Building Management

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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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 (Really Do!) Work in a Green Building

Shan Bates’ post on how a tenant could benefit from buildings systems integration struck a chord with me. It’s probably because it is what my Facilities team has been working… 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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How Collaboration Can Make Buildings Greener and Better

Collaboration has always been part of my DNA, from my early days as big sister; gathering the cousins around my brand new cassette tape recorder in Grandma’s bedroom on Christmas day… Read more »

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I Heart Green Buildings

The Twitterverse has been abuzz today with heart day topics from “How Sustainable is Your Valentine’s Day Candy?” and a Harvard Business Review “Ode to Leadership and Love.” In honor of… Read more »

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An energy bill that Congress can and should pass – The Hill's Congress Blog

An energy bill that Congress can and should pass – The Hill’s Congress Blog. Excellent article by our North American CEO, Chris Curtis.  Worth the full read to get the… Read more »

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What’s in a dashboard?

How do you know how fast you are going in your car? Your dashboard—of course—tells you! We see dashboards everywhere: in our cars, virtually every software program and throughout the… Read more »

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A New World of Cities: Redefining the Real Estate Investment Map, January 2012

I’m heading off next week to participate in an exciting event – the Jones Lang LaSalle Academy.  For this meeting, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) key business leaders, brokers and sales professionals from… 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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Gradually Raising the Safety Levels of Existing Residential Buildings

This is the final post of a three-part series addressing electrical safety non-compliance in older residential dwellings. In the first two posts, we looked at the high number of risks… Read more »

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Don’t Sweat Temperature Taking

The classic movie comedy had it right: some like it hot. But, that’s some, not all. So, it’s important to get the temperature right. That means it has to be… Read more »

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Coast to coast K12 schools find funding to do more with less

Across the country, many of America’s educators face similar problems: aging school buildings and a backlog of deferred maintenance, but little-to-no available funding to make the meaningful improvements necessary. Many… Read more »

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To (the Future) Mr. President: Our Energy Problem Won’t be Solved with Incomplete Equations

Our SVP of Government Affairs, Jim Pauley, recently shared his thoughts on energy and the election with AOL Energy. His argument urging the candidates to put as much emphasis on… Read more »

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How an EcoXpert Ensures the Maintenance and Continuity of Service

The cost versus efficiency challenge Nowadays, building management is highly challenged by cost optimization and efficiency at all levels. It has become necessary to optimise the CAPEX, by increasing the… Read more »

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Extending Energy Management Technology to the Developing World

So far in this series, I’ve talked about using a building energy management system, a BEMS, to make people more productive and comfortable by, for example, getting your BEMS and… Read more »

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How digitization delivers new levels of insight into power reliability and energy efficiency

This is the second in the blog post series, looking at how power distribution systems are becoming more intelligent and connected. These innovations are needed to take full advantage of… Read more »

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How new power distribution apps and services find risk and savings

This is the fourth in this blog post series, looking at how innovations in power distribution are helping facility teams take full advantage of trends in energy decarbonization, decentralization, and… Read more »

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Self-Consume or Export to the Grid?

What to do with photovoltaic renewable energy and why your decision matters. When you, as a facility manager or building owner, decide to reduce the energy consumption and environmental impact… 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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How to make your building —whether existing or new construction—net-zero energy

Buildings presently account for approximately 40% of the world’s energy consumption, and that figure is on the rise. Experts project that energy consumption in buildings will increase substantially in the… Read more »

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Greenbuild 2012 Day 3 [part 1]

This is part one of two, summarizing the Final Day of Greenbuild 2012. California Governor Jerry Brown kicked off the Greenbuild 2012 closing plenary. His speech was emphatic and impassioned. He… Read more »

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Hospital Fitness at the 2014 ASHE Annual Conference

Every year, the ASHE Annual Conference is “the event” for healthcare engineers to learn, network, and scope out new products and solutions that might benefit their hospitals. This year is… Read more »

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With a BMS (Building Management System), Get Greener and Improve Power Quality

It’s not easy being green, a point first made by a talking frog. Building owners and managers can become environmentally and financially greener by monitoring electricity and its usage. Doing… Read more »

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Multi-site Facility Management: The Challenges

In a perfect world, facility management would be seamless. And, multi-site facility management would be a piece of cake. Buildings would have optimized operations, energy would be consumed efficiently, occupant comfort would… Read more »

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How Does Commissioning Help You Earn an Energy-Efficient Building Certification?

We’ve already learned the financial case for commissioning (Cx), but that’s only part of what Cx can do for your bottom line. As you probably know, demand for energy-efficient building… Read more »

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Genentech: How One Company Made Retrofitting Work

Written by Guest Blogger, Richard Parapar Genentech is a pharmaceutical company best known for their groundbreaking cancer treatments. Their CCP1 facility— that is, their first large-scale cell culture production facility—… Read more »

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BEMS: Market Intro and Overview

Buildings are getting smarter. In this series, I’ll look at that, focusing on three key themes of technology, software and innovation. First, though, in this post I’ll examine overall market… Read more »

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Unifying EcoStruxure™ and Azure to Optimize Processes and People

Every day, a growing number of companies are integrating smart, IoT-connected devices, gaining the potential for more data and insight – and with it, smarter decision making. But, to enable… Read more »

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