GridPoint Announces Carbon Reduction Partnership with CDP

Energy management solutions help businesses achieve sustainability goals

Arlington, VA –– September 23, 2014 –– GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS) that enable customers to optimize energy savings, facility efficiency and sustainability efforts, is pleased to announce a new partnership with CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project. As CDP’s only current carbon reduction partner, GridPoint is uniquely positioned to help companies, which disclose greenhouse gas emissions to CDP, take proactive steps to measurably decrease energy consumption and the resulting emissions.

“CDP’s partnerships with organizations such as GridPoint are critical to our mission of preventing climate change by transforming the way the world does business. GridPoint’s energy management systems allow companies to increase their awareness of their energy consumption and take steps towards reducing carbon emissions in a meaningful manner,” said Paul Robins, head of partnerships at CDP.

A Data-driven Approach to Carbon Reduction

Every year, major corporations, including the majority of S&P 500 companies, disclose their carbon emissions by responding to a thorough questionnaire with sections outlining specific carbon reduction goals and initiatives as well as the action steps planned to accomplish them in the near future. While many companies use billing data to determine how these goals are tracking, utility bills lack the granularity and real-time insight necessary to understand exactly how energy is being consumed and how operations can be improved.

GridPoint’s submetering, monitoring and data-driven building control products solve this by collecting data from individual energy-consuming assets and pushing that data into a cloud-based software platform called GridPoint Energy Manager, which provides detailed visibility into a site’s energy profile and enables users to intelligently control their portfolio from a common EMS system. This solution complements CDP’s investor-led carbon action initiative, designed to advance companies’ carbon reduction activities while delivering a favorable return on investment. With intelligent controls in place, enterprises can achieve energy savings up to 30% with an 18-36-month payback.

“By disclosing carbon emissions to CDP, companies demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and intent to make a positive impact on the environment,” said Mark Danzenbaker, senior vice president of sales, marketing and product management at GridPoint. “We want to help companies get to the next level and achieve better carbon reduction results with an enterprise energy management system built on a deeper foundation of data and tied to intelligent building control.”

 

About CDP
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.

 

About GridPoint
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.

Media Contact:
Sarah Trainor
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7173


GridPoint Announces Canem Systems as First Canadian Channel Partner

Company strengthens its channel program with addition of Canem

 

Canem Systems Logo

Arlington, VA –July 29, 2014 – – GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS) that enable customers to optimize energy savings, facility efficiency and sustainability efforts, is pleased to announce Canem Systems, a leader in Canada’s electrical contracting industry, as the first Canadian extension of GridPoint’s Channel Partner Program. Due to the experience and knowledge they gained as a GridPoint installation partner for rollouts at major Canadian retail and restaurant chains, Canem has chosen to resell GridPoint’s EMS products as part of their strategy to offer best of breed energy and carbon savings solutions to their customers.

Canem’s deep electrical, building systems and national installation expertise combined with GridPoint’s submetering, monitoring and cloud-based analytics technology enables visibility, insight and control into energy usage, thereby helping businesses lower consumption, save money and reduce carbon emissions by up to 30%.

“Extending GridPoint’s business reach more fully into Canada will accelerate our growth and market share,” said Mark Straton, senior vice president of sales and marketing at GridPoint. “Canem is a proven partner and we are excited to work together to provide Canadian enterprises with the industry’s most innovative energy management systems.”

Five Megatrends Prompting the Emergence of the Energy Conscious Enterprise

Canem and GridPoint’s strategic partnership delivers solutions Canadian enterprises need as they face challenges impacting the energy market. Energy prices remain volatile and continue to rise, new government regulations and standards are increasing and corporations are expected to be more and more environmentally responsible. World-class businesses that have transformed into energy conscious enterprises recognize the escalating expenses associated with these changes and are leveraging improved affordability and advances in Internet of Things technologies to manage energy usage through measurement.

“Providing actionable information is a necessity for today’s energy management systems. Canem is delighted for the opportunity to work with an organization such as GridPoint, which has demonstrated its commitment to proactively deliver innovative solutions to the marketplace,” says Clint Undseth, vice president of corporate development at Canem Systems.

 

About Canem Systems
Canem was founded in 1960 as an electrical contracting firm in Vancouver, British Columbia. The majority of their early work consisted of commercial and light industrial electrical installations. Since then, Canem has served as a partner in the development of many of Canada’s most prestigious and important building projects. With a current workforce of over 1,200 people, they have built up their electrical contracting capacity to support virtually any size or type of installation across Western Canada.

