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

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


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