Building Management

Energy University—Free Education!

  Looking for ways to improve energy efficiency measures in your organization or building? Need to do this without substantial cost increases? If so, you should explore Energy University, a… Read more »

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Connecting Shenzhen VIPs to Boston’s Genzyme Center SME – priceless

Just over a week ago, I had the pleasure of co-hosting a visit to Genzyme Center for a delegation of 15 officials and business professionals from Shenzhen, including Vice Mayor Mr.Tang… Read more »

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Should you focus on phantom power losses?

The other day I was talking to an administrator who is quite concerned about the energy waste across the college campus he manages. The example he kept going back to… Read more »

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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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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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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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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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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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How energy storage makes smart buildings leaner and greener

This is the fourth in a series of posts discussing the recent report from industry analyst Verdantix titled ‘Schneider Electric Innovates To Lower Cost Of Smart Buildings’. So far, we’ve… Read more »

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CiscoLive! US 2012 Comes to an End

CiscoLive! US came to a close Thursday, the first beautifully sunny day this week amidst milder temperatures. The ending keynote featured the overwhelmingly attendee demanded Mythbusters. The inspiring talk from Adam Savage… 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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CiscoLive! US a Look Back

“Nothing is future proof but with leadership and values like this it is as close as you can be,” said Cisco CEO, John Chambers in his keynote presentation. Cisco’s innovation, technology… Read more »

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CiscoLive!, The World of Solutions Opens

CiscoLive! really started to pick up today with the majority of attendees arriving. Early morning shuttles were packed, as were the registration and dining areas. Attendees lined up 30 minutes early for the… Read more »

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Wednesday at CiscoLive: The Cloud, Security, and EnergyWise™

Wednesday threatened rain early in San Diego but the weather looked up, slightly overcast by conference time. Again, attendees lined up over 30 minutes early for the highly anticipated keynote… Read more »

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Valves Deserve Some TLC

The purpose of a building management system is to control and adjust the environmental systems to achieve a desired state while minimizing energy consumption. Variables such as changing occupancy, load… Read more »

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Go with the Flow to Select the Right Valve

Sometimes you have to go with the flow. When it comes to fluids, it’s the job of a valve to make things go or stop. But, valves do more than… Read more »

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CiscoLive! US Begins

Registration opened late yesterday at the San Diego Convention Center but it was Sunday that saw the influx of attendees as the first sessions were hosted in the morning. Cisco Staff… Read more »

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10 Ways this 5-Star Partner Program Enables Growth for Technology Providers

EcoXpert partners not only have a deep understanding of the industry trends that are affecting business operations and business performance, but the expertise to tackle them. Megatrends such as IoT,… Read more »

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Save Energy and Boost Educational Spending

How to do more with less. That’s today’s lesson. For the second part of the equation, we turn to the National Association of State Budget Officers, which says that K-12… Read more »

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World Backup Day is March 31st… Is Your Building Management System Protected?

The world generates a massive amount of data. According to a study by IDC, we broke the zettabyte barrier back in 2011. Each year, we’re generating over 1.8 zettabytes of… Read more »

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Buildings and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a lot of attention these days. There are some eye popping reasons for that – billions and trillions of them. The first is… Read more »

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The Internet of (Every) Thing Pumps Up Building Energy Management Systems

My last post in this series on the emergence of building energy management systems (BEMS) looked at the digital hub – arguably the most essential component in a smarter building…. Read more »

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VERGE Cities 2.0 Event – Great insights!

Hopefully you managed to listen to the VERGE Cities 2.0 webcast on Wednesday 18th July. It was a great event, discovering why we are all talking so much about the… Read more »

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How can an integrated healthcare infrastructure improve patient safety?

The statistics are staggering: According the World Health Organization, 1 in 10 patients is harmed while receiving care in even the most advanced hospitals. The National Center for Missing and… Read more »

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Interoperability is More than Integration

Imagine you’re a customer and you buy two products from Schneider Electric that come from two different business units. Maybe they’re both cooling systems, one from our Buildings unit and… Read more »

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Preventing Problems In Data Centers

Performing a data center facility “check-up” every three to five years is essential to assess and manage such dynamic factors as load growth, changes in types of loads supported, equipment… Read more »

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DCIM and ITSM; What have the Romans done for us and shameless promotion of some facts

A recent article by David Chernicoff called “When DCIM met ITSM” prompted me to start writing the blog about ITSM I’d been promising myself for some while now. But having… Read more »

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The Value of Comprehensive Seismic Design; a Stitch in Time…

Does seismic mitigation work? It’s a good question and one that demands a clear answer. But during a recent stakeholder workshop I attended for a seismic hazard map update, for a… Read more »

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