Now, with offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Vancouver Island, Canem continues to innovate through Building Performance solutions derived from years of experience. Canem’s National Rollout Program continues to grow and is helping provide quality and consistency across Canada all through a single point of contact. The Canem team’s highly skilled workforce with an entrepreneurial spirit and focus on quality project delivery through pre-planning, pre-fabrication, logistics, vendor management and project control tools has helped Canem to become a trusted industry partner. Staying true to their roots, the company retains the flexibility to competitively serve even the smallest clients with the same interests and efficiency as large projects.

Media Contact:
Linda Andrews
roll-service@canem.com
(604) 242-2006

 

About GridPoint
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.

Media Contact:
Sarah Trainor
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7173


Electrical Design Build, Inc. Joins GridPoint’s Channel Partner Program

GridPoint channel program continues to gain momentum

 

Arlington, VA – July 15, 2014 –– GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management solutions (EMS) that enable customers to optimize energy savings, facility efficiency and sustainability efforts, is pleased to announce Electrical Design Build, Inc. (EDB), a leader in the Mid-Atlantic electrical contracting industry, as an extension of GridPoint’s channel partner program. EDB will resell GridPoint EMS systems as well as provide installation services to its regional customers.

EDB’s deep electrical and installation expertise combined with GridPoint’s submetering, monitoring and cloud-based analytics technology enables enterprises to gain visibility, insight and control into energy usage, thereby helping businesses lower consumption, save money and reduce carbon emissions by up to 30%.
“As GridPoint’s channel program continues to develop with strong partners like EDB, more businesses will have the opportunity to employ energy management solutions and transition into energy conscious enterprises that are in control of their energy usage,” said Sandi Dudley, director of channel sales at GridPoint.

Five Megatrends Prompting the Emergence of the Energy Conscious Enterprise

EDB and GridPoint’s strategic partnership delivers solutions enterprises need as they face market trends that impact energy. Energy prices remain volatile and continue to rise, new government regulations and standards are increasing and corporations are expected to be more and more environmentally responsible. However, advances in Internet of Things technologies, such as sensors and increased wireless capabilities, as well as the ability to collect real-time data from energy-consuming assets to send to cloud-based analytics software platforms, are empowering businesses to take control of energy management through measurement and transform into energy conscious enterprises.

“Energy management is an increasing area of interest for our customers, and since EDB is renowned for its high level of customer service, we sought to meet their needs with the best energy management vendor on the market. GridPoint’s EMS offers innovative solutions that provide measureable energy savings results. We wanted to provide an EMS which leverages cutting edge technology to provide innovative solutions and meet customer needs,” said Marcus Kratz, project manager at EDB.

 

About Electrical Design Build, Inc.

Electrical Design Build is a full service design/build electrical contractor that designs and installs industrial power distribution systems, ccommercial electrical contracting, PLC based process control systems and building control systems. EDB has a proven track record of successfully completing sophisticated electrical installations. Our customers include Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller companies that are in the "who's who" of the Mid-Atlantic region.

Media Contact: Marcus Kratz
marcus@edbelectrical.com

About GridPoint
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.

Media Contact:
Sarah Trainor
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7173


GridPoint Cloud Connector for Niagara Released as First Product of Open Connect Platform

New Software Applications Provide Open Approach for Customers to Leverage Existing Investments Arlington, VA – May 30, 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 it has released the GridPoint Cloud Connector for Niagara, GridPoint’s first open platform connector product. The new solution allows customers to leverage existing investments and environments using application programming interfaces (APIs), on-site drivers and cloud connectors, and is designed to aggregate data from multiple sources for a more holistic energy picture.

GridPoint Cloud Connector for Niagara Provides Enterprise-Wide Energy Visibility 

With more than 400,000 instances of the Niagara platform installed globally, Tridium’s technology helps businesses implement effective controls throughout the enterprise. When this technology is combined with GridPoint’s cloud-based big data analytics software platform, GridPoint Energy Manager, businesses are given a comprehensive view into their energy consumption. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, refrigeration, renewable and other energy and non-energy related data are seamlessly transmitted from the NiagaraAX software platform to GridPoint Energy Manager, giving users site-level visibility into structured data across the enterprise.

