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