GridPoint Energy Management System Earns Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader

Product recognized for its comprehensive approach to energy management

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Arlington, VA, April 1, 2015—GridPoint, an innovator in data-driven energy management systems (EMS), today announced that it has received a Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards.

 

Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges headed by Paul Leavoy of LNS Research and also including judges from AECOM Technology Corp., Anheuser Busch InBev, Bayer MaterialScience, ConAgra Foods, ConEd Solutions, Environmental & Operational Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline, Owens Corning, RegScan, Salazar Packaging, Trupoint Advisers, the University of California Berkeley, Verdantix, Williams Creek Consulting, and YES Bank.

 

With rapid advancements and a continuous rate of change in the field, energy and sustainability 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.

 

“We had more entries than ever this year, and competition was tough.  The winners showed innovation and the ability to help transform the fields of energy and sustainability management,” said Paul Nastu, publisher of Environmental Leader. “Entries that were awarded Top Product or Project of the Year are those that should be carefully considered by companies seeking to improve operations and boost the bottom line.”

 

“GridPoint is thrilled to receive this honor from Environmental Leader, and we believe this award is further recognition that our EMS solution is superior to others in the marketplace,” said Todd M. Raba, president and CEO of GridPoint.  “Our comprehensive product delivers reduced energy usage and impressive savings that make investing in energy management a strategic decision for commercial enterprises from both a financial and sustainable point of view. We are proud that the judges saw these qualities in our EMS.”

 

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 a compelling return on investment.  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.

 

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 second 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 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: AECOM Technology Corp., Anheuser Busch InBev, Bayer MaterialScience, ConAgra Foods, ConEd Solutions, Environmental
& Operational Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline, LNS Research, Owens Corning, RegScan, Salazar Packaging, Trupoint Advisers, the University of California Berkeley, Verdantix, Williams Creek Consulting, and YES Bank.

 

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

 

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 90 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, 5 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 and EnerNOC to Offer Integrated Energy Management Solution

Partnership expands both companies’ addressable markets and enhances value for customers

 

ARLINGTON, VA, and BOSTON, MA, MARCH 19, 2015 EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENOC), a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), and GridPoint, an innovator in data-driven energy management systems (EMS), today announced that they have executed a partnership to offer the commercial market a more comprehensive energy management solution. With this joint solution, EnerNOC will be able to provide its customers with more cost-effective, granular submetering and monitoring capabilities, and further automate energy reduction plans. GridPoint customers will be able to leverage EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software to buy energy at the best possible rate, manage utility bills, optimize consumption, streamline reporting, participate in additional demand response programs, and proactively manage peak demand.

 

“The core technologies of EnerNOC and GridPoint complement each other in a way that gives both companies the ability to help customers cost-effectively and intelligently manage their energy spend,” said Todd Raba, President and CEO of GridPoint. “Through this partnership, we can bring EnerNOC’s and GridPoint’s cloud-based energy management software to a wider variety of customers who will benefit from the combined strength of both companies.”

 

“Our collaboration with GridPoint pairs two industry-leading solutions to deliver a comprehensive enterprise platform for energy expense management, while at the same time reducing customer set-up costs and allowing us to serve new market segments,” said Tim Healy, Chairman and CEO of EnerNOC.

 

The companies’ integrated offering allows enterprises to lower their energy bills by collecting and analyzing site data to intelligently control critical building systems without sacrificing occupant comfort. It also combines energy cost information and portfolio-level analytics from EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software with GridPoint’s equipment-level control and submetering data, establishing a comprehensive enterprise platform for energy management.

 

The initial focus for the partnership is to increase both companies’ addressable markets by enhancing penetration in verticals where energy is a major operational cost across large portfolios of sites, such as multi-site retail and food service. As part of this partnership, EnerNOC will be able to offer its energy intelligence software to new segments, and GridPoint will be able to offer a broader solution with new capabilities and an increased ROI.

 

 

About EnerNOC

 

EnerNOC is a leading provider of cloud-based energy intelligence software (EIS) and services to thousands of enterprise customers and utilities globally. EnerNOC’s EIS solutions for enterprise customers improve energy productivity by optimizing how they buy, how much they use, and when they use energy. EIS for enterprise includes budgeting and procurement, utility bill management, facility optimization, visibility and reporting, project tracking, demand management, and demand response. EnerNOC’s EIS solutions for utilities help maximize customer engagement and the value of demand-side resources, including demand response and energy efficiency. EnerNOC supports customer success with its world-class professional services team and a Network Operations Center (NOC) staffed 24x7x365. For more information, visit www.enernoc.com.