“Combining GridPoint’s advanced submetering and cloud-based energy management and analytics platform with our industry-leading Niagara Framework-based solutions gives customers greater and more flexible control over management of their energy usage,” said Nino DiCosmo, general manager for Tridium. “As the advanced energy management market continues its rapid growth, our combined products will offer both smart energy solutions and intelligent building automation that provide quantifiable, actionable information leading to better decisions and greater energy savings.”

Asset-level submetering is beneficial because unlike traditional metering solutions, which only measure total site energy usage, submetering allows energy managers to delve deeper into energy consumed by individual assets to optimize equipment performance, implement smarter alarms and intelligently manage crucial projects.

“As cloud-based approaches to energy management become more prevalent, an open approach like the GridPoint Cloud Connector for Niagara will be essential to businesses who want to integrate new solutions into existing environments and get the maximum value out of their EMS investments,” said Todd M. Raba, president and CEO of GridPoint.

Enhanced Equipment Integration for Better Data Organization 

When businesses install equipment from various vendors across multiple sites, it is often installed by different contractors resulting in important data labeled differently across the enterprise. If data is not labeled properly, downstream analytics are more costly and less accurate. GridPoint’s Open Connect Platform applications listen locally, translate the data and allow users to assign consistent labels to which GridPoint Energy Manger can apply its analytics and create useful reports for customers. The GridPoint Open Connect Platform supports Tridium’s NiagaraAX platform, as well as common communication protocols such as BACnet and Modbus for on-site integration with Trane, Lennox, Carrier and other energy-consuming assets.

About GridPoint
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 controlenergy 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 64 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.

Media Contact:
Sarah Trainor
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7173


Billion Dollar Baby: Navigant Research Identifies GridPoint as Key Player in Billion Dollar Small- and Medium-Sized Building Market

Billion Dollar Baby: Navigant Research Identifies GridPoint as Key Player in Billion Dollar Small- and Medium-Sized Building Market

Navigant Research recently released a report projecting revenues for building energy management systems (BEMSs) for small and medium-sized buildings to increase globally from $227 million annually in 2014 to $1.3 billion in 2022. The research confirms GridPoint’s decision to transition from the smart grid to focus entirely on energy management systems (EMS) to provide innovative solutions for businesses wanting to transform into energy conscious enterprises.

In the press release, Noah Goldstein, research director with Navigant Research, said, “Innovative BEMS solutions are being tested in the market, while increased digital control infrastructure is being installed in both new buildings and retrofits to comply with more stringent building codes. At the same time, executives are pushing for more enterprise energy management to manage costs.” Goldstein’s statement supports the five megatrends GridPoint outlined in the June issue of Buying & Using Utilities (pp. 8-9).

Similar to Navigant’s market drivers, GridPoint identified that rising and volatile energy prices, increasing government regulation and standards, continued focus on carbon reduction and energy efficiency as well as the need to manage operational costs including energy expenses are driving businesses to evaluate and implement EMS solutions. At the same time, Internet of Things technologies are becoming more prevalent and accessible, making things like big data analytics and cloud computing more affordable and easier to implement for effective energy and facility management.

The new research sheds light on the need for the right balance of hardware, software and services, depending on the building size, when implementing energy management systems. GridPoint’s recognized strength is our ability to integrate submetering and monitoring, big data analytics and control into the energy management process for superior results. Our new GridPoint Open Connect Platform allows us to integrate into existing environments and leverage previous investments to make energy management even more powerful for our customers which is why six of the top 10 retailers by total sales, four of the top 10 casual dining restaurants and seven of the top 20 quick serve restaurants have our products installed across their portfolio.

The report, “Energy Management for Small and Medium Buildings,” identifies GridPoint as a key BEMS player in the small and medium commercial building market, with a special call out to our energy controller. We are excited to be in a position to offer innovative solutions for enterprises looking to improve equipment performance, enhance corporate image through sustainability measures, meet regulations and standards, reduce carbon emissions and save money.


Powerful Plans for Carbon Reduction

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the Clean Power Plan proposal, a rule that would require power plants to reduce carbon emissions 30% by 2030 as compared to 2005 levels. According to the EPA, power plants account for nearly a third of the nation’s carbon emissions and account for a major portion of our environment’s pollution.

Created as an extension of President Obama’s climate change action plan, the Clean Power Plan proposes a set of guidelines to help cut carbon pollution from plants and make them more efficient. The EPA estimates that by doing so, electricity bills will be reduced roughly 8% through increasing energy efficiency and reducing demand on the grid.

However, power plants are not solely responsible for high levels of carbon emissions and pollution. Commercial buildings account for 18% of energy consumption and, as with power plants, reduction is the key to unlocking savings and emitting less carbon.

