly aligned with Climatec's mission and culture" said Mauro Lima Vaz, president, Climatec, LLC. "In addition, RGBS adds real momentum to our common business partnerships and key strategic supplier relationships." "The cultural and technical alignment of our companies coupled with Climatec's financial strength creates a great opportunity for the growth and advancement of our business," said Russ Giambrone. "Our team is motivated and excited about the benefits this acquisition brings to all our
employees and customers," added Brian Simpson.

Climatec is a leading provider of building technologies in the U.S., serving as a single-source integrator of energy services, building automation and security systems. The company provides consulting, planning, implementation and remote management of comprehensive comfort, security, safety and efficiency solutions. Climatec has been part of the Bosch portfolio since 2015 and serves major metropolitan areas in the U.S. The company employs over 900 associates across Arizona, California, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

Contact
Courtney Moolenaar, Marketing Manager
Climatec | 602.906.1740 | courtneym@climatec.com
Climatec.com

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