With razor-thin margins, the growth of e-commerce, and shifting consumer trends, brick-and-mortar grocery companies must find innovative ways to cut operating costs and boost sales.
A grocery store spends about $4 per square foot on energy, adding up to 15% of overall operating costs – so energy efficiency measures are a key piece of the puzzle. But typical energy management systems (EMS) and siloed smart devices can only get you so far.
Switch Performance Optimization takes operational efficiency to the next level. We integrate your refrigeration, lighting and HVAC systems, IoT sensors and other key data sources into a single, intuitive Platform. With advanced fault detection, prioritized alerts and machine learning, the Platform helps you optimize store operations and control costs.
“Before we started using the Switch Platform, I spent my entire year combing through a list of stores with aging lighting controllers looking for underperformers. It was like searching for a needle in a haystack. With Performance Optimization, I’m much more efficient because I can just log into the Platform to see my top priorities.”Read case study
Tired of digging for insights in countless disconnected spreadsheets? The Switch Platform centralizes, organizes and visualizes your portfolio’s building and mechanical systems and equipment to help you save significant time on data aggregation and gain a deeper understanding of how your stores are performing in real time. How do we make the integration magic happen? Switch uses IoT Gateways, a flexible, open Platform architecture and an extensive library of integrations to drive value out of the store systems and equipment that you already have in place.
With a few clicks, you can boost energy efficiency by increasing refrigeration efficiency and optimizing space temperature set points and HVAC and lighting schedules right in the Platform interface. The Platform identifies costly, hidden inefficiencies that would typically go unnoticed - such as malfunctioning equipment and incorrectly programmed controls.
With the Platform’s best-in-class fault detection tools, you get real-time, prioritized alerts about your most pressing store issues. Our root cause analysis tools help you fix issues faster and save money on technician truck rolls. You can use the Platform’s Measurement and Verification (M&V) tools to hold contractors accountable. The Platform even includes cloud-control, so you can make changes to building equipment operations from your desk. This is where real smart grocery store ROI lives.