An energy management system (EMS) like GridPoint’s provides visibility into enterprise-wide energy consumption through submetering, monitoring and big data analytics. Our cloud-based platform includes control automation and advanced algorithms to maintain set points and identify new opportunities for savings. While the EPA predictions assume 8% savings, the 12,000 sites that have GridPoint’s EMS systems installed have generated energy savings up to 30%. To date, GridPoint’s lifetime carbon emission reduction is equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from more than 200,000 cars.

From power plant to retail stores, the reduction of carbon emissions is needed across the board. Let GridPoint and its energy management systems help your enterprise be part of the solution, not the problem.


GridPoint Cloud Connector for Niagara Released as First Product of Open Connect Platform

New Software Applications Provide Open Approach for Customers to Leverage Existing Investments

Arlington, VA – May 30, 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 it has released the GridPoint Cloud Connector for Niagara, GridPoint’s first open platform connector product. The new solution allows customers to leverage existing investments and environments using application programming interfaces (APIs), on-site drivers and cloud connectors, and is designed to aggregate data from multiple sources for a more holistic energy picture.GridPoint Cloud Connector for Niagara Provides Enterprise-Wide Energy Visibility

With more than 400,000 instances of the Niagara platform installed globally, Tridium’s technology helps businesses implement effective controls throughout the enterprise. When this technology is combined with GridPoint’s cloud-based big data analytics software platform, GridPoint Energy Manager, businesses are given a comprehensive view into their energy consumption. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, refrigeration, renewable and other energy and non-energy related data are seamlessly transmitted from the NiagaraAX software platform to GridPoint Energy Manager, giving users site-level visibility into structured data across the enterprise.

“Combining GridPoint’s advanced submetering and cloud-based energy management and analytics platform with our industry-leading Niagara Framework-based solutions gives customers greater and more flexible control over management of their energy usage,” said Nino DiCosmo, general manager for Tridium. “As the advanced energy management market continues its rapid growth, our combined products will offer both smart energy solutions and intelligent building automation that provide quantifiable, actionable information leading to better decisions and greater energy savings.”

Asset-level submetering is beneficial because unlike traditional metering solutions, which only measure total site energy usage, submetering allows energy managers to delve deeper into energy consumed by individual assets to optimize equipment performance, implement smarter alarms and intelligently manage crucial projects.

“As cloud-based approaches to energy management become more prevalent, an open approach like the GridPoint Cloud Connector for Niagara will be essential to businesses who want to integrate new solutions into existing environments and get the maximum value out of their EMS investments,” said Todd M. Raba, president and CEO of GridPoint.

Enhanced Equipment Integration for Better Data Organization

When businesses install equipment from various vendors across multiple sites, it is often installed by different contractors resulting in important data labeled differently across the enterprise. If data is not labeled properly, downstream analytics are more costly and less accurate. GridPoint’s Open Connect Platform applications listen locally, translate the data and allow users to assign consistent labels to which GridPoint Energy Manger can apply its analytics and create useful reports for customers. The GridPoint Open Connect Platform supports Tridium’s NiagaraAX platform, as well as common communication protocols such as BACnet and Modbus for on-site integration with Trane, Lennox, Carrier and other energy-consuming assets.

About GridPoint
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 64 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.

Media Contact:
Sarah Trainor
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7173


GridPoint Provides Dataset for National College Tournament DataFest

Students from Princeton, UCLA, Duke, Emory and the Five Colleges Analyzed Data in Competitive Setting

Arlington, VA – May 15, 2014 – GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS) that enable customers to optimize energy savings, facility efficiency and sustainability agendas, partnered with colleges and universities throughout the United States to provide a common dataset for the fourth annual DataFest, which began at Duke University on March 21 and ended at the University of California, Los Angeles on May 4.A total of fifteen schools participated in five separate DataFest events hosted by Duke; Princeton University; Emory University; Five Colleges, a consortium composed of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and UCLA. Approximately 450 students gathered throughout the course of the event to review, analyze and develop visualizations of three million rows and 80 columns of data provided by GridPoint. The data points were generated from three years of hourly readings at 110 buildings and ranged from energy-consuming assets such as lighting panels and kitchen appliances to weather data points such as precipitation and temperature. The dataset provided exposure to the challenges of real world analysis projects—including the difficulties presented by missing data, inverted readings and other realities a professional analyst deals with on a daily basis.

