GridPoint’s Smart Building Platform received an honorable mention in the energy category of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. GridPoint was recognized for supporting the grid transition while saving customers more than $496 million in energy expenses, reducing usage by more than 6.3 billion kWh and eliminating over 5.9 billion pounds of carbon emissions to date.
“For over a decade, GridPoint has been transforming the way businesses use energy in order to create a more sustainable future. This means delivering resilience and energy savings to buildings, while leveraging their collective impact to accelerate the transition to a clean and reliable grid. Fast Company’s recognition points to our technology’s unique ability to support both energy users and energy providers in order to achieve our vision,” said GridPoint CEO Mark Danzenbaker.
The Awards honor the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, or economic inequality. A panel of Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 4,000 entries across categories.
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company.
View the full list of energy honorees here.
GridPoint’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable future by creating an intelligent energy network of grid-interactive buildings. By transforming the way commercial businesses use energy, GridPoint unlocks the decarbonization, sustainability, and grid resiliency required for a cleaner, more efficient tomorrow. Our technology platform harnesses power and potential within a building to deliver energy, operational, and resiliency benefits. Networked together, GridPoint intelligent buildings provide reliable, precise, and instantaneous capacity for utilities and grid operators. GridPoint’s growing network of commercial buildings spans across Fortune 500 enterprises, utilities, government organizations, and small businesses.