Restaurant Resiliency During the COVID-19 Crisis

5 Things Every Restaurant Should be Doing Right Now

Customer and employee safety is paramount during these uncertain times and unfortunately for many in the service industry, this means reducing hours or even closing locations altogether. While we all navigate what impact COVID-19 will have on the economy, here are a few measures restaurants should be taking now to strengthen resiliency:

1. Immediately cut costs through energy reduction

Occupancy restrictions in place across the country are resulting in restaurants having to modify schedules or transition to take-out only.  Your energy strategy should reflect these changes so sites are not wasting energy (and dollars!). Respond quickly by following this checklist:

  • Optimize set-points and fan settings based on these recommendations for your business situation
  • Update HVAC, interior and exterior lighting schedules to reflect updated business hours
  • If your sites’ dehumidification units are not GridPoint controlled, we suggest increasing the humidity set point to 60%

2. Proactively disinfect and tighten food safety requirements

First, ensure your cleaning solution is EPA approved for use against the COVID-19 strain. The EPA has a comprehensive list here for reference. Next develop, communicate, and enforce new disinfecting procedures. Many restaurants have started requiring employees to switch gloves or wash hands after every transaction. What happens if someone in your location was diagnosed with COVID-19? Check out the CDC’s guidelines here.

While there is currently no evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 by food, increased food safety measures should still be prioritized.   Enforce a 6 ft distance between kitchen employees, regularly disinfect surfaces, and continue to monitor refrigeration temperatures manually or in the GridPoint Energy Manager app.

3. Reduce equipment usage and unnecessary operational costs

Many restaurants have implemented modified menus.  Taking this action can help simplify your inventory and reduce the time equipment is being used to prepare food.  Keep unnecessary equipment off, remind employees to turn off equipment when not in use during the day, only run dishwashers when full, and limit truck rolls to emergency needs only. If you have an EMS system like GridPoint’s you may be able to remotely triage issues before calling for a technician. Talk to your partner about your options, they are here to help.

4. Reduce customer interaction

Person to person transmission is the most common way COVID-19 is spread. While enforcing a 6ft barrier between occupants is necessary, go a step further and eliminating unnecessary high-touch areas. Opt for cashless or touchless payment transactions, eliminate utensil or napkin bins, and promote curbside pickup to minimize customer-employee interactions.

5. Partner for delivery service

Partnering with delivery services can increase sales and reduce risk during these unprecedented times.  DoorDash, Postmates, and GrubHub are all popular options that have set up emergency programs to help struggling restaurants during the COVID19-crisis. Local delivery services may also be available.

Open communication with customers, employees, and partners is key to navigating this pandemic. Many partners, like GridPoint, are here around the clock to help restaurants through these difficult times. We’re all in this together. #restaurantrecovery


GridPoint and Hannon Armstrong Announce Transformational Pricing Strategy to Expand Commercial Energy Efficiency Opportunities

New Financing to Accelerate the Growth of Energy Management as a Service in the Commercial Building Sector

 

RESTON, Va., & ANNAPOLIS, Md. – October 2, 2019 -- GridPoint, a smart buildings technology innovator, today announced an investment by Hannon Armstrong (NYSE: HASI), a leading investor in climate change solutions, allowing GridPoint to offer a more accessible behind-the-meter energy efficiency solution for small to mid-sized buildings.

GridPoint will now offer its award-winning energy management platform as an all-inclusive service, requiring zero capital down with a monthly pricing structure. This go-to-market strategy eliminates the financial hurdles associated with up-front costs and enables customers to deploy the platform at multiple locations with more impactful energy and emissions savings from day one.

GridPoint’s Energy Management as a Service (EMaaS) approach combines installation, equipment, software and service costs into a bundled monthly payment that is designed to be significantly lower than the energy savings the solution provides. As part of the agreement, Hannon Armstrong will provide long-term financing for EMaaS projects across GridPoint’s clients’ distributed portfolio of sites.

“High up-front capital costs have been a long-time hurdle when selling energy and demand management technology to businesses,” said GridPoint CEO Mark Danzenbaker. “The synergies between GridPoint and Hannon Armstrong enable our technology to be more accessible while creating a greater carbon emission reduction and energy savings impact for customers.”