Working in teams, the students analyzed the large, complex dataset to understand total building energy use, spot assets that consumed a large amount of energy and analyze patterns and trends in energy consumption that could be reduced, saving energy and money. At the end of each competition, the teams presented their findings to a panel of judges who selected top performers based on the level of sophistication, information and usefulness in their reports.

“The DataFest is a great way for students interested in the fast-growing field of Big Data to get firsthand experience into what is possible to learn when given an extensive dataset,” said Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Practice at Duke University’s Department of Statistical Science. “This year was especially challenging for students because they had a short time to learn as much as they could about energy management and the many external facets that affect the data surrounding effective energy management, but they surprised the visitors, the judges and themselves with the variety and the quality of their analyses.”

Students’ insight into the data produced many interesting results. Some teams chose to focus on savings analysis; some showcased the market potential of an energy management system, while others looked at the way weather events like Hurricane Irene impacted buildings and disrupted businesses.

“GridPoint was honored to participate in the DataFest this year. Big Data is a major component of our success as an energy management solutions provider and it will continue to be an important field as the technology supporting the Internet of Things grows and matures,” said Mark Straton, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GridPoint. “We were glad to enrich students’ education in Big Data and have them reimagine energy management with us.”

GridPoint would like to thank all those who participated in the event and congratulate the following winning teams:

Duke University:
Best in Show: “Wolfram Alphas”: Mao Hu, Avinash Moondra, Sankash Shankar, Daniel Zhang, Zenia Zheng, Josh Latner, Meghan Scanlon; “D 4 C”: Alvin Kang, Paul Kim, Lilly Park, Kevin Wu, Eric Wu
Best Use of External Data: “Team Clairvoyant”: Ashish Agarwal, Yu Fan, Fangjian Guo, Yizhe Zhang, Weiqiang Zhu; “The Fantastic 5+1”: Xirui Diao, Mingqiang Fu, Xiangcheng Gao, Yi Rong Hoo, Ruisi Zhan, Brianna Bai; “Data Cruncherz”: Travis Britain, Brittany Cohen, Varun Himamshu, Gabrielle Levac, Heather Shapiro, Philip Srevrev
Best Visualization: “Cougar Bait”: Lorin Crawford, Nghi Nguyen, Derek Owens-Oas, Shinichiro Shirota, Xi Chen, Joseph Futoma, Christoph Hellmayr, Matt Johnson, Victor Pena; “Spectral”: Bryan Davis, Fuhui Fang, Yinan Fang, Jie Gao

Princeton University:
Best in Show: “DJ Hydrazine”: Harold Li, Nathaniel May, David Zhao
Best Visualization: “The Outliers”: Ujjwal Dahuja, Mihaela Curmei, Arunraj Balaji, Mark Aksen, Lydia Liu, Kevin Lin
Best Use of External Data: “WuTang Financial”: Farhan Abrol, John Anderson, David Jensen, Leor Klainerman, Robert Sami

Five Colleges: Smith College’s “The P-Valuables”: Deidre Fitzpatrick Michele Handy, Maja Milosavljevic , Sara Stoudt, Dana Udwin

Emory University: Best Insight and Best Visualization: “Data Miners”: Kirk Hadley, Aiming Nie, Michael Zhai, Tony Wang, Fei Gao; “ANOVA One Bites the Dust”: Kyle Niezgoda

UCLA: Best Insight: “Oops I Dataed Again”: Siena Duplan, Kayla Frisoli, Kimberly Mauleon, Greta Olesen, Daniel Smith; “SC Statistics”: Chris Funaki, Sri Ramesh, Bradley Rava, Tsz Chan, Matthew Norris
Best Visualization: “Jack n Coke”: Lev Golod, Johghyun Lee
Best Use of External Data: “JSS”: Shahid Cohan, James Lepore, Sean Grant

Photo Credit: Whitley Pro Media Inc.

About GridPoint
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 64 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.

Media Contact:
Sarah Trainor
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7173


GridPoint Featured in Verdantix Green Quadrant Energy Management Software Report

 As an independent analyst firm, Verdantix provides valuable information for stakeholders looking to invest in energy management software (EMS). Every year, Verdantix publishes its Green Quadrant Energy Management Software report, which uses the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology to assess current offerings on the marketplace and help corporate buyers determine which system best suits the needs of their business. Verdantix reviewed more than 80 energy management suppliers using a 130-point questionnaire, interviews with a customer panel and live product demonstrations.