 

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Robin Deliso
617.692.2601
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Christopher Sands
617.692.2569
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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 90 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, 5 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

 

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Hardee’s Franchise Operator Boddie-Noell Enterprises Uses GridPoint EMS to Increase Operational Efficiency

GridPoint intelligent control algorithms drive energy savings at quick serve restaurants

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Arlington, VA ––March 11, 2015 ––GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS), today announced that Boddie-Noell Enterprises, the largest Hardee’s franchise operator in the United States, has deployed GridPoint’s state-of-the-art solution at a majority of its 334 restaurants, with plans to deploy to the remaining sites in 2015 and beyond. GridPoint’s integrated energy management portfolio of asset-level submetering and monitoring, intelligent control, energy management software and professionalservices helped the franchisee achieve energy savings goals.

Boddie-Noell’s energy savings were reached through controlling or monitoring building systems and restaurant equipment including ventilation hoods, ovens, coolers and freezers, roof top units and lighting circuits. In addition to standard scheduling and override functionality implemented enterprise-wide, the franchise operator also implemented GridPoint’s HVAC setback and recovery advanced control algorithms at each site in order to run HVAC systems efficiently while maintaining customer comfort. Select locations took advantage of GridPoint’s load curtailment algorithm, which is designed to reduce peak energy consumption. Finally, GridPoint initiated freezer and cooler alarms to alert Boddie-Noell when temperatures rise above or below desired ranges.

“Boddie-Noell’s sophisticated facilities team leverages the GridPoint data and diagnostics tools and applies that insight to improve facility maintenance and efficiency of operation,” says Rick Hammock, Senior Director of Facilities Management. “Our vision is to expand Boddie-Noell’s use of vital asset-level submetering and monitoring data by equipping our facilities managers with GridPoint Energy Manager.”

As part of the comprehensive solution, Boddie-Noell gained access to GridPoint’s cloud-based software platform, GridPoint Energy Manager, which aggregates and presents data collected at each site, including equipment-level energy data and environmental data such as temperature and humidity. Additional support is provided through GridPoint’s Energy Advisory Services, a team of data analysts that assist with report generation, savings analysis and operational efficiency recommendations.

“Working with Boddie-Noell to shape their energy management strategy has been rewarding because the franchise operator understands how critical energy management is to achieving substantial savings and operating restaurants smoothly,” says Mark Danzenbaker, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Management at GridPoint. “Boddie-Noell chose to employ a rate-informed strategy and GridPoint’s flexible approach enables them to accomplish this successfully and cost-effectively.”

 

About Boddie-Noell Enterprises
Founded in 1962, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc. is a family-owned restaurant and land development company that is the largest Hardee’s franchise operator in the United States. The company has 334 Hardee's locations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky. Boddie-Noell also operates residential development and commercial real estate projects. In addition, the company operates Rose Hill Conference Center, an historic special events facility and farm near Nashville, N.C., as well as the Highway Diner in Rocky Mount, N.C. For more information about Boddie-Noell, visit www.bneinc.com.

Media Contact:
Rick Rountree
919.878.1144
rick@rickrountree.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 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 10,000 sites with over 90 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, 5 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


TOMS King Increases Energy Savings with GridPoint Energy Management Solution

 

Burger King® franchisee reduces energy consumption while maintaining guest comfort

Arlington, VA ––December 18, 2014 ––GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS), today announced that TOMS King, LLC, a northern Illinois-based Burger King® franchisee, has deployed GridPoint’s state-of-the-art solution at all 59 TOMS King restaurants after a successful six-site pilot.

TOMS King’s savings were achieved by installing asset-level submetering, monitoring several pieces of equipment and implementing HVAC and lighting controls. TOMS King also gained access to GridPoint’s cloud-based software platform, GridPoint Energy Manager, which aggregates and presents data collected at each site. Additionally, TOMS King subscribed to GridPoint’s Energy Advisory and Control Support Services to get the most value of the EMS data while optimizing their fleet of Burger King® restaurants.

“At TOMS King, we wanted to make our restaurants energy efficient, but needed to do so in a way that did not sacrifice customer comfort,” said Sandra MacDonald, Director of Development and Purchasing at TOMS King. “GridPoint gave us detailed insight into energy consumption at each of our restaurants throughout Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania and recommended specific controls we could employ to save money and energy while still maintaining a comfortable environment for our team members and guests.”