“As a longtime investor and advocate for energy efficiency innovation, we are thrilled to support GridPoint with the capital to facilitate their new Energy Management as a Service offering,” said Hannon Armstrong President and CEO Jeff Eckel. “The energy efficiency and optimization market for small and mid-sized commercial buildings has historically been underserved, and we believe the potential for significantly reducing carbon emissions through this market, which is poised for high growth, is significant.”

Building Optimization Made Simple

GridPoint’s platform captures energy and facility data from buildings to better understand patterns, identify inefficiencies, and assess building health across enterprises. GridPoint Energy Manager software then makes the data actionable by leveraging controls and automation tools to optimize energy and facility operations, save money, and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from buildings that accelerate climate change.

GridPoint’s flexible and expandable platform also enables customers to participate in utility-based programs, like demand response, and integrate with other distributed energy resources (DERs) to achieve greater value and support a more reliable and resilient grid. GridPoint’s platform is installed in over 15,000 locations, has saved customers over $440 million in energy costs, and has reduced over 5.6 billion kWh to-date.

 

About GridPoint

GridPoint is a smart building technology leader transforming the way businesses use energy. Our innovations help customers and partners make buildings more efficient in order to lower costs, achieve energy goals, and contribute to a more sustainable future. Powered by the best data, GridPoint’s solutions are installed in over 15,000 locations including fortune 500 enterprises, small businesses, government organizations and industrial complexes.  Learn more at www.GridPoint.com.

 

About Hannon Armstrong
Hannon Armstrong (NYSE: HASI) focuses on making investments in climate change solutions by providing capital to the leading companies in the energy efficiency, renewable energy and other sustainable infrastructure markets. Our goal is to generate attractive returns for our stockholders by investing in a diversified portfolio of investments that generate long-term, recurring and predictable cash flows from proven commercial technologies. Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Hannon Armstrong is proud to be the first U.S. public company solely dedicated to investments that reduce carbon emissions or increase resilience to climate change. For more information, please visit www.hannonarmstrong.com. Follow Hannon Armstrong on LinkedIn and Twitter @HannonArmstrong.

 

Media Contacts:

GridPoint
Katie O’Shea
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7051

Hannon Armstrong
Gil Jenkins
media@hannonarmstrong.com
(443) 321-5753


Fall Facility Checklist: Get Your Site Ready for Colder Weather

Fall is quickly approaching, and as the weather changes it’s important to evaluate your facility and energy strategies in order to prepare your locations for winter. Here are a few suggestions to ensure your facilities stay safe and efficient during the colder months:

Change your filters

Dirty filters can increase energy costs and jeopardize equipment health.

“Fall back” on November 3rd

Your GridPoint system will automatically adjust your HVAC schedules during daylight savings time, but identify other areas at your facility that will need updating; clocks, outside lighting, etc.

Check equipment and run automated HVAC performance tests

Running GridPoint’s unique HVAC SCOPE report identifies HVAC units within or across sites that are malfunctioning and at what stage the issue is occurring. Preventative maintenance tools like these ensure your sites are running safely and efficiently during the critical winter months.

Clear leaves from rooftop equipment

Leaves can clog equipment and impair its efficiency.

Evaluate summer Demand Response performance

Evaluate performance from the DR season and identify improvement opportunities for next year.

Educate employees on your energy management system and goals

Remind employees why this program is important to your business, how they can be involved, and who to contact if there is an issue (GridPoint support at support@gridpoint.com or 866-800-8906).

Watch for energy drift

Energy drift is the gradual loss of efficiency over time due to external factors. GridPoint’s energy analytics team compares site data year over year to identify where energy drift might be occurring and suggests actions that will help mitigate it. This puts efficiency back on track to ensure you are meeting your energy goals.

Start a preventative maintenance schedule using the HVAC health report card

GridPoint’s HVAC health report card prioritizes maintenance for you. It identifies which units require immediate attention, and predicts which units will likely need maintenance soon, then prioritizes them in order of severity. Proactively taking care of these issues eliminates the risk of failure on a cold day.


IPMVP: Understanding Energy Savings Calculations [VIDEO]

If you have a 10% off coupon for something that costs $100, you know you will be saving $10 – simple. Unfortunately determining energy savings is not so simple. There are many variables that impact how much energy a building needs day-to-day, making measuring and validating energy efficiency projects a headache for managers and decision makers – enter IPMVP!

