Archives: Schneider Electric

Energy Managers Buoyed By Supreme Court’s Demand Response Decision

Ken Silverstein

Just after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal regulators can remove barriers to demand response programs, energy managers sprung to life. Why? Corporate energy managers will now have more insight into their business operations and thereby greater certainty about their decisions and their investments. At issue is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric and IPKeys Partner on Demand Response

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric and IPKeys Technology are partnering on a demand response platform that the companies say will enable monitoring of IPKeys customers’ energy performance in near-real time, the tracking of energy savings and participation in automated demand response events. IPKeys will contribute its EISS Online technology and Schneider will offer its Energy Profiler Online cloud-based   …Continue Reading


IoT Emerges from Early Adopter Phase

Karen Henry

While there is still some confusion about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will be applied in business and industrial applications, the commercial IoT market is beginning to move out of the “earlier adopter” phase and is poised for a surge in growth, according to an article in The News. More building owners want to   …Continue Reading


Shopping for Circuit Breakers via Schneider Mobile App

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric is providing a Services Modernization Solution Selector, a mobile application to help facility managers who are shopping for replacement designs for low voltage and medium voltage switchgear as well as custom solutions for other critical electrical system components. The solution selector searches an extensive database of direct replacement designs for a number of   …Continue Reading


School Organizational Barriers Inhibit Energy Efficiency Investments

Linda Hardesty

According to a survey commissioned by Schneider Electric and the Alliance to Save Energy, almost 9 out of 10 US higher education respondents expect to increase or maintain energy efficiency investments next year. Eighty-eight percent of respondents also agree that energy efficiency is the most cost effective way to meet their energy needs while at   …Continue Reading


Schneider Uniflair LE Room Cooling Series Receives DOE Certification for Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric’s Uniflair LE Room Cooling series for data centers has received the Department of Energy’s certification for energy efficiency. The Uniflair LE uses highly efficient electronically commutated (EC) fans, intelligent controls and optimization during part-load operation. The Uniflair LE perimeter units provide efficient cooling for any data center environment. And the Uniflair LE Precision   …Continue Reading


Henderson State University Enters Phase 2 of ESPC

Linda Hardesty

Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, has contracted with Schneider Electric in an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to assist with the university’s utility, technology and deferred maintenance initiatives as part of a two-phased project. Phase one of the project was completed in May 2013 and has helped the university save $237,551 annually. Phase two   …Continue Reading


Schneider Targets Smaller Healthcare Facilities for Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric says its SmartStruxure Lite building automation system is tailored for the needs of outpatient healthcare facilities to achieve energy efficiency goals. In early 2014, Schneider first launched SmartStruxure Lite as a building management system designed for small- and medium-sized buildings less than 100,000 square feet, including retail stores, offices, hotels, schools and healthcare   …Continue Reading


Community College Improves Energy Efficiency at 82 Buildings

Linda Hardesty

The San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) hired Schneider Electric for a project that will improve energy efficiency across three district campuses. Schneider will install utility metering technology, new user interfaces for building and utility management and advanced system analytics. The upgrades will create a cohesive facility management system for 82 buildings throughout the   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric Wins $2.8M City Energy Contract

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric won a contract with the City of Jasper, Alabama, for a citywide energy renovation program. The $2.8 million contract marks major upgrades to the City of Jasper facilities, including an almost century-old city hall. The project will amount to more than $3.6 million in energy savings over the next 20 years. Via a capital   …Continue Reading