Carol LaRosa

Carol LaRosa

Carol LaRosa is a global strategic communications manager at Schneider Electric. After working with some of the most well-known US consumer and B2B brands at New England’s largest marketing firms, Carol launched her own marcom company. Here her interest and passion evolved to the future of our planet and what individuals, as well as business enterprises, can and must do to make a difference. She believes Schneider Electric is the perfect place to combine profession with personal commitment. In her free time, Carol can be found bicycling or kayaking around her island home, exploring historic sites and landscapes, and cultivating a hobby in textile arts.

Achieving Zero Net Energy Buildings

I’m fascinated with the idea of buildings that are energy neutral, meaning the renewable energy they generate is enough to meet their energy consumption needs. Also known as zero net… Read more »

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Embedded Power Management in Action

By now, the features of power management – specifically power management that’s embedded in a building management system – are clear. If a refresher is needed, take a look at… Read more »

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Meet The Edge, The World’s Most Sustainable Building

To catch a glimpse of the office of the future, check out The Edge in Amsterdam, a sustainable building that is not only a really inviting place to work, but… Read more »

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Elements of Power … Power Management for Buildings

This is the second post in The Impact of Power Management on Building Performance and Energy Costs series. In a recent post, I discussed the idea of adding power management… Read more »

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Empower Building Performance with Power Management

This is the first post in the The Impact of Power Management on Building Performance and Energy Costs series. Power management systems are often used in facilities such as hospitals… Read more »

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The Butterfly Effect and Smart Buildings: Arming Facility Managers with Data to Build Business Success

In a recent post my colleague brought up the concept of the butterfly effect – the idea that small events can have large consequences – and how it’s illustrated in… Read more »

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Denison University F.W. Olin Science Hall’s Energy Efficiency Transformation

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s higher education institutions spend almost $14 billion annually on energy – and those costs are expected to climb. Coupled with constrained… Read more »

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Sprawling Utah School District Gains Control Over Energy Use and Cuts Costs by 7%

School districts have demanding requirements when it comes to energy use. When school is in session, buildings need to be well-lit and comfortable no matter the outdoor temperature. After school… Read more »

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Save up to 20% on building maintenance and energy costs with the right strategy

Building owners invest significant resources in environmental and building control systems—for most, that means one-third of the operations budget, almost as much they spend on energy. The question is, where… Read more »

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What does it really take to achieve LEED Platinum Certification?

Not all organizations choose to enact green practices in their buildings. And among those organizations that do adopt green building practices, only a few aim to achieve LEED Platinum Certification…. Read more »

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