Todd Raba, President and CEO of GridPoint, links Big Data analytics to a 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzle; when the billions of Big Data points that arrive completely unstructured are organized, it comes together to form a powerful and insightful picture. “The main difference is that a puzzle, while beautiful, contains a set number of pieces with a clear goal in mind whereas Big Data is constantly growing and providing deeper visibility for the user,” adds Raba. GridPoint offers numerous products that impact the Big Data space every day. Their MM1204-EX submeter module is a powerful piece of hardware that collects equipment-level energy data by monitoring up to 24 circuits.
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A large government agency in an attempt to make a positive impact on the environment, created an energy and sustainability program, which included the use of alternative fuel-capable vehicles and solar panels to reduce energy consumption. Utilizing GridPoint’s data-driven approach to energy management, the agency was able to measure the energy consumed by rooftop HVAC units, control lighting across multiple zones, and detect equipment issues immediately and remotely. The GridPoint Energy Management System (EMS) decreased the agency’s energy consumption by about 15 percent at all the facilities, with some sites seeing a drop of nearly 30 percent.GridPoint has quite a few exciting plans and goals in the pipeline for the next few years. Raba expects a steady uptake in the enterprise clean tech market as the awareness of savings and payback spreads. “Granular level monitoring and cloud based platforms are becoming more prevalent and are quickly outperforming current approaches to energy management. It won’t be long before energy consciousness is a common standard for businesses,” says Raba. GridPoint is more than well positioned to combat the energy consumption issues of tomorrow.