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Alabama School System Reduces Energy Costs 22%

Linda Hardesty

Limestone County School System in Alabama hired Schneider Electric to conduct energy upgrades to all of its 14 campuses in the county. The school system will set the state standard for energy efficiency, as the project will reduce utility costs for the system by 22 percent. The majority of the funding for the renovations will   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric Signs $3.9M ESPC with Riverbank, Calif.

Karen Henry

Schneider Electric has signed a $3.9 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with the City of Riverbank, Calif. The city pursued the project after recognizing its existing facultative lagoon system may not comply with anticipated future treatment standards for the state of California. Upgrading the existing facultative lagoons through a conventional design/bid/build process would have added   …Continue Reading


Schneider Wins Energy Upgrade Contract for 27 School Sites

Linda Hardesty

Vista Unified School District became the third of San Diego County’s 42 school districts to have its Proposition 39 Energy Expenditure Plan approved by the California Energy Commission. Vista Unified School District will receive $4.7 million that will be used for a variety of energy efficiency retrofits including heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) replacements, programmable   …Continue Reading


Merck Educates Employees with Schneider Electric’s Energy University

Karen Henry

Health care pharmaceutical company Merck has launched Schneider Electric’s Energy University to educate its employees about energy efficiency. Energy University is a free, online program featuring more than 350 educational courses that provide guidance on improving energy efficiency within an organization. Merck will use Energy University as an internal training tool for its Global Energy   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Financing Makes a Comeback

Karen Henry

Four factors are converging to drive a comeback for financing of energy efficiency projects, according to Schneider Electric’s chief marketing officer Chris Hummel in a recent article in The Guardian. As public awareness increases about the direct impact that energy costs have on things like airline and produce prices, businesses are paying more attention to   …Continue Reading


Schneider Unveils Energy Management for Healthcare

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric’s new EcoStruxure for Healthcare is designed to fully integrate clinical healthcare systems with infrastructure systems to improve energy savings. Schneider says hospitals are very complex environments that run on a multitude of stand-alone technologies for facility infrastructure and clinical systems, ranging from building environment controls to admission, discharge and transfer systems. EcoStruxure aims   …Continue Reading


Wisconsin Schools Use Energy Savings Guarantees

Karen Henry

A change in Wisconsin state law that allows school districts to borrow outside of their revenue caps for energy efficiency projects is helping budget-strapped schools to make facility improvements while increasing their energy efficiency at the same time, according to an article in the Fon du Lac Reporter. Facility maintenance is often the first thing   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric Secures $5.3M in Prop 39 Funding

Karen Henry

The California Energy Commission has approved $5.3 million in Proposition 39 funding for Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. The funding—the largest Prop 39 allocation to date—is part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to implement energy efficiency projects at the district’s four high schools. Hacienda La Puente USD has partnered with Schneider Electric   …Continue Reading


Schneider, Green Energy Deliver Standardized Microgrids

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric is partnering with Green Energy Corp. to provide standardized microgrids to a variety of public and private energy clients. The partnership combines Schneider Electric’s expertise in distributed energy resources and advanced power control with Green Energy’s open source Linux tools, including GreenBus and Microgrids as a Service. The companies say they both have   …Continue Reading


Backup UPS Offered to Small Businesses

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric is offering an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to provide back-up power for critical home and small business network devices during extended power outages – the Back-UPS Connect BGE70. Historically, UPSs have been designed to power large loads (such as PCs) for limited periods of time during an outage, allowing users to save work   …Continue Reading


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