The IPMVP (International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol) was originally developed by the Efficiency Valuation Organization to help increase investment in energy and water efficiency, demand management and renewable energy projects around the world. Today it has evolved into an international standard for calculating energy savings and is widely accepted across the globe. The model isolates external variables like weather, store hours, occupancy, equipment, and other behavioral changes to deliver the most accurate savings calculations using a site-to-self approach.

Temperature conditions change from year to year which makes simply comparing this year’s energy consumption to last year’s consumption inaccurate.  One way to accurately measure a location’s energy savings after deployment of an efficiency project is through weather normalization.  In IPMVP, weather normalization is used to remove the impact weather has on your building by establishing a baseline.  [Learn more about weather impacts here].

This video explains how IPMVP works, why other methods aren’t as accurate, and why GridPoint bases customer savings on this standard:


Load Curtailment: Shape, Shift, Shed and Save

Introduction to Real Time Load Management

Demand is essentially the “need for electricity” and its peak value influences energy cost and grid stability. Utilities measure and track demand to determine how much electricity each customer will potentially need and how much electricity should be generated to fulfill that need. It’s a balancing act. These demand peaks can be managed in real-time through modern technology and supplement initiatives such as demand response by automatically mitigating excessive energy demand. For instance, GridPoint’s smart building platform incorporates a patented load curtailment algorithm to provide increased versatility to customers by avoiding new demand peaks, providing a flexible load, and meeting DR criteria. GridPoint’s platform enables users to collect actionable energy information and facility insights across millions of data points. Running algorithms, such as load curtailment, helps conserve energy and make smart use of building assets.

How Does Avoiding New Demand Peaks Save Money?

Utilities offer incentive programs aimed at decreasing demand to improve grid reliability. Benefits of managing electricity demand can also be shared by the customer through rebates and reduced equipment burden. Customers of any size or vertical will likely notice a “demand charge” on their electricity bill. This charge is based on a customer’s demand (also known as peak kW) during a given billing cycle. Keeping total building demand low helps drive savings and ensures that your energy management goals are met.

Load Curtailment: GridPoint’s Demand-Reducing Strategy

GridPoint’s Advanced Control Algorithm, Load Curtailment, can be utilized independent of or in conjunction with initiatives such as demand response. This intelligent energy management strategy can be leveraged by any GridPoint-controlled site with main load metering. The algorithm can be deployed remotely by GridPoint and requires no action from the end user to keep them saving year-round.

How Does it Work?

Load Curtailment (LC) works by limiting energy use of controlled assets, such as HVAC units. The algorithm utilizes machine learning to understand each building individually and anticipate when it will hit peak load. When a threshold is crossed, the algorithm automatically curtails the building’s load to keep demand in check while balancing comfort. When the load is decreased past another threshold building operations return to normal. This differs from traditional utility sponsored demand response programs because it’s continuous and designed for customer savings where as DR events are only called on during times when the grid is stressed.

Benefits of Load Curtailment

This algorithm helps reduce your monthly demand charge by shifting, shaping, and shedding load intelligently, mitigating impact to comfort. The parameters of the algorithm are customizable, providing end users the flexibility to fine-tune their curtailment program based on specific goals. There are currently over 15,000 sites installed with GridPoint’s platform, thousands of which are enrolled in load curtailment. Target demand activity and algorithm runtime channels are accessible in GridPoint Energy Manager, giving you deeper insight into the algorithm’s performance and its influence on site operation.  Technology like GridPoint’s load curtailment algorithm is a low risk, high reward solution for dynamically reducing demand and enhancing your business’ electricity savings.

 

 

Jack French
Data Analyst

 

 

 

 

 


GridPoint Broadens Customer Offering by Launching Automated Demand Response Program

Leveraging the SMB Portfolio to Position as a Full-service Aggregator

Reston, VA – March 6, 2019 — GridPoint, a smart buildings technology innovator, today announced the launch of an OpenADR 2.0 certified, automated demand response (DR) program available to customers and various partner networks nationwide. GridPoint’s flexible solution can support direct utility programs, act as the aggregator, or integrate with other DR aggregators based on customer preference. This program adds one of many additional layers of value that GridPoint is focused on bundling, on top of energy reduction savings, in response to 21st century energy needs. By value stacking solutions together into one platform, GridPoint is creating a foundation that can be built upon and integrated with new technologies as society adapts to changing energy needs and standards in the future.

