VF Outlet Achieves Energy Savings Averaging 26% with GridPoint Energy Management Systems
National retailer reduces energy consumption and carbon emissions with GridPoint solutions
Arlington, VA ––November 13, 2014 ––GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS) that enable customers to optimize energy savings, facility efficiency and sustainability efforts, today announced that its submetering, monitoring, and intelligent building control technology, combined with its cloud-based analytics software platform and service offerings, has helped national retailer VF Outlet achieve an average savings of 26% across its installed sites since 2012 with some stores reaching 30% individually. These solutions have enabled VF Outlet to not only significantly reduce operating costs, but also make meaningful progress on broader sustainability goals.
GridPoint’s submetering and monitoring devices gather asset-level energy consumption and environmental data at VF Outlet’s sites and send the data to GridPoint Energy Manager, a cloud-based, centralized software platform, which analyzes the data in real-time to optimize energy usage across VF Outlet’s fleet in a consolidated interface. VF Outlet is able to remotely control multi-site operations and identify critical issues that may be affecting a site’s energy usage through a variety of exception reports and alarms in GridPoint Energy Manager. At select VF Outlet locations, GridPoint also deployed its advanced control algorithms, including Load Curtailment, which turns off equipment or adjusts setpoints automatically to meet peak load targets.
In addition, GridPoint’s Support Team provides phone and e-mail assistance for setpoint and schedule adjustments from the sites or corporate users based on pre-defined overrides and ranges. Leveraging the asset-level submetering data, GridPoint’s consultative service teams also proactively discovered numerous inefficiencies and operational errors from heating and cooling issues to lighting usage problems. Each of these issues were prioritized for corrective action through either preventative maintenance actions or handled remotely with adjustments using GridPoint Energy Manager, and with minimal resource impact to VF Outlet corporate personnel.
“The visibility GridPoint Energy Manager gives us into site-by-site and asset-by-asset energy consumption has been very enlightening. We’ve been able to tighten store operations and run much more efficiently than before GridPoint’s solutions were installed,” said Chris Lang, Director of Store Planning for VF Outlet. “Not only can I review site operations remotely, but our teams can also review and triage issues on the go with GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile, which has been tremendously useful.”
GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile allows users to view and chart asset-level operational data in real time, easily email important data to on-site personnel and even navigate between sites using an integrated map feature.
“GridPoint is proud of the consistent results we’ve been able to deliver to VF Outlet over our multi-year relationship,” said Mark Danzenbaker, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Management. “Our enterprise-wide deployment was smooth, our service teams provide insightful analysis and our submetering, monitoring and controls continue to average energy savings of 26% across our customer’s fleet of sites.”
GridPoint is an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management solutions (EMS) that leverage the power of real-time data collection, big data analytics and cloud computing to maximize energy savings, operational efficiency, capital utilization and sustainability benefits. GridPoint’s integrated energy management portfolio of asset-level submetering and monitoring, intelligent control, energy management software and professional services can generate energy savings up to 30% and an 18-36 month payback.
GridPoint solutions are deployed at over 12,000 sites with over 75 billion customer data points collected to date, and 100 million added daily. Customers include 6 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 4 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 7 of the top 20 quick serve restaurants, leading commercial and industrial enterprises and major government and educational institutions. To learn more, visit GridPoint.com, and keep up with the latest GridPoint news via LinkedIn linkedin.com/company/gridpoint and Twitter @gridpoint.