The Impact of Commercial Buildings

GridPoint provides custom technology solutions for this market segment, which has been historically under-represented in energy programming because the needs of each building site and portfolio vary widely. A sustainable future is not possible without making buildings better.

  • 90%

    90% of commercial buildings in the U.S. are less than 50,000 square feet.

  • 40%

    Buildings generate nearly 40% of global GHG emissions.

  • 66%

    Heating, cooling, lighting, and refrigeration represent 66% of total commercial building energy use.

  • 30%

    On average, 30% of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, according to the U.S. EPA.

Beyond the meter.

GridPoint’s decentralized network of grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) unlocks the decarbonization, sustainability, and resiliency required for a cleaner, more efficient tomorrow.

Precise Energy Curtailment

GridPoint controls and optimizes common energy consuming assets inside of a building, such as HVAC and lighting. The platform can curtail a single asset in a building, a group of buildings in a particular location, or execute fleet-wide events across markets to shape or shift energy loads with precision.

Continuous Energy Efficiency

GridPoint’s platform automates commercial buildings to be the most efficient, in turn, reducing demand on the grid.

Integrated Demand Side Management

Integration with DERs creates a path for technology adoption in the commercial market, unlocks additional capacity across buildings, and enables a dynamic way of balancing energy demand with supply.

Instantaneous Flexible Capacity

GridPoint’s decentralized network and aggregated capacity gives energy markets the ability to leverage buildings as a resource whenever, wherever. Predictable, reliable load reductions can be maintained across thousands of sites to meaningfully improve grid resiliency in an automated way.

Real-Time Reporting and Analytics

Advanced reporting and data analytics enable utilities and their customers to better understand energy consumption patterns, equipment health, DR performance, and more.

Access to New Markets

GridPoint transforms engagement between utilities and their commercial customers by creating strategies that work for both businesses and the grid. We remove barriers to enable shared customers across diverse industries to enroll in utility programs or participate in grid services to drive a more sustainable future for everyone.

Providing a better way to control energy, across the grid.

GridPoint’s automated demand response technology enables utilities to engage with commercial markets by aggregating many sites together to deliver a predictable, impactful load reduction. GridPoint provides full DR program implementation and management from curtailment strategy development, to event performance reporting, and more.

Broad Experience

GridPoint has two decades of experience running demand response events and enrolls hundreds of new sites in programs each year.

Reliable Capacity

GridPoint’s technology is OpenADR certified and works with other protocols to ensure forecast accuracy and reliable curtailment during a demand response event.

Network Effects

GridPoint's vast network of partners, utilities, and customers enables us to connect customers with best-fit DR programs and stack programs and incentives for maximum value.