GridPoint’s Smart Building Platform Earns Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader

Recognized Third Year in a Row for Superior Technology

Reston, VA – June 7, 2017 – GridPoint, a smart building technology company, today announced that its solution received a Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. GridPoint’s smart building platform is considered by judges as an exemplary product due to its data driven approach and newly released pricing structure.

One judge said “GridPoint collects data at equipment level in order to effectively diagnose malfunctioning equipment. This value proposition takes reliability engineering and predictive maintenance to the next level while demonstrating early adoption by commercial and service organizations. Its virtually zero up-front cost combined with total ownership of equipment by the company makes them a very attractive model for many different customers.”

Another added, “GridPoint’s Smart Building Solution provides an impressive turn-key solution that utilizes IoT technology, cash-flow positive pricing, and real-time data analytics to deliver real economic and environmental savings. Clearly it’s effective if such large customers have deployed to ~12,000 sites.”

GridPoint is a smart buildings technology company that makes site optimization simple. The platform provides visibility into facility operations to help customers automate and control sites, lower energy spend, and proactively manage day-to-day operations. GridPoint’s solution is unique because it utilizes three dimensions of data to create the most accurate picture of energy usage within a building: granular data at the equipment-level, real-time data, and historical data. Customers include 4 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 5 of the top 20 quick serve restaurants, leading commercial and industrial enterprises, and major government and educational institutions. Powered by the best data, GridPoint is validated in approximately 12,000 locations.

The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line.

Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges headed by Peter Bussey of LNS Research and also including judges from Advanced Micro Devices, ATT, Best Buy, C&A, Caesars, Cox Enterprises, Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, Harbec, Kellogg, LNS Research, Marriott, MillerCoors, Newell Brands, Novartis, Oldcastle Inc., Panasonic, Parker Hannifin, Paul Leavoy/Consultant, Safeway, Sears Holdings Corporation, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Strategic Sustainable Consulting, Tyco Global Products, Wellborn Cabinet, and Zee Company/Member of the Vincit Group.

With rapid advancements and a continuous rate of change in the field, sustainability and energy professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy, environmental, and sustainability performance. The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards give companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, from which to choose, as well as a variety of successful projects to illustrate how sustainability and energy management is helping companies improve.

“With a highly respected (and critical) judging panel and a strict set of judging criteria, entrants faced an extremely high bar for the level of product or project to qualify for an award,” says Tim Hermes, publisher of Environmental Leader parent company, Business Sector Media. “Those who entered needed to bring their A-game to get even a sniff of award-nirvana. And they delivered.”

“Winning this award for the third year in a row validates GridPoint’s continuous innovation in our solution,” says Deepak Budhiraja, Vice President of Product Management at GridPoint. “We take pride in helping our customers become more sustainable while achieving significant energy and operational savings. We believe that our new, all-inclusive, service oriented pricing structure will be transformational in the industry and will help new customers adopt energy efficiency measures at much lower risks and capital investments.”

For a complete list of winners, visit www.environmentalleader.com/environmental-leader-product-project-awards-2017/

About Environmental Leader

Since 2006, Environmental Leader’s website and daily email newsletter have provided the definitive and objective voice in reporting on business-related energy, environmental, and sustainability issues, while Energy Manager Today is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives informed about energy management news. For more information visit www.environmentalleader.com or www.energymanagertoday.com.

About the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards

In its fifth year, the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards recognize excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in corporate projects that improved environmental, sustainability or energy management and increased the bottom line. It is a five-point rating system designed to offer companies feedback and recognition. Third-party judges came from the following companies: Advanced Micro Devices, ATT, Best Buy, CandA, Caesars, Cox Enterprises, Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, Harbec, Kellogg, LNS Research, Marriott, MillerCoors, Newell Brands, Novartis, Oldcastle Inc., Panasonic, Parker Hannifin, Paul Leavoy/Consultant, Safeway, Sears Holdings Corporation, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Strategic Sustainable Consulting, Tyco Global Products, Wellborn Cabinet, and Zee Company/Member of the Vincit Group.