TOMS King also lowered energy costs by reducing consumption and demand peaks using two of GridPoint’s advanced algorithms—HVAC Setback/Recovery and Load Curtailment, which are further detailed in GridPoint’s case study on TOMS King.

Finally, GridPoint initiated a series of intelligent alarms that alert management when mechanical or electrical issues arise at any TOMS King restaurant. For instance, the alarms GridPoint developed for coolers and freezers allow TOMS King to see when temperatures move above or below preferred thresholds and complement TOMS King’s food management and safety programs. More detail about the implementation of intelligent alarms at the franchise is available in the TOMS King case study.

“We enjoyed working with TOMS King to create a solution to support their energy management and facility insight requirements,” said Mark Danzenbaker, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Management at GridPoint. “From advanced control algorithms to smart alarms and expert services, GridPoint’s comprehensive EMS helped TOMS King’s sites transform into energy conscious enterprises without sacrificing their core mission – providing guests with great-tasting food in a comfortable environment.”

About TOMS King, LLC
TOMS King, LLC is a Burger King® franchisee, operating 59 restaurants in the Chicago, Dayton, Cleveland, Youngstown and Pittsburgh metro areas. TOMS King seeks to become our guests’ favorite QSR destination by implementing the brand values of being guest focused, people oriented and service obsessed. For more information, please visit www.tomsking.com.

Media Contact:
815.444.2024
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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 90 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, 5 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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Media Contact:
Sarah Trainor
media@gridpoint.com
(703) 667-7173


VF Outlet Achieves Energy Savings Averaging 26% with GridPoint Energy Management Systems

National retailer reduces energy consumption and carbon emissions with GridPoint solutions

Arlington, VA ––November 13, 2014 ––GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS) that enable customers to optimize energy savings, facility efficiency and sustainability efforts, today announced that its submetering, monitoring, and intelligent building control technology, combined with its cloud-based analytics software platform and service offerings, has helped national retailer VF Outlet achieve an average savings of 26% across its installed sites since 2012 with some stores reaching 30% individually. These solutions have enabled VF Outlet to not only significantly reduce operating costs, but also make meaningful progress on broader sustainability goals.

GridPoint’s submetering and monitoring devices gather asset-level energy consumption and environmental data at VF Outlet’s sites and send the data to GridPoint Energy Manager, a cloud-based, centralized software platform, which analyzes the data in real-time to optimize energy usage across VF Outlet’s fleet in a consolidated interface. VF Outlet is able to remotely control multi-site operations and identify critical issues that may be affecting a site’s energy usage through a variety of exception reports and alarms in GridPoint Energy Manager. At select VF Outlet locations, GridPoint also deployed its advanced control algorithms, including Load Curtailment, which turns off equipment or adjusts setpoints automatically to meet peak load targets.

In addition, GridPoint’s Support Team provides phone and e-mail assistance for setpoint and schedule adjustments from the sites or corporate users based on pre-defined overrides and ranges. Leveraging the asset-level submetering data, GridPoint’s consultative service teams also proactively discovered numerous inefficiencies and operational errors from heating and cooling issues to lighting usage problems. Each of these issues were prioritized for corrective action through either preventative maintenance actions or handled remotely with adjustments using GridPoint Energy Manager, and with minimal resource impact to VF Outlet corporate personnel.

“The visibility GridPoint Energy Manager gives us into site-by-site and asset-by-asset energy consumption has been very enlightening. We’ve been able to tighten store operations and run much more efficiently than before GridPoint’s solutions were installed,” said Chris Lang, Director of Store Planning for VF Outlet. “Not only can I review site operations remotely, but our teams can also review and triage issues on the go with GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile, which has been tremendously useful.”

GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile allows users to view and chart asset-level operational data in real time, easily email important data to on-site personnel and even navigate between sites using an integrated map feature.

“GridPoint is proud of the consistent results we’ve been able to deliver to VF Outlet over our multi-year relationship,” said Mark Danzenbaker, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Management. “Our enterprise-wide deployment was smooth, our service teams provide insightful analysis and our submetering, monitoring and controls continue to average energy savings of 26% across our customer’s fleet of sites.”

 

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


VF Outlet Achieces Energy Savings Averaging 26% with GridPoint Energy Management Systems

National retailer reduces energy consumption and carbon emissions with GridPoint solutions

Arlington, VA ––November 13, 2014 ––GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS) that enable customers to optimize energy savings, facility efficiency and sustainability efforts, today announced that its submetering, monitoring, and intelligent building control technology, combined with its cloud-based analytics software platform and service offerings, has helped national retailer VF Outlet achieve an average savings of 26% across its installed sites since 2012 with some stores reaching 30% individually. These solutions have enabled VF Outlet to not only significantly reduce operating costs, but also make meaningful progress on broader sustainability goals.

