Schneider Provides Energy Efficiency View across Multi-Site Small Buildings

January 27, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

Schneider-Electric energy manageSchneider Electric unveiled Building Insights, a cloud-based software that provides enterprise small buildings real-time control of all heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and metering devices.

With Building Insights, enterprises with multi-site portfolios of small buildings – such as restaurants, retail stores, healthcare offices and banks – will be able to manage thousands of sites simultaneously.

The system offers facility managers two levels of control: site-level and cloud-level. At the site-level, Building Insights supports both wired and wireless devices, providing control of energy on-site and remotely. With the cloud-level software, facility managers can monitor and manage their facilities through a custom dashboard that can be used to configure devices, add lighting schemes, create automated schedules and respond to trends, alerts and issues. In addition, the dashboard also can provide tailored reports – for example, monitoring specific HVAC sensors and/or delivering trend analysis of overall monthly consumption.

Building Insights offers on-site controllers that can integrate Modbus, EnOcean and Zigbee metering and pulse-counting devices to pinpoint problem areas and discover opportunities for savings.

Building Insights leverages open protocols and is currently available in North America.

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