News & Events

January 31, 2017

GridNavigator, a manufacturer of smart devices for the commercial market, has announced the availability of an industry-first automated energy budgeting and demand reduction service to help small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) to proactively cap their monthly building energy bills. The service works with GridNavigator lighting and HVAC controls and sub-meters and can deliver a 5-10% reduction in monthly energy bills with no significant impact on facility performance or comfort. view

November 20, 2016

GridNavigator, a manufacturer of smart devices for the commercial market, announced today the availability of a new dimmable fixture-mount occupancy sensor. This occupancy sensor can dim any compatible light fixture to a user-controlled dimming level when its surroundings are unoccupied. Traditionally, fixture-mount occupancy sensors are not dimmable and have only 2 modes, on and off. view

May 12, 2015

GridNavigator has launched their second generation Wireless Energy Management System (EMS), a robust portfolio of sleek hardware solutions designed to expand lighting control to hard-to-reach locations and simplify and lower the overall cost of installation. The system is a scalable and simple HVAC and lighting control system that enables commercial property owners to save on electrical costs and improve occupant experience with just a few clicks on a smartphone. The new wireless EMS is based on a highly secure proprietary wireless network stack and includes a touchscreen thermostat, sensors, control modules for attaching to light fixtures, and wall switches.

January 27, 2015

GridNavigator's wirless switches and dimmers, have received UL approval per the UL 916 standard. UL is a global independent safety science company that is dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments by safeguarding people, products and places. The UL 916 designates several different tests to ensure safety for these products. view

November 10, 2014

GridNavigator announces New Headquarters to Accommodate Growth. GridNavigator, a pioneer in commercial energy management and automation, today announced that it has moved to new offices in Manhattan's West Soho neighborhood to accommodate growth in the region with much higher electricity cost and need for energy efficiency.

March 17, 2014

GridNavigator recently joined the Advanced RTU Campaign to promote retrofitting and replacing old commercial rooftop unit air conditioning systems in order to improve energy efficiency, save money, and make buildings more comfortable. GridNavigator customers and service partners now have access to the campaign's informational and technical resources, available on the campaign website (

January 16, 2013

GridNavigator and ATS Automation today announced the use of a unique energy forecasting service to deliver additional energy efficiency and demand reduction across the more than twenty facilities on the 50-acre campus of Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington. The new service accurately forecasts intraday energy demand to further optimize existing building management systems without significant additional capital outlays. The long-term partnership between the three organizations, which began in 2009, continues to generate value for the college as new energy innovations come to market. View

November 1, 2012

GridNavigator, provider of an intelligent energy management system (EMS), and Bloom General Contracting, a premier full-service construction management firm, today announced a partnership to promote green building to GM auto dealerships throughout the U.S. and their first joint customer, LaFontaine Automotive Group. As auto manufacturers increase their mix of energy efficient vehicles, dealers are aligning their brands with their products by designing and building greener showrooms. Design for LEED certification combined with the GridNavigator EMS provide a long-term advantage by maintaining energy efficiency over the life of the building by continually optimizing energy usage across advanced LED lighting, HVAC, and renewable energy systems. In addition, the energy and environmental savings can be broadcast real-time to the dealer showroom in a customer-friendly display. View

June 20, 2012

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has introduced a fully automated online energy usage survey for dealerships to be used in determining their eligibility for ENERGY STAR certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The newly automated survey, created in partnership with leading energy management systems provider GridNavigator, can be completed by NADA member dealerships in just one step by entering energy usage data. All other key dealership information will be automatically loaded into the survey, eliminating a previously time-consuming task required to complete it. View

June 1, 2012

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has agreed to implement GridNavigator's Looche Lighting System to replace the existing inefficient and legacy lights. GridNavigator is installing the new smart LED lamps that use Echelon PLC microchip to communicate with the CarbonIndex cloud for monitoring and controling. Each fixture is dimmable remotely and variety of schedules are set using the astronomical clock.

May 21, 2012

GridNavigator, a provider of intelligent energy management systems, announced today the availability of an industry-first energy forecasting service that enables intraday demand management programs. The forecasting service uses a patent-pending cloud-based quantitative model to analyze historic and intraday energy usage patterns and weather data to predict accurately demand (kW) and power (kWh) throughout the day. View

Feb 09, 2012

Aviv Reit Inc., is among the largest owners of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in the US has partnered with GridNavigator to implement Energy Management System to measure and optimize their energy usage. The initial states participating in the program are California, Texas and Connecticut. Each Aviv home will benefit from a spectrum of both behavioral and systematic savings to reduce the demand charges.

Feb 03, 2012

Sumner school district has partnered with GridNavigator to implement EMS to measure and optimize their energy usage across their schools. GridNavigator is implementing a spectrum of both electrical and gas sub-metering to give Sumner School District a more complete picture of their energy usage in real-time. BACnetXchange server will integrate with the centralized heating and cooling systems to identify what events are contributing the most to the demand charge. Using the ABS bridge to EPA, GridNavigator will obtain each school’s energy star rating.