GridPoint bridges the gap between utilities, partners, and customers to make demand response simple. While GridPoint has historically participated in DR programs on behalf of customers, this launch consolidates participation on a new platform that is modular, flexible, and more scalable for a greater variety of programs.  This full-service approach is designed to increase adoption of demand response, within traditional and new markets, to better support energy supply challenges, energy savings, and sustainability goals. Traditionally large buildings have been the main source of load curtailment during an event, now GridPoint’s automated DR program paired with reduced energy costs and utility rebates makes it easier, and more worthwhile, for customers with smaller, or fewer, buildings to participate and contribute to a more flexible grid.

Granular data collected by GridPoint’s platform paired with powerful algorithms, analytics, and building controls provides real-time visibility on the load profile, and availability of flexible load, to manage peaks and stabilize the grid.

“On the customer side, this means greater savings built upon the success of traditional energy management programs through incentives and rebates”, says Deepak Budhiraja VP, Product Management at GridPoint. “On the utility side, this enables a new reliable load source provided by the underserved SMB market. With more buildings enrolled in these programs, utilities are better able to shape, shift, and manipulate loads when the grid is stressed.”

A custom DR strategy is created for a customer based on goals and asset-level data, then the customer is enrolled in best-fit programs through GridPoint’s vast network of utilities and partners. When an event is dispatched by a utility, the customer is notified, and load curtailment is automated through GridPoint’s platform. Facility and energy managers are able to monitor the event in real-time through notifications and cloud-based software GridPoint Energy Manager, and are also able to view trended data post-event to measure success & validate projects.

To learn more about GridPoint’s demand response program visit www.gridpoint.com/demand-response


Demand Response 101: Understanding How Utilities Balance Energy Supply & Demand

Understanding demand response is simple, utilities are required to provide commercial, industrial, and residential energy consumers with reliable energy around the clock. In order to do so, utility companies look at trends in their service territories and work to match energy supply with the highest expected energy demand that might be needed at a given time. This usually means excess energy is available that isn’t used. However, on occasions like very hot summer days or during an extreme winter storm, homeowners and businesses simultaneously use more energy than usual to heat or cool their buildings, exhausting the available energy supplied by their utility, and putting stress on the grid. It is during these peak periods when the demand for energy exceeds a utility’s energy supply, which may cause severe electricity disruptions like brownouts and blackouts.

Many utilities have built specialized power plants, known as peaker plants, that are only called on occasionally when the grid approaches maximum capacity. Because these carbon intensive peaker plants are costly to build and operate, the power they supply is much more expensive than power supplied from standard power generation facilities. To combat this burgeoning issue, many utilities are increasingly using non-wire alternatives, like Demand Response, to better manage these short-term energy supply challenges.

Demand response refers to changes in electric usage by consumers in response to high-use periods to decrease demand on the grid and maintain electricity reliability

Demand Response Programs

Demand response (demand management) programs are offered by many utilities for energy consumers to enroll in and receive money back for reducing their energy demand, at the utility’s request, during peak periods of demand and under-supply. Common examples of reduction include turning up the temperature on a thermostat to reduce air conditioning load, turning off certain lights, or shifting the time of use of some energy consuming devices out of the peak demand period. The load avoided for a single facility may be small, but when many customers participate it creates a meaningful energy demand reduction for the utility.

Why should you love demand response?

On top of supporting energy reduction and stabilizing the grid, these programs are simple to participate in and consumers get paid for both participation and performance!


Get Involved

The way customers participate usually depends on the type of building they are enrolling:

  1. Behavioral demand response – customers can participate manually by contacting their utility. This is best for large commercial or industrial facilities that have a substantial, flexible energy load and have staff on-site that can react to the requests from utilities.
  2. Automated demand response – customers can work with a partner or aggregator to automate their participation. This approach is applicable to all building types ranging from residential to small commercial to large buildings, and enrollment, strategy development, event execution, and reporting is automated by the partner.


Common Misconceptions

Participation in DR events means that customers must adjust their loads manually

The benefit of enrolling in DR programs through an aggregator partner is that the entire process can be automated. Once the customer agrees to enroll in the service, programs are automated and the customer gets paid automatically for participating and performing during events.

Participation in DR events will cause disruptions to business

Typical events are only between 2-4 hours and occur only a few times per year, so disruption to businesses is very minimal and offset by compensation. An established DR partner can help set up a strategy that works for your business, for example: excluding temperature critical areas of your facility in the curtailment strategy, having different strategies for dining vs kitchen areas, or curtailing only a portion of lights.

