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GridPoint: A team of Energy Enthusiasts, Innovators, and Collaborators

In the fast-driven world of today, maintenance, repair, and energy budgets occupy one of the highest slots of expenditure for business organizations. However, there is still a lack of visibility when it comes to how money is spent on maintenance and repairs. There is a lack of concern on how a facility’s performance can cause these costs to fluctuate. Many organizations are unaware that unnecessary maintenance and repair expenses, not-required energy expenditure, operational drifts, and more can often be identified, predicted, and even corrected if you have the right insight and optimization tools.

"You can’t manage what you don’t measure," says Mark A. Danzenbaker, the president of GridPoint, a smart building technology company. Customers can see only main load consumption when traditional utility meters are installed. They even have to wait for weeks after the energy has been used, to view that data on billing statements. But GridPoint has a different solution to offer. Optimization is made simple with GridPoint's equipment-level submetering and monitoring.

"Our platform provides visibility into facility operations, and enables tools to help customers automate and control sites, lower energy spend, and proactively manage day-to-day operations," explains Mark. The GridPoint customers can tap into their energy usage in real-time. They can constantly monitor the site health and equipment performance. Active site management is easily accessible to make timely adjustments before savings are lost.

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Danzenbaker questions his customers, "Your business spends a ton of money on energy, maintenance, and repairs, but do you know where those dollars are being consumed? Or how a building’s performance is contributing to overall facility costs?" He stresses that you simply can't manage what you don't measure!

At GridPoint, the team includes innovators, energy enthusiasts, and collaborators. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the vision of GridPoint is “to be the best in the world at collecting energy and facility data and making it actionable for our customers.” The company delivers better data, better processes, and ultimately, better results. Customers are powered with best data when they sign up with GridPoint. Today, more than 12,000 locations are equipped with GridPoint's technology.

Let's do a quick comparison. When you install traditional utility meters, you can see only the main-load energy consumption. But with GridPoint, three dimensions of data is captured, so that clients can see the most accurate image of their energy consumption within and across sites. The smart building solution from GridPoint combines this visibility with powerful analytics and tools. The plus point? Customers are enabled to reduce energy consumption, automate their sites, assess facility health, and have complete control.

GridPoint stands out in the industry. The reason is its insights, expertise, and experience. Nearly 100B data points (1M added daily) are processed through proven, superior algorithms for the best facility insight. The expert team at the company has saved customers over $300M in energy costs, reduced 4B kWh, and eliminated 3.7B lbs of carbon dioxide. The firm's biggest plus point is its experience. GridPoint’s solution is installed at over 15,000 sites, including leading national accounts across all types of facilities and industries.

Check out some key points from GridPoint where its smart building technology improves facility efficiency and performance:

  • Lower Energy Spend
  • Make Better Decisions based on Data
  • Control HVAC, Lighting, & Site Schedules
  • Identify & Triage Issues Remotely
  • Reduce Peak Demand
  • Ensure Customer Comfort
  • Receive Real-time Issue Notification
  • Secure Consistency across Locations
  • Avoid Maintenance & Repair

Standing out

The broad submetering technology and sensors are the plus points of GridPoint. It works together to collect 3D data and creates the most accurate picture of energy usage. "GridPoint’s hardware and software applications are proven superior through years of experience eliminating energy waste and providing operational savings across a multitude of building types," says Mark. This makes GridPoint the market-leader in IoT Applications.

The large range of comprehensive services includes customized reporting, advisory services, a 24×7 support center, and more. Every service is designed to help achieve optimal results geared towards customer-specific goals. With a superior quality service assured, you may begin to wonder about the pricing. But you'll be astonished to hear that the Energy-Management-as-a-service pricing combines costs into one, low monthly payment. This comes with $0 down and eliminates all maintenance and repair responsibility once installed.

Meet the Trailblazer

Mark A. Danzenbaker, President

Mark Danzenbaker has been with GridPoint since 2009 and has held a number of leadership positions during that time. As President since 2016, Mark is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s overall strategy and continued expansion of GridPoint’s cloud-based, data-driven products.  GridPoint’s vision is to be the leading Smart Buildings provider to C&I customers with ever-expanding product capabilities that simplify the optimization of customer facilities.

Prior to GridPoint, Mr. Danzenbaker was Senior Manager at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, where his work spanned the Global Customer Relationship Management Practice and Public Service Market Unit.  Mr. Danzenbaker holds an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a B.S. degree from James Madison University.

"GridPoint is a smart buildings technology company that makes site optimization simple."

"Our vision is to be the best in the world at collecting energy and facility data and making it actionable for our customers."

"GridPoint provides affordable energy management, facility maintenance, and building controls to commercial and industrial enterprises."

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