 About GridPoint

GridPoint is a smart buildings technology leader that makes site optimization simple. The platform provides visibility into facility operations to help customers automate and control sites, lower energy spend and proactively manage day-to-day operations. GridPoint’s customers include 4 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 5 of the top 20 quick serve restaurants, leading commercial and industrial enterprises, and major government and educational institutions. Powered by the best data, GridPoint is validated in approximately 12,000 locations. To learn more, visit www.GridPoint.com.

Media Contact:
Katie O’Shea, Marketing Manager
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7051


Smart Energy Co-Op adds GridPoint’s Solution to Services Offering

Smart Building Technology Offered to Co-Op Members to Maximize Energy Savings

 

Reston, VA – March 16, 2017 – GridPoint announced today a partnership with the Smart Energy Co-Op (SECO), a voluntary and member-directed organization that uses its membership volume to help business owners secure the benefits of new energy technologies at the lowest possible cost and risk. SECO, which was recently launched in Maryland and will soon expand to additional states, acts as an energy adviser to their customers and helps them build programs to achieve 30% savings per year within 90 days. SECO customers that implement GridPoint’s solution will gain automated management of their energy consumption through on-site hardware, cloud-based tools, and analytics. The EMS technology provides critical insights into equipment health and performance enabling customers to automate control of their HVAC and lighting schedules and troubleshoot equipment issues remotely.  The data is collected in real-time, and can be visualized and over a period of time, so customers can learn more about their energy patterns and adapt operations to maximize savings.

 

GridPoint, a smart buildings technology leader, provides visibility into facility operations in order to automate and control sites, lower energy spend, and proactively manage day-to-day operations. Under the terms of their partnership, GridPoint and SECO will deploy, manage, and service GridPoint’s EMS solution which accommodates a majority of commercial buildings, requires no capital outlay from SECO Members, and delivers positive cash-flow from day one.

 

“GridPoint’s smart buildings technology aligns perfectly into our energy services offering due to its simplicity, zero up-front costs, and ability to deliver hard savings immediately,” says Brent Hollenbeck, SECO CEO. “We are excited to include GridPoint’s EMS as a part of SECO’s holistic approach to smart energy solutions.”

 

“We increasingly see commercial customers looking for a simple, one-stop shop for energy efficiency and renewable energy options.  The Smart Energy Co-Op provides this in an innovative way by packaging new energy technologies, such as LED lights, solar and energy management systems to create a comprehensive energy solution.  We are excited to begin delivering our solution to SECO customers within the State of Maryland, and nationwide as they continue to grow,” says Jason Narod, VP of Strategic Partnerships at GridPoint.

 

About Smart Energy Co-Op

High-efficiency LEDs, solar panels, electric vehicles, battery storage and “smart” energy management systems can deliver savings, resiliency and control to energy consumers. However, selecting, financing and deploying these new technologies can be complicated. The Smart Energy Co-Op is a voluntary, member-directed organization that helps home and business owners secure the benefits of new energy technologies at the lowest possible cost and risk. Membership is free and carries no obligation. The Smart Energy Co-Op leverages the volume of its membership to deliver a comprehensive suite of next-generation energy services more simply, at lower risk and at lower cost than could be achieved independently.  Combined, these new energy services can dramatically lower energy costs, significantly increase economic competitiveness and support new job creation.  To learn more, visit www.us-seco.io/md


About GridPoint

GridPoint is a smart buildings technology leader that makes site optimization simple. GridPoint’s platform provides visibility into facility operations to help customers automate and control sites, lower energy spend and proactively manage day-to-day operations. GridPoint’s customers include 4 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 5 of the top 20 quick serve restaurants, leading commercial and industrial enterprises, and major government and educational institutions. Powered by the best data, GridPoint is validated in approximately 12,000 locations. To learn more, visit www.GridPoint.com.

 

Media Contact:
Katie O’Shea, Marketing Manager
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7051


GridPoint Introduces HVAC Scope Tool for Automated Performance Testing

Patent-pending technology designed to transform traditional calendar maintenance to conditional maintenance enterprise-wide
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Reston, VA – March 6, 2017 – GridPoint announced today the release of its new HVAC Scope tool, a software feature giving customers visibility into individual HVAC unit performance within and across sites.  This revolutionary diagnostic and performance test tool runs on-demand, or automatically on a pre-set cadence, and identifies which units are underperforming and at what severity. It eliminates the ambiguity of traditional, costly calendar-based maintenance and enables users to schedule preventative maintenance and repairs conditionally when needed.