GridPoint’s submetering and monitoring devices gather asset-level energy consumption and environmental data at VF Outlet’s sites and send the data to GridPoint Energy Manager, a cloud-based, centralized software platform, which analyzes the data in real-time to optimize energy usage across VF Outlet’s fleet in a consolidated interface. VF Outlet is able to remotely control multi-site operations and identify critical issues that may be affecting a site’s energy usage through a variety of exception reports and alarms in GridPoint Energy Manager. At select VF Outlet locations, GridPoint also deployed its advanced control algorithms, including Load Curtailment, which turns off equipment or adjusts setpoints automatically to meet peak load targets.

In addition, GridPoint’s Support Team provides phone and e-mail assistance for setpoint and schedule adjustments from the sites or corporate users based on pre-defined overrides and ranges. Leveraging the asset-level submetering data, GridPoint’s consultative service teams also proactively discovered numerous inefficiencies and operational errors from heating and cooling issues to lighting usage problems. Each of these issues were prioritized for corrective action through either preventative maintenance actions or handled remotely with adjustments using GridPoint Energy Manager, and with minimal resource impact to VF Outlet corporate personnel.

“The visibility GridPoint Energy Manager gives us into site-by-site and asset-by-asset energy consumption has been very enlightening. We’ve been able to tighten store operations and run much more efficiently than before GridPoint’s solutions were installed,” said Chris Lang, Director of Store Planning for VF Outlet. “Not only can I review site operations remotely, but our teams can also review and triage issues on the go with GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile, which has been tremendously useful.”

GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile allows users to view and chart asset-level operational data in real time, easily email important data to on-site personnel and even navigate between sites using an integrated map feature.

“GridPoint is proud of the consistent results we’ve been able to deliver to VF Outlet over our multi-year relationship,” said Mark Danzenbaker, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Management. “Our enterprise-wide deployment was smooth, our service teams provide insightful analysis and our submetering, monitoring and controls continue to average energy savings of 26% across our customer’s fleet of sites.”

 

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 and MicroStrategy Collaborate for Enhanced Energy Management Platform

Big data analytics leader brings governed data discovery to GridPoint’s energy management solution

Arlington, VA – October 21, 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 an enhanced energy management solution powered by MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. The collaboration enables GridPoint to develop more robust enterprise-wide energy analytics within its cloud-based software platform, GridPoint Energy Manager. Incorporating the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ into GridPoint Energy Manager will make it easier for customers to visualize asset-level data collected through GridPoint’s submetering and monitoring activities across a fleet of sites.

Energy Management is Most Successful with Data-driven Approach
“GridPoint’s expertise lies in the ability to collect large sums of data. Every day, we add more than 100 million data points to the 75 billion data points that have been collected to date across 12,000 sites,” said Mark Danzenbaker, GridPoint’s senior vice president of sales, marketing and product management. “This state-of-the-art data collection combined with MicroStrategy’s stunning and informative visualizations further empowers GridPoint customers to transform into energy conscious enterprises by managing energy through measurement and powerful data analytics.”

Data-driven energy management is one of the driving forces of the EMS market as identified in GridPoint’s white paper, “Five Megatrends Shaping the Energy Conscious Enterprise.” With five million industrial and commercial buildings in the United States, there is the potential to collect more than five trillion energy data points each year. By continuously embracing the market’s advances in technology, GridPoint gives users granular visibility into energy usage, equipment operation and site environment conditions for deeper analysis and intelligent control.

 

About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. The Company's mission is to provide the most flexible, powerful, scalable, and user-friendly analytics and identity management platforms, offered either on premises or in the cloud.

The MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ empowers leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute actionable business insight via reports, dashboards, ad-hoc advanced analytics, and powerful data visualizations. MicroStrategy Mobile™ extends that platform to enable organizations to rapidly build information-rich applications that combine multimedia, transactions, analytics, and custom workflows, delivered on mobile devices. The MicroStrategy Identity Platform™ (branded as MicroStrategy Usher™) provides organizations the ability to develop a secure mobile app for identity and credentials. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, MicroStrategy Mobile, MicroStrategy Identity Platform, and MicroStrategy Usher are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Claudia Cahill
ccahill@microstrategy.com
(703) 270-2207

 

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 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

 

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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