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Should we abolish Earth Day? That’s absurd.

I was sitting in a conference room last week discussing our upcoming blog topics, and I was asked if I could write a blog entry on Earth Day or Earth… Read more »

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Earth Day in Europe

  I write this blog more than 4,500 miles from home from the Schneider Electric office in Maidenhead, England. While in the UK, it’s been exciting to see how London… Read more »

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Podcast: Close-coupled Cooling Delivers Big Energy Savings

If you run a small- to medium-sized data center, here’s a way you may be able to save about 20% on your cooling system energy bill: implement close-coupled cooling. Close-coupled… Read more »

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Conspiracy Theories and Facts: AC versus DC update

I thought it might be worthwhile to give an update regarding the ongoing debate of AC versus DC in data centers since I posted my last blog on January 30th…. Read more »

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Earth Day 2012

Earth Day 2012 is this upcoming Sunday April 22nd, and I am celebrating it with two activities here in Dallas. The first is Earth Day Dallas. The planning committee is hoping… Read more »

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AOL Wins Server Roundup Contest, Saves $5 Million by Getting Rid of Old Servers

We talk a lot in this blog about energy efficiency and how to use techniques ranging from containment systems to economizer mode and DCIM tools to help wring every bit… Read more »

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The Smart Grid for Water

  Energy is rightfully top of mind for building professionals, and it should be with its cost and environmental impact. Looking at buildings specifically, which consume about 40% of primary… Read more »

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Podcast: Implementing a Low-Cost Energy Management Process in Your Data Center

“Many data centers use much more energy that they need to,” says Soeren Brogaard Jensen, VP Enterprise Software at Schneider Electric. But historically, data center managers have tended to be… Read more »

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Les Alchimistes Vert

The moon and the stars have aligned with National Poetry Month in April, and National Architecture Week this week—inspiring a unique contest.  If you are inspired, there are a few… Read more »

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Healthy Ingredients for a Green Building

For my first blog for Schneider Electric, I’d like to write about creating healthier building environments.  How many of you, while at the grocery store, always look at the box… Read more »

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eBOLs: Fact, Fiction and Future

Remember the not-so-good-old-days when most of our time was consumed by long paper trails and error-filled BOLs? They got damaged. They were late. They got lost. They were difficult to… Read more »

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Sleep Easy – Improve Patient Satisfaction with Better Environment Control

The advent of the internet and increased reliance on technology has driven a change in social behavior. Consumers expect more, and they expect it now. Healthcare is no different. Patients… Read more »

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Allocating Data Center Energy Costs and Carbon to IT Users

Data centers typically waste energy in a number of ways, in large part because historically they have been designed with reliability and capacity as top priorities, leaving efficiency to take… Read more »

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Electrical Switchboard Manufacturing: Preparation Before Assembly

Careful evaluation before actual construction begins can avoid surprise problems later in the process. Building a switchboard should be a thoroughly planned activity. There are four main points that should… Read more »

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Creating Leaders for Better Tomorrows

Written by guest blogger Iram Shah, SVP Customer Transformation Today, I am honored to receive the Chancellor Excellence Award and speak at the East-West University scholarship dinner to address a topic that… Read more »

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How circular economy thinking offers a more focused approach to recycling

In our previous post, we discussed how we are developing ways to reuse some of our products, following one of the 5R ways to move toward a circular economy. In… Read more »

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Market Pulse: Challenges and Trends in Colocation

In such a dynamic and ever-changing industry, it’s important to hear from our customers about their quickly evolving challenges and learn more about the trends they’re seeing in their customers’… Read more »

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Family Leave: Inclusion in Practice

People talk about tolerance in this world. They talk about how important it is to be tolerant of each other etc. I disagree. Tolerance, to my mind,  is just a… Read more »

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Choosing an Environmentally Friendly Partner Makes Electrical Contractors Green Too

There are many reasons why an electrical contractor makes a commitment to become environmentally friendly, from business opportunities to personal values. Choosing a partner committed to the same green principles… Read more »

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Remote maintenance: Early diagnosis of problems without breaking your travel budget

Wouldn’t it be nice to fix an equipment problem without having to dispatch field personnel to faraway remote locations? Thanks to recent advances in technology, the concept of remote maintenance… Read more »

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Keeping up with the Evolution of Buildings Part 3 – Buildings of the Future

This is the third and final in a series of posts discussing the evolution of building technology. We covered the major trends driving buildings of the past and the present… Read more »

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Why Closing the Gap Between Scheduling and Operations is a Value Booster

By: Rachel K. Carson, MarCom Intern for Process Industries Albert Einstein once said, “Strive not to be of success, but rather to be of value.” Value is incredibly important because it… Read more »

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What is DMaaS?

*September 25th update: StruxureOn was re-branded to EcoStruxure IT. Fast moving change requires an agile response. Not something that the traditionally conservative data center sector has often been able to… Read more »

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5 Questions to Ask in a Serialization Journey

In a prior blog post I discussed how serialization in the world of prescription drugs provides end-to-end product integrity as it tracks and authenticates each change of ownership of the product… Read more »

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Facing Pressure to Build Fast and Cut Costs, Data Center Owners Turn to Prefab and DCIM

After attending the Datacloud Europe event in Monaco last month, my #1 take-away is that many of the technologies that have been promoted in the industry have become standard practice… Read more »

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Keep transportation operations on track with medium voltage switchgear maintenance

There are few things more frustrating than transportation disruptions — whether it’s a brief delay that adds a few minutes to your morning commute or a major transportation interruption that… Read more »

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10 Reasons Why Integrated Planning and Optimization Solutions are Key to Mining Operational Success

By: Rachel K. Carson, MarCom Intern for Process Industries Today’s mining commodities world is ever changing. As production costs are steadily increasing and operations are expected to be lightning fast and… Read more »

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Becoming a Modern Financial Services Data Center

The rate with which financial markets fluctuate, consumer expectations rise and unexpected competitors appear makes for dynamic industry conditions, so financial services data centers need to be dynamic as well…. Read more »

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Changing IT Landscape Drives Need for Scalable, Efficient Power Protection

Third platform technologies and big data are core drivers of converged infrastructure, pre-configured systems, optimization and virtualization. In turn, all are driving dramatic changes to how IT is provisioned, deployed… Read more »

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Mid-Year Market Report: Renewables Show No Signs of Slowdown

Heading into 2017, there was tremendous speculation about how the incoming U.S. administration would impact energy policy and development, and particularly the ramifications on worldwide renewables investment and deployment. Mid-year,… Read more »

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