 

GridPoint is a smart buildings technology company that makes site optimization simple. Our platform provides visibility into facility operations to help customers automate and control sites, lower energy spend, and proactively manage day-to-day operations. GridPoint’s solution is unique because it utilizes three dimensions of data to create the most accurate picture of energy usage within a building: granular data at the equipment-level, real-time data, and historical data. Customers include 4 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 5 of the top 20 quick serve restaurants, leading commercial and industrial enterprises, and major government and educational institutions. Powered by the best data, GridPoint is validated in approximately 12,000 locations.

 

After a quick initial set up, the tool can be scheduled to run at the most convenient time, such as overnight, to eliminate interference with business operations. Each HVAC unit will be tested one at a time and will run through various stages: fan off, fan on, stage 1 cooling, stage 2 cooling, stage 1 heating, and stage 2 heating. GridPoint then uses environmental data, energy data, and HVAC data collected at the site to pinpoint actual issues such as a fan that is not blowing air or compressor that is not cooling enough. A report is generated that helps users identify these specific issues before calling in a technician, reducing the time, and money, it takes to get the issue resolved. Proper preventative maintenance can drastically increase the life span of an HVAC unit, in turn, delaying costly replacements across enterprises.

 

“This tool will deliver immense value to our customers,” says GridPoint’s Vice President of Product Management, Deepak Budhiraja. “Preventative maintenance for HVAC is essential, but often little data and few tools are available to make informed decisions.  This ground-breaking tool is a strong testament to how GridPoint is transforming traditional energy management.”

 

For more information on GridPoint’s HVAC Scope tool visit: https://www.gridpoint.com/hvacscope/

About GridPoint

GridPoint is a smart buildings technology leader that makes site optimization simple. The platform provides visibility into facility operations to help customers automate and control sites, lower energy spend and proactively manage day-to-day operations. GridPoint’s customers include 4 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 5 of the top 20 quick serve restaurants, leading commercial and industrial enterprises, and major government and educational institutions. Powered by the best data, GridPoint is validated in approximately 12,000 locations. To learn more, visit www.GridPoint.com.

 

Media Contact:
Katie O’Shea, Marketing Manager
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7051


GridPoint’s Smart Building Solution Earns Top Product of the Year Award from Energy Manager Today

 Recognized Second Year in a Row for Superior Technology

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Reston, VA – February 7, 2017 – 
GridPoint, a smart buildings technology leader that helps customers automate and control sites, lower energy spend, and proactively manage day-to-day operations, today announced that it has received a Top Product of the Year Award from Energy Manager Today.

GridPoint’s solution is unique because it utilizes three dimensions of data to create the most accurate picture of energy usage within a building: granular data at the equipment-level, real-time data, and historical data. The platform provides visibility into facility operations to help customers advance savings through automated energy reduction and improved site management. GridPoint’s customers include 4 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 5 of the top 20 quick serve restaurants, leading commercial and industrial enterprises, and major government and educational institutions. Powered by the best data, GridPoint is validated in 12,000 locations.

The Energy Manager Today Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with significant energy management benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved energy management and increased the bottom line.

Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges from the following companies: CapitalOne, COX Enterprises Inc., Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, IBM, MUFG Union Bank, IBM, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, USG Corporation, University of Colorado, Vincit Group, and Wellborn Cabinet Inc.

With rapid advancements and a continuous rate of change in the field, energy professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy savings and improve energy performance. The Energy Manager Today Awards give companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, from which to choose, as well as a variety of successful projects to illustrate how successful initiatives in energy management are helping companies improve.

“The winners here show increasingly impressive innovations in field of energy management. Winning products have proven to bring significant improvements in energy savings to their customers. The winning projects show that smart companies are capitalizing on energy management opportunities to make vast strides in energy savings and reductions,” says Paul Nastu, publisher of Energy Manager Today’s parent company, Business Sector Media. “Entries that were awarded Top Product or Project of the Year are those that should be carefully considered by companies seeking to improve their own operations in a similar manner.”

