2020 was a most challenging year for all of us, not just here at home but around the entire globe. In a disastrous year for many organizations, at ENTOUCH, we made significant advances toward excellence. We released cutting-edge machine learning technology to improve data accuracy, reached 1 BILLION kilowatt-hours of savings across our customer portfolio, received several prestigious awards, and continued supporting volunteer programs within our industry and community.
Earned 2020 Best Practices Award in Technology Innovation Leadership in the North American Cloud-based Smart Building Energy Management Market from Frost and Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan selected ENTOUCH as the winner of their "2020 Best Practices Award in Technology Innovation Leadership in the North American Cloud-based Smart Building Energy Management Market". This award is one of only a few earned by companies in the building energy management market, and this year's award humbles ENTOUCH.
Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies throughout regional and global markets for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Frost & Sullivan's industry analyst team benchmark market participants and measures their performance through independent study, primary interviews, and secondary industry research to evaluate and identify best practices.
1 Billion kWh reduced by our portfolio of customers since 2014
During the 4th quarter of 2020, ENTOUCH reached a significant milestone. Our portfolio of more than 63,000 devices has reduced more than 1 BILLION kilowatt-hours (kWh). The reduction in kilowatt-hours equates to more than $134 Million in total dollars saved and more than 580,000,000 lbs. of C02 erased from the planet. ENTOUCH continues to create a path to a healthier world by delivering sustainable solutions that reduce energy usage, drive profitability and simplify facility management for multisite operators.
ENTOUCH recognized as a Fast Tech finalist in the annual Tech Titan Awards for the Fifth consecutive year
ENTOUCH became a Top 25 finalist for the Tech Titans Fast Tech award today for the 5th consecutive year. During the annual Tech Titans Awards Gala, ENTOUCH ranked on the Fast Tech list as the 14th fastest growing company in North Texas's technology sector. Tech Titans, the largest technology trade organization in the Southwest US, recognized the fastest growing technology company headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex based on revenue growth from 2017 – 2019.
ENTOUCH Sustainability Award to Lowes Canada
Lowe's Canada, one of Canada's leading home improvement retailers operating or servicing more than 470 corporate and affiliated stores under different banners, is looking to 2021 and expanding its focus on corporate responsibilities and sustainability commitment to continue supporting the environmental impact of its operations. Our annual award is based on the following criteria. The company is passionate and has a continued commitment to environmentally friendly sustainability practices and energy savings procedures. Lowe's Canada was selected because, as a company, they evaluate and implement energy-efficient smart building technologies, continue efforts to improve energy efficiency, establish environmental sustainability, corporate responsibility program beyond energy management, and are community advocates.
In addition to ENTOUCH awarding Lowe's Canada our Sustainability Award for 2020, our contact Jules Foisy Lapointe, Director of Sustainable Development, was nominated by ENTOUCH for the Environment + Energy Leader's annual "best of" list for environment and energy professionals – the E+E 100.
Inc. Magazine 5000 Award Winner for the Fourth Consecutive Year
ENTOUCH was awarded the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies. ENTOUCH has earned a spot on the list for four consecutive years.
In 2020, Inc. 5000 list ranks companies according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. ENTOUCH posted a 100 percent increase in revenue during this period. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to lead such an energetic company filled with creative and dedicated professionals changing the world," Bolen adds. "We are committed to helping our customers improve the planet and increase their profits, one building at a time."
RFMA Gives Volunteer
For the 8th consecutive year, ENTOUCH supported the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) RFMA Gives Volunteer Program. Annually, RFMA holds a conference and selects a local nonprofit that is eligible for improvements. The 2020 site chosen was Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen in Rock Hill, SC. ENTOUCH donated and installed an energy management solution for the entire facility while other RFMA members donated much-needed supplies to allow the soup kitchen to continue serving the community. Jan Stephenson, the director of Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, said, "This year, we are the lucky ones chosen, and we have been so thrilled and humbled by everybody that came down,"
Companies operating in commercial buildings or facilities are under pressure to reduce energy consumption and save on operational costs. ENTOUCH's innovative cloud-based smart building energy management solutions digitally transform multiple physical outlets to optimize operating costs, effectively manage energy usage, and drive profitability. The solution collects raw energy data from the facilities, performs predictive analytics, converts the data into actionable intelligence, thus ensuring customers can reduce energy consumption by up to 20%.
ENTOUCH is the leader and pioneer in energy management as a service and smart building technology. Our turnkey solution optimizes operations while reducing energy usage to drive profitability for multisite businesses. We are the only provider that owns our entire technology stack and can take over heterogeneous systems and manage them from a single cloud solution. We lead the industry in speed and quality of deployment, and the ENTOUCH.360 service has earned a 100% renewal rate. Verticals served include Fitness, Retail, Financial Services, Healthcare, Restaurants, and Childcare. Our customers include Group 1 Automotive, Office Depot, ALDO, KinderCare, 24 Hour Fitness, and Chuck E. Cheese. We are improving our planet and your profits, one building at a time. For more information, please connect with us, www.entouchcontrols.com.