Nov 21, 2011

Department of Transportation (DOT) has partnered with GridNavigator to implement EMS to measure and optimize their energy usage. GridNavigator is implementing a spectrum of both electrical and gas sub-metering to give DOT a more complete picture of their energy usage in real-time. BACnetXchange server will integrate with the centralized heating and cooling systems to identify what events are contributing the most to the demand charge. Using the ABS bridge to EPA, GridNavigator will obtain each building’s energy star rating.

Nov 17, 2011

GridNavigator was approved by EPA as one of the ABS providers for the energy star rating program

Sept 12, 2011

Dr. Robert Almgren, the author of the Implementation Shortfall trading strategy has joined the advisory board of GridNavigator

August 3, 2011

GridNavigator joins the Echelon commercial market solution partner program

July 8, 2011

General Administration State of Washington case study with GridNavigator
Edmonds Community College

April 14 2011

Motorola has launched the LED Solution Center showroom. The LED display features the use of the LightingNavigator control system manufactured by GridNavigator. LightingNavigator is an integrated hardware/software solution installed with LED & LEP lights which enable Motorola customers to control street light, parking lot, or other LED lighting applications. The Lab enables customers to demo and benchmark different LED technologies for these various applications.

Feb 22, 2011

Hewlett Packard press release with GridNavigator. Smart Grid case study

Jan 25, 2011

Motorola and GridNavigator entered into a reselling agreement. Motorola will be marketing CarbonIndex and LightingNavigator to its customers worldwide. Motorola is able to provide more comprehensive solutions by leveraging GridNavigator products and services.

Nov 9, 2010

Cascade Power Group is pleased to announce a partnership with GridNavigator to assist with deployment of energy-efficiency products and services into commercial, public, and residential sectors in the Pacific Northwest. "This unique opportunity allows us to enhance our own vision of being the premier energy and resource conservation consulting company for our clients as well as to help create jobs, reduce emissions, and lower energy costs to the citizens of the region" said Cascade Power CEO Chuck Collins.

Nov 2, 2010

D Square Energy LLC, the premier brand in providing reliable backup power is partnering with GridNavigator to shed peak demands using GridNavigator's EIS. The solution provides simple and effective interface for efficiently managing backup power provided by D Square Energy. It also provides a competitive differentiator for their products.

Oct, 20, 2010

Renton school district has partnered with GridNavigator to implement EIS to measure and optimize their energy usage across 23 schools. GridNavigator is implementing a spectrum of both electrical and gas sub-metering to give Renton School District a more complete picture of their energy usage in real-time. The school district will be able to perform building studies with far more granular detail, develop continuous efficiency improvement programs, and meet carbon footprint reporting requirements.

Sept 15, 2010

Rochester School district partnered with GridNavigator and Denali Advanced Integration to implement EIS as part of their "thin client" desktop virtualization energy efficiency project. will not serve as a platform for continuous efficiency improvement and carbon footprint reporting, but will validate the efficiency performance of thin client PC's that use less than 10% of the energy of standard PC's.

Sept 2, 2010

GridNavigator moves their data center to Adhost in Seattle. GridNavigator has selected Adhost of Seattle to host the cloud solution. Adhost provides an efficient, best-in-class, data center and meets stringent security, recovery, and availability requirements for cloud providers that serve global customers.

Sept 08, 2010

GridNavigator launches the first universal and independent portal for sustainability and conservation management professions. The portal enables customers to see how their energy consumption varies across their enterprise, as well as how it compares with other institutions.

July 15, 2010

Trane and GridNavigator Case Study

July 10, 2010

GridNavigator releases the version 2.0 of their Energy Index System

June 2, 2010

Edmonds community college standardizes in GridNavigator EIS to help facilitate the President Climate Commitment ( The GridNavigator EIS is integrated with the existing Alerton BMS (Building Management System) and Gridnavigator implemented a spectrum of additional sub-metering to create a more complete picture of energy usage across the campus . “What we are going to be able to do with this, is get very granular energy consumption data on all of our buildings and systems” Kevin McKay, VP Finance and Operations.

March 14, 2010

The new data center at EDCC leverages GridNavigator EIS to validate energy efficiency. Denali Advanced Integration deployed GridNavigator EIS to validate the efficiency performance of a server virtualization project. The EIS was deployed prior to deployment of a project that reduced data center energy usage by over 75%. GridNavigator validated the efficiency performance to meet utility audit requirements as well as ESPC requirements.

Feb 2nd, 2010

Denali and GridNavigator signed a partnership and co-marketing agreement. Denali Advanced Integration selected GridNavigator as its primary EIS solution to include in its IT Energy Optimization Program. “The Program is designed to capitalize energy savings derived from various IT projects. GridNavigator enables customers to validate energy savings associated with IT optimization. This creates a more complete picture of ROI then is typical in the market, and many times enables projects to move forward that otherwise would not.” Chris Gerhardt President, Denali