Enrolling in DR events requires complex contracts & legal agreements

Demand response agreements between utilities and customers are not complex. If the customer chooses to work with a partner, the customer gives permission to utilities to interact with the partner on their behalf.

Customers take on a financial risk by participating in DR programs

Many programs offered by utilities offer high rewards for participation. Some programs come with a performance expectation coupled with a financial penalty if performance goals are not met. Another advantage of working with an established partner is that many partners will absorb much of the financial risk, leaving the customer with significant upside value.


Demand response is not new, but it’s now gaining substantial traction and greater adoption as demand on the grid continues to increase across the globe, and new carbon-neutral technologies are emerging. These programs create a win for all; a win for the utility by ensuring adequate electricity supply and grid reliability, a win for the customer through new DR-enabled revenue streams, and a win for the environment by reducing energy consumption and the associated need for new carbon-intensive power generation facilities.

Learn more about how GridPoint can support DR for your business here

 

Deepak Budhiraja
VP, Product Management


Shell Energy Inside: What does GridPoint’s Partnership with Shell mean for Commercial Energy

Last week, GridPoint announced a partnership with Shell to launch Shell Energy Inside, a new product offering created to help commercial and industrial customers in North America save money on energy costs and achieve sustainability goals. Shell Energy Inside will pair smart building technology such as HVAC, lighting, metering and controls, energy analytics, and storage together with retail power supply and demand response to create one, bundled solution. The bundles will then be offered to customers as a monthly subscription, through Sparkfund’s SparkOS platform, to make the offering seamless and accessible through a single operating expense payment.

This revolutionary approach takes technologies that previously had to be selected, rolled out, and validated separately through different vendors, and consolidates them into one offering from one provider. Shell then manages the solution end-to-end, including pairing best-fit technologies based on customer needs, installation, procurement, and commissioning. Shell Energy Inside focuses on solving customer pain points of selecting the “right” solutions, limited time and resources to dedicate to energy projects, and limited capital to deliver a better product and create stronger customer relationships.

 

How does GridPoint fit in?

GridPoint’s software platform, GridPoint Energy Manager, acts as the foundation for the bundles by providing analytics and controls for all supporting technologies.  The platform enables the continuous optimization and execution of on-going energy strategies based on available technology to meet customer needs. Using this foundation, Shell will be able to help customers integrate new technologies and behind the meter products into their facilities.

“Think of this bundling similar to Salesforce.com’s model but for commercial energy,” Says Evan Conley, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at GridPoint.  “Salesforce initially provided a customer relationship management (CRM) software product to its customers but has since expanded its offerings to include a marketing cloud, app store, and social functionality to its portfolio.  And, it’s not just that a single company has multiple product offerings, it’s that Salesforce’s products, when combined, enhance the customer value in terms of price, service and simplicity.  Shell is applying that same logic to the energy sector.”

GridPoint is the best foundation to build these bundles on because it enables other technologies to grow beyond their traditional functionality.  GridPoint’s solution drives real savings and can uncover insights about the best products to bundle together by analyzing building data to see if it’s an ideal candidate for solar, or storage, or an LED retrofit, for example.

 

What do these bundles mean for commercial energy?

Bundled energy solutions have been a trend gaining more and more attention in recent months. By providing customers with more technology and clean energy options, Shell can better serve their customers and help them better achieve their goals.  Given the increase in commercially viable grid-edge technologies and the clear trend towards decarbonization, commercial customers across the globe will increasingly integrate and benefit from 21st century energy technology in this bundled way.


Are your HVAC Units Hurricane Ready?

With Hurricane Florence quickly approaching land, people all up and down the east coast are taking precautions to keep her damage minimal. Businesses in high-risk zones typically have structured emergency protocols to follow, but unfortunately protecting costly, necessary equipment like an HVAC units is often overlooked. Below are a few tips on how to avoid damage to your HVAC units and further minimize downtime during and after the storm.

 

Why is it important?

  • High winds from a storm or hurricane can easily damage the fins of HVAC units, and in some extreme cases, dislodge the units from their mounting base.
  • Exposure to even a small amount of water can cause corrosion and damage, even if the outside of the unit looks dry. If salty sea-water gets in the units, the wiring and valves can quickly get corroded.
  • Units that are kept on during the storm can get significantly damaged from power surges from lightning and other broken power lines.

