Triea Systems LLC, a firm focusing on acquiring, developing and commercializing technologies that conserve energy and reduce pollution, has been named Sustainable Tech Company of the Year by Howard County Economic Development Authority’s Howard Technology Council (HTC). With seven recognized companies, and awards in categories ranging from sustainable tech to cybersecurity, each will be featured during this year’s HTC 2014 Howard Tech Awards ceremony at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Kossiakoff Center Wednesday, May 28.

The Howard Tech Awards program began in 2008 and is designed to recognize technology companies that are fueling innovation in Howard County, Md. The HTC Tech Awards judging panel evaluated nominated businesses based on three criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership in the business and tech community
  • Technological innovation
  • Community support

Triea Systems offers a heat exchange system that allows the transfer of heat from existing sources rather than burning fossil fuels. Poultry producers have an abundant source of heat: composting chicken litter. The heat exchange system extracts this organically-created heat and transfers it to a farmer’s poultry houses, warming the birds and eliminating the need to burn propane.


“Our Howard Tech annual awards judges overwhelmingly selected Triea Systems as the award recipient in the sustainable technology sector,” said Patrick Wynn, executive director of the HTC in a Triea Systems press release. “I am impressed with Triea System’s commitment to producing solutions that help both animal agriculture and commercial and government building infrastructure segments operate more efficiently and dramatically reduce their collective annual spend on fossil fuels for heating.”

“We’re extremely proud of this award and for being recognized among peer companies in the region for advancing energy sustainability and environmental stewardship”, said Chris Haug, Triea Systems CEO. “The Howard Tech Council’s acknowledgement of Triea Systems certainly gives tremendous credence to our business plan and philosophy, including our ‘green’ solutions for efficiently recovering and generating heat and commercializing a process to significantly reduce phosphates and other nutrients in animal waste,” Haug added.