Burger Franchisee Installs Energy Management at 59 Stores

January 2, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

Burger King energy manageTOMS King, a northern Illinois-based Burger King franchisee, has deployed GridPoint’s energy management at all 59 TOMS King restaurants throughout Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania after a successful six-site pilot.

TOMS King installed asset-level submetering to monitor several pieces of equipment and implemented 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.

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.

Finally, GridPoint initiated a series of 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.

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