GridPoint Introduces HVAC Scope Tool for Automated Performance Testing

Patent-pending technology designed to transform traditional calendar maintenance to conditional maintenance enterprise-wide

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.

 

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