“GridPoint is honored to receive the Product of the Year award for the second year in a row,” says Deepak Budhiraja, Vice President of Product Management at GridPoint. “This award is a market validation for GridPoint’s product innovations and for the unique approach towards energy management that creates energy and operational savings for commercial enterprises.”

 

About Energy Manager Today

Energy Manager Today is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives - those responsible for procuring and managing energy - fully informed. The publication includes daily news stories written by in-house staff writers and editors, a daily email newsletter sent to an extensive opt-in email list, webinars, research reports, videos, podcasts, a white paper library, an awards program, and other content geared toward energy directors and managers. It is published by Business Sector Media.

 

About the Energy Manager Today Awards
In its second year, the Energy Manager Today Awards recognize excellence in products/services and projects that provide companies with energy bene?ts and increase the bottom line. Scores were determined by a panel of independent experts actively working in the field of energy management.

For a complete list of winners, visit: http://www.energymanagertoday.com/energy-manager-product-project-awards-2017/

 

About GridPoint
GridPoint is a smart buildings technology leader that makes site optimization simple. The platform provides visibility into facility operations to help customers automate and control sites, lower energy spend and proactively manage day-to-day operations. GridPoint’s customers include 4 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 5 of the top 20 quick serve restaurants, leading commercial and industrial enterprises, and major government and educational institutions. Powered by the best data, GridPoint is validated in 12,000 locations. To learn more, visit www.GridPoint.com.

Media Contact:
Katie O’Shea, Marketing Manager
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7051


GridPoint Partners with SMUD to Deliver Energy Solutions for Small, Medium Business

Sacramento Utility to offer GridPoint’s Smart Building Technology to Customer Base

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Reston, VA - January 30,2017 - GridPoint announced today a partnership with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), an electric service provider based in Sacramento, CA, to deliver a new Energy Management Solutions (EMS) program to small and medium-sized commercial utility customers.  SMUD customers that implement the program will gain automated management of their energy consumption through on-site hardware, cloud-based tools and analytics. The EMS technology provides critical insights into equipment health and performance so that customers can better control HVAC and lighting schedules, and troubleshoot equipment issues remotely.  Supplementary, the solution collects and displays data in real-time enabling utility customers to learn more about their energy patterns and adapt operations to maximize savings.

With nearly 1.4 million customers in Sacramento, SMUD promises to provide reliable electricity at affordable rates. Small and medium-sized businesses are faced with numerous choices for energy efficiency projects, and are increasingly seeking guidance from their utility regarding the best options. SMUD, and other electric utilities, serve as trusted advisors and assist in identifying and delivering innovative technologies to best fit customers’ needs. Doing so creates a true “win-win” with customers reducing energy spend while the utility partner reduces demand on the grid.

GridPoint, a smart buildings technology leader, provides visibility into facility operations in order to automate and control sites, lower energy spend and proactively manage day-to-day operations. The technology accommodates a majority of commercial buildings, requires no capital outlay from the customer, and will be managed and serviced by GridPoint. Energy savings typically exceed the monthly program fee so customers are cash-flow positive from day one.

“We want to help our small and mid-sized commercial customers take control of their energy use,” said SMUD Chief Customer Officer Nicole Howard. “By working with GridPoint on this customized energy management solution, we’ll be able to provide an affordable, effective set of tools to small and medium-sized businesses that can deliver the savings large commercial and industrial users have realized for years.”

“With the energy landscape rapidly evolving, utilities are looking for ways to improve customer care, drive energy efficiency, and bring technology to the edge of the grid,” said GridPoint’s Vice President of Channel Sales, Jason Narod. “SMUD is an innovative leader and we are excited to partner with them and deliver value to commercial users.”

 

About GridPoint

GridPoint is a smart buildings technology leader that makes site optimization simple. The platform provides visibility into facility operations to help customers automate and control sites, lower energy spend and proactively manage day-to-day operations. GridPoint’s customers include 4 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 5 of the top 20 quick serve restaurants, leading commercial and industrial enterprises, and major government and educational institutions. Powered by the best data, GridPoint is validated in 12,000 locations. To learn more, visit www.GridPoint.com.