After narrowing the results down to the strongest companies, the report compares 14 building EMS applications in detail and places them in one of four quadrants: the Leaders, Specialist, Entrepreneurs  and Challengers. This year, GridPoint is proud to have a promising review within the Entrepreneurs Quadrant.

The 2014 report included the following findings:

· Portfolio-scale apps are taking energy management to an enterprise-wide level
· Building EMS is continuing to be integrated into a wider array of energy services
· Market consolidation increases as traditional building asset management meets portfolio-wide energy management

Verdantix also found that buyers are making EMS more of a priority and are looking for strategic approaches to optimize energy consumption and reporting. Many firms expect spending on EMS to rise in the next year, highlighting the increased importance of investing in more energy conscious solutions.

GridPoint scored highly in its ability to help enterprises manage demand response events through asset-level submetering. Our software platform, GridPoint Energy Manager, was also strongly rated for its ability to deliver project and portfolio tracking functionality.

We are grateful to be included in the top 14 EMS companies with the likes of IBM and Siemens and excited to share further products that enhance our comprehensive suite further down the line.


GridPoint and Electracom Projects Form Channel Partnership in the United Kingdom

Building management systems firm enhances portfolio with GridPoint’s energy management solutions

 

Arlington, VA – April 28, 2014 – GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS) that enable customers to optimize energy savings, facility efficiency and sustainability agendas, is pleased to announce Electracom Projects, a building management systems (BMS) specialist based in the United Kingdom, as an international extension of GridPoint’s channel partner program. Electracom’s installation and BMS combined with GridPoint’s submetering and monitoring technology allows UK enterprises to enhance energy conscious behaviour through innovative sensoring, cloud-based big data analytics and intelligent control.

 

New regulations and rising energy costs prompt adoption of submetering technology
Electracom and GridPoint’s strategic partnership opens new opportunities for both companies to provide effective energy and sustainability management for enterprises as the United Kingdom prepares for the implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive in 2015, which will require a programme of regular energy audits.
“With costs of energy steadily rising in the United Kingdom and the impending changes in government regulations within the energy industry fast approaching, Electracom surveyed the market and saw a need to employ next-generation energy management solutions to help businesses gain control through submetering, monitoring and cloud-based big data analytics,” says director Kerry Overman of Electracom. “GridPoint’s vision is to deliver Internet of Things technology specific to energy; transforming how commercial, government and educational enterprises reduce energy expenses and carbon emissions, which they have successfully proven with their impressive customer base.”

 

Energy management solutions bring data-driven visibility to usage
Todd M. Raba, president and CEO of GridPoint, says of the partnership, “GridPoint is excited to further our business in the United Kingdom with the assistance of Electracom. Their extensive energy industry experience and installation skills position us to assist UK enterprises as they adapt to new energy regulations and manage escalating energy prices.”
The GridPoint solution submeters individual energy-consuming assets and monitors environmental conditions, sends the data to a cloud-based platform and provides real-time visibility, big data analytic capabilities and dynamic control over energy usage, carbon emissions and critical facility performance. Electracom’s expertise in BMS, automatic controls and electrical installation helps bring these innovative solutions to United Kingdom businesses and government agencies aiming to save money, reduce carbon, enhance customer comfort and achieve sustainability goals.

 

GridPoint’s savings demonstrated in North American retailers

GridPoint solutions have delivered proven results through the combination of data-driven, real-time, asset-level submetering with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) analytics. With GridPoint’s submetering devices in place, a big box retailer identified 249 issues across 1,100 stores, including unnecessary energy expenses, malfunctioning HVAC and lighting systems and freezer and cooler inventory losses. Additionally, a convenience store operator saves 22% annually per site in energy and capital expenses by monitoring HVAC performance and detecting malfunctions before damaging outages occur.

About Electracom Projects
Electracom Projects has been trading since 2003 and was incorporated in 2008 to form Electracom Projects (UK) Ltd. Initially a provider of electrical installation works to a number of the UK’s premier and blue chip companies Electracom specialises in power, control and data cabling systems. In 2011, the company expanded its capabilities to provide a specialist service for Building Management Systems (BMS).
Electracom works closely with technology and business organisations to create control capabilities that not only meet today’s needs to reduce cost, but also addresses tomorrow’s needs for enhanced business and operational capabilities enabled by converged networks.

For further information contact:
Kerry Overman
Kerry.Overman@electracomprojects.com
07900 253762

 

About GridPoint
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 64 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.
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