At PointGuard we set a lot of stock in KPIs, given our focus on transparency and business case data for energy efficiency projects. Our analytics platform can measure just about any KPI related to your building’s performance, but there are three KPIs that we value above all else. In our experience if you get these three things right then everything else, including return on investment, improves.
- Jan 28, 2019
- in Blogs
It used to be the case that you couldn’t manage what you didn’t measure. But, in the past few years, thanks to the rapid development of sensor technology and the internet of things, we very rapidly gained the ability to measure anything and everything: how many steps we take; how long we sleep for; and even our hearts’ electrical activity thanks to the electrocardiogram capabilities of the latest Apple Watch.
The PointGuard team made up of me (Shannon Smith), and our Chief Engineer, Derek McGarry recently exhibited at the leading event for content and connectivity in commercial real estate, the CREtech Venture Conference in New York City.
Recently, we announced the launch of PointGuard, the rebranded analytics arm of our parent company, Abundant Power. Sit down with our CEO, Shannon Smith, and get to know a little bit more about the company, our rebrand, and our goals for 2019 and beyond.
The time has come. The U.S. government is updating ENERGY STAR scoring, which will cause most property’s scores to go down. Commercial buildings will see a drop in their ENERGY STAR score when the changes go into effect next Monday, August 26.
At PointGuard, our company values are at the core of everything we do. We keep them every day - with our team, our families, our customers and ourselves. We keep it fun,real and play to win; keep on learning; keep our promises and our mission; and of course, we keep on giving.
As of 2018, 85 percent of facility managers (FM) were Baby Boomers or Gen-Xers. However, by 2020, 75 percent of the workforce will be Millennials or younger. This creates a problem. As FMs began to retire in the coming years, it will be up to Millennials to take their place. But as of now, they are not.
At PointGuard, our company values are at the core of everything we do. We keep them every day - with our team, our families, our customers and ourselves. We keep it fun and play to win; keep on giving and learning; keep our promises and our mission; and of course, we keep it real.
We are on our way back from what was a record crowd attending Realcomm | IBcon in Las Vegas. We launched our new service, The Comfort Test, and saw old friends and made new relationships. Here are some thoughts on the event from PointGuard's CEO Shannon Smith:
We care about comfort. It has been one of our key indicators of performance for years. As one of our key metrics in our Performance Analytics, the Comfort Score is a measure of accuracy of the desired temperature performance of the building mechanical systems.