 

Media Contact:
Katie O’Shea, Marketing Manager
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7051

 


GridPoint Announces Release of GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile 2.0

Application updates enable further visibility into energy consumption and trends on-the-go

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Reston, VA – August 15, 2016 – GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS), today announced the release of a new edition to its mobile application, GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile 2.0.

Originally released in 2015, GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile brings the same intuitive and data-rich experience that GridPoint customers enjoy on their computers to iOS and Android phones and tablets. This application enables users to organize sites based on preference, access site details, and connect to real-time, asset-level data for granular visibility and remote troubleshooting. Energy managers and facility managers can use the application as diagnostic tools to triage HVAC or other failures at a site before dispatching a technician, to inform dispatched personnel with specific knowledge to make trips more efficient, and to validate resolutions before a technician leaves the site to reduce return trips.

This latest version, GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile 2.0, adds more on-the-go functionality including a Site Energy Dashboard, actionable summaries and specific asset-level drivers of power consumption and peak power demand within sites, visibility into set points and zone temperatures, and historical data views. For sites with HVAC or lighting controls, the app displays real-time unit performance status and schedule details, and allows new groups of authorized users, from store managers to employees and technicians, to perform, optimize, and track temporary control overrides.

GridPoint’s unique energy management solution includes granular submetering and monitoring, intelligent control, cloud-based software, and professional services that generate energy, operational, and maintenance savings up to 30% with an 18-36 month payback. Customers are able to lower their utility bills by collecting and analyzing site data to intelligently control critical building systems without sacrificing customer comfort. GridPoint’s extensive data set and decision support tools empower customers to diagnose malfunctioning equipment, prioritize asset maintenance and assess the financial benefits of energy efficiency projects with confidence.

“We are extremely proud of the incremental capabilities included in this release,” says Deepak Budhiraja, Vice President of Product Management at GridPoint. “GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile 2.0 will enable users to ensure their sites are running optimally, or identify specific issues if not, from anywhere; opening up a whole new energy management user experience for our customers.”

To learn more about GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile 2.0, view the demo video at www.gridpoint.com/mobile.

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 11,000 sites with over 100 billion customer data points collected to date, and 75 million added daily. Customers include 5 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 4 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:
Katie O’Shea, Marketing Manager
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7051


Environmental Leader Recognizes GridPoint with Top Product of the Year Award

GridPoint’s solution awarded for superior energy management

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Denver, CO – June 23, 2016 – GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS), today announced it has received a Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader at the Environmental Leader Conference award ceremony held June 22nd in Denver, Colorado.

GridPoint’s unique energy management solution includes granular submetering and monitoring, intelligent control, cloud-based software and professional services that generate energy,
operational and maintenance savings up to 30% with an 18-36 month payback. Customers lower their utility bills by collecting and analyzing site data to intelligently control critical building systems without sacrificing customer comfort. GridPoint’s extensive data set and decision support tools enable customers to diagnose malfunctioning equipment, prioritize asset maintenance and assess the financial benefits of energy efficiency projects with confidence.

One judge praised GridPoint’s solution for “[illustrating] the power of applying next-generation technology innovations such as IoT, smart sensors, big data analytics, and cloud-based software in a connected fashion to take a data-driven approach to solving sustainability problems at enterprise and global levels.”

The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line.

Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges headed by Peter Bussey of LNS Research and also including judges from Ball Aerospace & Technology, BSI Group, C&A, ConAgra Foods, Denver International Airport, ERM, Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, LNS Research, MUFG Union Bank, Sears Holding Corporation, Staples, the University of California Berkeley, University of Colorado, US Department of Energy, and USG Corporation.

With rapid advancements and a continuous rate of change in the field, sustainability and energy professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy, environmental, and sustainability performance. The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards give companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, from which to choose, as well as a variety of successful projects to illustrate how sustainability and energy management is helping companies improve.

“Each year since the inception of the Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards program, the range and quality of the entries has risen. With the bar set high, the pool of 2016 entrants did not disappoint,” said Peter Bussey, research analyst with LNS Research and judging coordinator for the Product & Project Awards. “The community of providers continues to address the rising demand for cost-effective solutions to address complex environmental, sustainability, and energy management challenges. And end-user organizations are becoming more creative in applying the available solutions to get real results.”

