Shan Bates

Shan Bates

Shan Bates was globally responsible for internal communications within Schneider Electric's Buildings Division. A LEED® AP, Bates aligned her experience in building management and solutions marketing with a passion for sustainability to lead, develop, and execute on the internal employee communication strategy. Ms. Bates has a BBA in Marketing from Baylor University and serves as Social Media Chair for the North Texas US Green Building Council.

Surviving the Summer Heat Wave with Smart Energy Consumption

This week’s weather headlines are downright scary: the Weather Channel warns of the “Dangerous Situation on Tap for Southwest” and CNN notes that “Heat Scorches One Part of US.” My… Read more »


The Good Old Days at University

At a charity event this past weekend, I had the pleasure to meet an 18-year-old relative of a good friend. This teenager was in her senior year at an American… Read more »

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Energy Management: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

The buzz at Schneider Electric right now centers on the Paris Marathon, of which we just became the title sponsor. Many of my colleagues are training to complete the full… Read more »

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Hotel Genius

I like to think of myself as a frequent traveler: more than 35 countries visited, at the top of a few airline status lists, and with a fail-safe packing strategy…. Read more »


Goodbye, Green Buildings

I’ve been a self-proclaimed green buildings dork since 2006, when I lived in one of the most sustainable cities in the US—Seattle—and learned the joys of efficient public transportation and… Read more »

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Go Green in the City

For the second year in a row, I have had the pleasure to be a part of Go Green in the City, an international case challenge for university students. Last… Read more »


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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EE Global 2012

The Alliance to Save Energy welcomed energy efficiency evangelists from around the world to EE Global, what they call “the crème de la crème of energy efficiency conferences.”  Schneider Electric… Read more »

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I Manage a Green Building

My last blog was about working in a green building, where occupants see values such as easy card access to the building and EV charging station, direct interaction with the… Read more »

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I Work in a Green Building

As a member of Schneider Electric’s Green Buildings team (and an active member in my local USGBC chapter), I try to exemplify sustainable practices in my professional and personal life…. Read more »

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