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Schneider Helps School Districts Save Millions

Karen Henry

Schneider Electric has executed a 20-year energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Lawrence Country Schools in Moulton, Alabama, to help the school district fund energy upgrades in its 19 buildings. The upgrades are expected to reduce annual district energy consumption by 25 percent, totaling $11.7 million in energy savings. Among other improvements, the contract will   …Continue Reading

Energy Procurement Training Opportunities

Josh Kessler

There are many training opportunities available to professionals interested in developing their energy buying expertise. Many are free, either online or over the phone. In-person seminars and advisory services are fee-based. Course content can include: Competitive energy market fundamentals Provisions of electricity and gas contracts Procurement and negotiation tactics Specific topics of interest, such as renewables or   …Continue Reading

EcoDataCenter – The World’s Greenest Data Center

Linda Hardesty

EcoDataCenter, located in Sweden, will be the world’s first climate positive data center, meaning emissions are reduced to the extent that EcoDataCenter will have a negative carbon dioxide footprint annually. EcoDataCenter’s energy efficiency also will lower costs to create a competitive advantage. Schneider Electric will deliver energy efficiency solutions and products to the project. The   …Continue Reading

Schneider Electric Completes Portable, On-Site Data Center

Linda Hardesty

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Barcelona, Spain, Sagrada Família needed to upgrade its small server room to a more robust data center, allowing site operators to better manage the church’s security and effectively control the millions of visitors that come to the site each year. In addition, Sagrada Família continues a long history   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Targeted in Houston Buildings

Linda Hardesty

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD) launched an action plan to improve the energy efficiency of Houston’s building stock. The action plan is based on the recommendations of the Houston Energy Efficiency in Buildings Laboratory (EEB Lab) held jointly by the WBCSD   …Continue Reading

Schneider Electric Wins Contract from Army Corps of Engineers

Karen Henry

The US Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, (USACE) has awarded Schneider Electric an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Schneider is one of 13 firms that will share in the estimated $2.5 billion multiple award task order contract. Under the Utility Monitoring and Control System (UMCS) contract, Schneider will provide   …Continue Reading

Data Center Connects to Local District Energy System

Linda Hardesty

A “climate positive” data center is being constructed in the city of Falun, Sweden. The initiator of EcoDataCenter is the energy company Falu Energi & Vatten in collaboration with EcoDC AB. Schneider Electric will supply technology that will deliver energy efficient solutions and products to the project. The EcoDataCenter will be connected to the local   …Continue Reading

Schneider Wins Contract with Las Vegas Arena

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric has entered into a multi-year agreement to become the first Founding Partner of the new Las Vegas Arena currently under construction and owned by Las Vegas Arena Company partners AEG and MGM Resorts International. Schneider declined to disclose the value of its contract. The comprehensive agreement calls for Schneider Electric to design, install   …Continue Reading

How to Get CFO Buy-In for Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

A blog on Schneider Electric’s website says most CFOs see energy as a cost, not an investment, and it’s up to energy or facility managers to convince them differently. Energy and operational cost savings along with concern over energy price increases are the top reasons companies implement energy management software. It’s up to energy managers   …Continue Reading

Resolve to Improve Your Energy Data Management in 2015

Karen Henry

Schneider Electric’s blog provides 15 resolutions to help companies more effectively leverage their energy data to achieve energy goals: Measure. Make energy data management a priority, be disciplined in measurement and only track mission-critical data that drives effective reporting and action. Identify unique sites and data streams. Create a centralized inventory of energy data streams   …Continue Reading

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