A story in Premier Office Magazine 2021, published by KBS.
Currently half the world lives in a city; soon 70% will. Buildings use 40% of the world’s electricity. In the U.S. alone, the value of commercial real estate tops a trillion dollars. And much of this asset class is still run with spreadsheets, clipboards, and outdated software.
Meanwhile, building operators are being asked to do more with less. Mobile workforces, climbing energy costs, complex IT needs, and rising occupant expectations are forcing operational staff to find better ways to work.
Gridium crafts beautiful, easy-to-use tools for the way buildings work now: mobile, always-on, and data-driven. Whether you are managing energy use, coordinating vendors, or communicating with occupants, your software should make your job simpler, not more complex.
Tom Arnold is co-founder and CEO of Gridium. Prior to Gridium, Tom Arnold was the Vice President of Energy Efficiency at EnerNOC, and cofounder at TerraPass. Tom has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. When he isn’t thinking about the future of buildings, he enjoys riding his bike and chasing after his two daughters.
Adam runs the product team at Gridium. Formerly he co-founded TerraPass, and before that worked at Tellme and Trilogy. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BS from Stanford, neither of which impress his young daughter.
Travis Putnam is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Navitas Capital. His current investments include Gridium, Matterport, PlanGrid, Enmetric, Building Robotics, and SNTech. Travis holds a degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance.
Navitas is a venture capital firm focused on making investments at the intersection of the Energy and IT sectors, with specific domain expertise on Intelligent Buildings and Enterprise startups.
Arafura Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based investment company that provides its international investors with exposure to US-based, early stage technology companies.
Darling Ventures has one goal, to help founders succeed in taking their startup from vision to mind blowing reality. We build relationships for the long term and just like our portfolio companies, we believe in the power of doing things differently.
Karl T. Ulrich is Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His research is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development. Karl mentored Adam and Tom a decade ago at Wharton, and wrote the first investor check to Gridium.
An historic San Francisco office property addresses the issue with a new program from the local utility.
Gridium’s energy efficiency retrofit project constructed at 550 Montgomery St. on behalf of Downtown Properties is the first to leverage PG&E’s commercial whole building program.
Gridium leverages two utility programs to finance otherwise unbudgeted equipment and to drive deep energy savings for the building and the electric grid.
Gridium technology picks the best possible electricity tariff for a portfolio of buildings, lowering operating costs by $0.08/sf with the push of a button.
Energy efficiency is the dancing bear of the electricity world — a sector that we’ve trained to react to subsidies and incentives in a way that amuses the circus-going public, but that acts out a poor simulacrum of its true potential.
COVID-19 has changed commercial building operations and Basin Street has responded, with help from Gridium’s software, to adapt protocols and procedures and prepare buildings for tenants’ return to work.
Multiple commercial office buildings in Seattle are selected for first key step in innovative pilot program where, for up to 20 years, these buildings can sell harvested efficiency energy back to the Grid
Rocky Mountain Institute analysis and Foothill de Anza Community College District show value of data and Distributed Energy Resources.
Commercial property operators often face a dilemma about energy efficiency measures. Tenants tend to reap most of the benefits in the form of lower energy bills, but a program in Seattle is testing a possible answer.
Gridium announced today that its software, used by Kilroy Realty Corporation for data-driven sustainability, identified a twenty-six thousand dollar utility bill credit at one of two newly developed tech buildings in San Francisco.
Monthly changes in building relative occupancy – percent of space leased – can greatly affect energy use in large commercial buildings, and especially in multi-tenant office buildings.
Kilroy Realty is looking for emerging technologies that improve the environmental performance of its own portfolio and accelerate change in the broader real
Gridium announced today its inclusion in the BuiltWorlds Building Tech 50 List, featuring leading companies rapidly advancing how buildings are designed, built, operated, and maintained.
Gridium technology, powered by AI, delivers real outcomes including satisfying workspace environments for tenants, accurate Measurement & Verification analyses, and validation of successful energy efficiency projects.
11 Initial Partners Include Leaders in Real-Time Location Services, IoT Networking and Energy Management
Gridium Inc., a developer of software tools for commercial real estate and electric utilities, today announced that Douglas Emmett, a real estate investment trust, is deploying Gridium’s cloud-based big data analytics software across its entire portfolio of 58 buildings.
Kilroy Realty provides premium, adaptable and productive work places for a wide range of client industries, including technology, media, engineering, healthcare buildings.
Utilities are collecting unprecedented amounts of information from millions of smart meters installed in recent years
In order to break through the noise, startup Gridium is focusing on simplicity with its latest product offering.
Kilroy has seen a great return on investment with its data management vendor, Gridium, which compiles the weekly emails for Neff. Gridium also uses weather data to anticipate peak demand days, notifying Kilroy to reduce its electrical usage in advance of peak summer periods. The vendor has helped Kilroy save 402,407 kilowatt hours and $77,642… Read More