PointGuard Introduces Pathway to Building Comfort: The Comfort Test. Does your building pass the test?

Charlotte, NC – May 31, 2018—Today, PointGuard announced a new service for owners of building portfolios: The Comfort Test. The Comfort Test is a simple, quick and impactful way for building management teams to use analytics to gain insight into typical chronic building issues. This low-cost test provides a compelling report on the comfort performance of the buildings’ mechanical systems ­– on a zone by zone level. Following a simple four-step process, the report can be generated in 30 days or less. The Comfort Test will provide building portfolio owners a foundation for building performance improvements and increased ROI for all stakeholders.

“The Comfort Test results are going to surprise many building management teams,” said Shannon Smith, CEO of PointGuard. “But the good news is that analytics provides a clear path on how to address issues without sacrificing on operating costs.”

After completing a short, digital questionnaire, PointGuard will create a simple, secure connection to a building’s BMS, then analyze the building’s data for the past 30 days. Upon completion, building management will receive their Comfort Test scores with associated report. The report breaks down zone comfort across the building, predictive comfort trends as it relates to weather and which zones are least comfortable.

“Commercial real estate owners don’t own buildings to save energy, they own buildings to provide a comfortable and productive space for occupants,” said Derek McGarry, Head Building Performance Engineer, PointGuard. “We can help them do both.”

PointGuard has long offered the Comfort Score as part of their Performance Analytics, with real-time reporting on tenants’ comfort, based on desired and actual temperatures, helping managers reduce complaints. Users of The Comfort Test can sign up for Performance Analytics with a reduced set up fee, and take advantage of the full suite of services, including the Comfort Score.

To take the test, please visit www.PointGuardTech.com.

About PointGuard:

PointGuard is a dedicated team of experts in building engineering, software development, IT, and data analytics. We offer comprehensive Performance and Energy Analytics, monitoring, reporting and offer recommendations to commercial real estate owners and managers on how to improve overall building performance, asset health, occupant comfort and energy efficiency. PointGuard offers flexible pricing options that allow managers the opportunity to select the services they need, and the cadence to which they need it. Our mission is to provide commercial solutions to planetary problems by improving the efficiency of the built environment.