“We are so proud to have earned a Top Product of the Year award from Environmental Leader,” says GridPoint’s President, Mark Danzenbaker. “We greatly appreciate the recognition of our unique approach to energy management and believe that this award further validates GridPoint’s superior position in the marketplace.”

For a complete list of winners, visit http://www.environmentalleader.com/environmental-leader-product-project-awards/

About Environmental Leader
Since 2006, Environmental Leader's website and daily email newsletter have provided the definitive and objective voice in reporting on business-related energy, environmental, and sustainability issues, while Energy Manager Today is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives informed about energy management news. For more information visit www.environmentalleader.com or www.energymanagertoday.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 11,000 sites with over 100 billion customer data points collected to date, and 75 million added daily. Customers include 5 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 4 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:
Katie O’Shea, Marketing Manager
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7051


Frost & Sullivan Recognizes GridPoint as the Industry Leader in Building Energy Management Solutions

GridPoint named winner of 2016 Customer Value Leadership Award

 

Reston, VA – June 20, 2016 – GridPoint—an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven Gridpoint-Award-Logoenergy management systems (EMS) that enable customers to optimize energy savings, facility efficiency, and sustainability efforts, today announced that it had been named the winner of Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 Customer Value Leadership Award for building energy management solutions. This award is given to a company that consistently deepens customer relationships by offering superior products and services that deliver a clear, demonstrable return on investment (ROI).

GridPoint’s unique energy management solution includes granular submetering and monitoring, intelligent control, cloud-based software, and professional services that generate energy, operational, and maintenance savings up to 30%. Customers lower their utility bills by collecting and analyzing site data to intelligently control critical building systems without sacrificing customer comfort. GridPoint’s extensive dataset and decision support tools enable customers to diagnose malfunctioning equipment, prioritize asset maintenance, and assess the financial benefits of energy efficiency projects with confidence.

For this award, Frost & Sullivan analysts independently evaluated two key factors across the nominees: customer impact and business impact. These evaluations are then put into a Decision Support Scorecard, which benchmarks the criteria and identifies positions on a 10-point scale. GridPoint received the highest rating of 9/10, a full 3.5 points higher than its closest competitor who received a score of 6.5/10.

The report cites GridPoint as “[having] a tremendous focus on product development, innovation, technology, and operational efficiencies. These key factors have led to its success as the global leader in providing customer value. The company’s commitment to its customers is highly commendable, where it brings value addition not just from a product perspective, but from a holistic perspective. The company’s recent acquisition by TFC Utilities is set to further elevate its position in the global energy management arena.”

“We are honored to be recognized as an EMS industry leader for delivering exceptional value to customers,” says Mark Danzenbaker, President at GridPoint.  “Educating our customers on their energy usage and the health of their facilities through data creates a user experience that encourages the adoption of best practices as they move towards accomplishing their energy and sustainability goals.”

 

View the full Frost & Sullivan report here >

 

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation, and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages almost 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses, and the investment community from 31 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.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 11,000 sites with over 100 billion customer data points collected to date, and 75 million added daily. Customers include 5 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 4 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:
Katie O’Shea, Marketing Manager
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7051


Chipotle Reduces Energy Usage and Optimizes Restaurants with GridPoint Energy Management

Longstanding energy-conscious customer utilizes GridPoint to surpass efficiency and sustainability goals

 

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Reston, VA - June 7, 2016 - 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 industry-leader Chipotle consistently reduce energy usage by over 13% during a multi-year period.

As part of its energy reduction strategy, restaurants started with the implementation of asset-level submetering and centralized management of air conditioning and override thresholds to optimize savings without sacrificing the comfort of its restaurant guests. GridPoint’s EMS is currently installed in multiple restaurants across Chipotle’s three brands; Chipotle Mexican Grill, Pizzeria Locale and ShopHouse. The solution includes HVAC control, temperature monitoring, and asset-level sub-metering which details energy expenditure of specific equipment pieces including HVAC units, walk-in coolers, kitchen hoods, and steam tables.