 

What can you do?

Minimal effort to prepare your HVAC units for extreme weather can avoid major damage, costly repairs or replacement, and extended downtime after the storms.

 

Before the Storm

  • Cover your HVAC unit to keep debris out and prevent water flooding into the interior components.
  • Tightly secure your unit down with hurricane straps, heavy winds can dislodge components of the unit.
  • If floodwater is a concern, have your HVAC unit placed on an elevated platform.
  • Understand how your unit is performing prior to the storm in order to evaluate whether the storm had an impact on performance. You can do this through data collected by an EMS or through a preventative maintenance check.

During the Storm

  • Turn off the breakers to your A/C or heat pump and indoor air handler or gas furnace to avoid damage caused by power surges when lines and power are restored after a power loss.
  • Turn off the gas supply to furnaces to prevent leaks from occurring.

After the Storm

  • DO NOT turn your HVAC system on right after the hurricane has passed.
  • Remove the tarp or cover and Inspect the unit for any signs of damage.
  • Remove any debris that may have lodged around the unit.
  • If there is any indication of flooding in or around the unit, do not restore power or turn on the thermostat until a technician has checked the unit and confirmed that it is safe.
  • Utilize remote HVAC testing or have an HVAC technician test each unit to ensure everything is working properly.

 

Hurricane preparedness for HVAC units not only saves money in repairs and maintenance, it works to extend the lifespan of the units as well. Smart building technology, such as GridPoint’s, provides facilities teams with greater visibility into how their facilities operate during these stressful events. Users can view performance graphs across their sites in real-time, as well as monitor power quality and energy consumption at sites that are in a storm’s impact path as it moves. For additional insight and tips on storm preparation see how we were able to support our customers impacted by hurricane Sandy.

 

 

Deepak Budhiraja
VP, Product Management


Validating Energy Efficiency Efforts

Show me the Money: Validating Energy Efficiency Efforts

The benefits of control-based and data-driven energy efficiency strategies can be quantified many ways. Optimizing performance, reducing CO2 emissions, and decreasing energy demand are all positive outcomes of utilizing a smart energy system, but how can you measure a project’s return on investment? Cost savings is key to validating efficiency efforts, and when executed with a measurable and justifiable goal in mind, tracking this metric correctly can prove that many efficiency projects – like implementing GridPoint’s Smart Building platform – pay for themselves; making it a sound financial investment for your business.

What method does GridPoint use to track energy savings?

The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Standard Option C (Whole Facility) is an industry standard practice for computing whole building energy savings. GridPoint utilizes this standard, as do other leaders in the marketplace, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Association of Energy Engineers to name a few. This standard requires current best practice techniques in verifying energy efficiency projects, assessing improvements, and tracking modification of operating procedures.

What is the IPMVP Option C model based on?

Regression analysis is the essence of calculating energy savings with the IPMVP Option C model.

1. Creating a baseline for energy usage At least 12 months of utility data preceding any change intended to improve operational efficiency with respect to energy consumption, such as GridPoint’s Energy Management System, is collected and used as an established baseline. This data sets the stage for how the building used energy before the EMS was installed. Weather data (HDD and CDD) during the baseline period is then aligned with energy consumption data from the utility to create a correlation. This relationship represents how the building’s energy load will respond as weather changes. For more information on this topic, see our post on Weather Normalization.

2. Building a predictive model with energy usage and weather – Once the relationship between weather and energy consumption is established, a prediction on how the building will respond to weather in the future can be calculated. This is called “modeled usage” based on linear regression of energy consumption and degree days. Below is a formula for computing modeled usage with baseline load and weather factors:

(HDD factor*HDD) + (CDD factor*CDD) + Baseline Load = Modeled Usage

 

3. Comparing modeled usage to actual usage – After the EMS installation, modeled usage (what the building would have used without EMS) is compared to actual usage (what the building used with EMS) to arrive at energy consumption savings.

 

 

By leveraging industry proven techniques, GridPoint delivers accurate savings results and enables customers to meet their specific energy management goals. Through recurring performance review with GridPoint’s Energy Advisory Services team, additional energy conservation opportunities may be discovered, keeping your business on track for important milestones ahead.

Jack French
Energy Data Analyst

 

 

 

 


For more information on validating energy efficiency or the IPMVP Option C model, contact us below:

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