“Solid solution that integrates systems and controls into a centrally managed platform. The wired versus wireless is a great feature, especially for more secure facilities where wireless may not be an option.”
–Energy Manager Today Awards judge
GridPoint’s energy management suite gives users the data necessary to achieve their goals affordably. By collecting data at the equipment-level, GridPoint provides visibility into a site’s energy profile. This real-time, granular data combined with GridPoint Energy Manager software and services enables users to make proactive decisions to maximize energy savings, operational efficiency, and capital utilization, the company says.
The data GridPoint collects improves operational expenses by diagnosing malfunctioning equipment and remotely troubleshooting before technicians are dispatched. Customer savings are generally achieved through the implementation of centralized management of temperature setpoints, lighting schedules and override thresholds for maximum savings and customer comfort. In addition to standard scheduling functionality, GridPoint offers algorithms that adjust building operations to changing site conditions. Intelligent controls also minimize operational drift, which can be affected by changing site conditions and human control overrides.
GridPoint utilizes low-cost submetering and monitoring sensors to collect real-time, granular energy data from assets such as heating, air conditioning, HVAC, lighting, refrigeration and renewable sources of energy as well as data about environmental conditions.
That data is then aggregated in GridPoint Energy Manager, a cloud-based software platform that leverages big data analytics to enable tools like smart alarms, exception reporting, intelligent control, facility diagnostics, continuous demand management, renewables monitoring, and project and event tracking.
GridPoint’s professional services offer support and data-driven savings insights backed by industry knowledge. This approach maximizes energy savings, improves facility efficiency, enables smarter capital planning, and reduces carbon emissions.
GridPoint’s portfolio can generate energy savings up to 30% and an 18-36 month payback, the company says, adding that its solutions have saved customers over $300 million in energy expenses, reduced over 3.9B kWh, and eliminated over 3.6 billion pounds of CO2e to date. Customers include five of the top 10 retailers by total sales, three of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, four of the top 20 quick-serve restaurants, leading commercial and industrial enterprises and major government and educational institutions. The software is deployed at more than 11,000 sites.
One national retail customer, VF Outlet, reported savings of 26 percent across sites since installation.