Sites have since been continuously optimized through algorithmic control and data analysis to reduce peaks and operational drift leveraging GridPoint’s structured and historical asset-level data. Collected data is aggregated in GridPoint’s cloud-based software platform, GridPoint Energy Manager, and broken down into alarm and exception reports designed for Chipotle’s facilities team. The team can monitor usage trends, verify equipment is working properly, and identify savings opportunities across their fleet of sites.

Chipotle relies on a variety of GridPoint’s services to ensure their sites are running efficiently. GridPoint’s Control Support Services enable site managers to seek assistance with adjusting temperatures, store hours, and schedules while keeping with in pre-set corporate standards and maintaining guest comfort. GridPoint’s Energy Advisory Services team provides hands-on analytical support to identify exceptions and other on-site behavior that could negatively impact energy savings and sustainability goals.

“GridPoint’s data-driven products play an essential role in our ability to affect our environmental impact across our restaurants nationally. The financial benefits we see continue to grow as we deploy the solution throughout our enterprise and is an exceptional by-product of working with partners like GridPoint,” says Carolyn Anderson, Executive Director at Chipotle. “The full-service approach of GridPoint has proven critical to our success because it enables us to get the most out of our EMS investment. GridPoint’s flexibility in offering a comprehensive “EMS as a Service solution” with little to no upfront investment combined with its attractive returns makes it a great fit across our concepts, and further drives corporate sustainability goals at each location.”

Additionally, GridPoint’s EMS improves the efficiency of Chipotle’s teams for operational savings, primarily by reducing the resources required to service and maintain sites. GridPoint diagnostic tools can be used to identify and triage HVAC or other system issues at a site before dispatching a technician, which provides greater information to make service activity more efficient and reduces the number of return visits by validating repairs before a technician leaves the site.

“Chipotle’s commitment to “Food With Integrity” takes corporate responsibility to the next level,” says GridPoint’s President, Mark Danzenbaker. “From sourcing top-of-the-line ingredients, to supporting local farmers, Chipotle’s mission to cultivate a better world is evident in all aspects of their business and GridPoint is honored to play a role supporting their efforts in reaching this goal. “

Click here for more information on Chipotle’s energy management initiatives.

 

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 10,000 sites with over 100 billion customer data points collected to date, and 75 million added daily. Customers include 5 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 4 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:
Katie O’Shea, Marketing Manager
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7051


GridPoint Wins Gold Edison Award for Innovation in Energy and Sustainability

International Award Names GridPoint as Most Prestigious Winner for its Energy Management System in the Energy Management and Customer Solutions Category

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New York, NY – April 27, 2016 – GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS), today announced it has received the Gold award for Energy Management and Customer Solutions within the Energy and Sustainability category at the 29th annual Edison Awards held in New York City.

GridPoint’s unique energy management solution includes granular submetering and monitoring, intelligent control, cloud-based software and professional services that generate energy, operational and maintenance savings up to 30% with an 18-36 month payback. Customers lower their utility bills by collecting and analyzing site data to intelligently control critical building systems without sacrificing customer comfort. GridPoint’s extensive data set and decision support tools enable customers to diagnose malfunctioning equipment, prioritize asset maintenance and assess the financial benefits of energy efficiency projects with confidence.

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation. Being recognized with an Edison Award is the highest accolade a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success. Categorized as Gold, Silver, or Bronze, the awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods, and innovative achievements changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

“Fostering innovation is essential to keep moving forward. The 2016 Edison Award winners are recognized for the remarkable value they bring to consumers,” said Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director, Edison Awards. “This year’s winners will change the way we live, work, and play."

“We are honored to be recognized by Edison Universe alongside these other revolutionary innovators,” says GridPoint’s President, Mark Danzenbaker. “This win further endorses our strong position in the industry and supports our strategic vision for energy innovation moving forward.”

View a complete overview of all the 2016 winners here.

 

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 10,000 sites with over 100 billion customer data points collected to date, and 75 million added daily. Customers include 5 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 4 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:
Katie O’Shea, Marketing Manager
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7051

 

About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation.

Media Contact:
Mellissa Hopkins, Marketing Manager
816.529.3120