Education/Research

Schools: Avoid Over- and Under-Conditioned Air

School’s out for summer. That’s been the subject of songs and videos, as well as cooking shows. But for facility managers school is effectively out – and in – year… Read more »

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Motivating Energy Savings through the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition

For more than 20 years, people across the United States have looked to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® program for guidance on how to save energy, save… Read more »

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Online Participation – The New (& key) Ingredient in the Marketing Mix

Whether you are a a marketer or not, chances are you might have heard of the 4 Ps of marketing – Product, Place, Price & Promotion. In fact this traditional… Read more »

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Easy Ways to Reduce Costs in K–12 IT Environments

Today we feature guest blogger, George Mitchell, IT Supervisor of Research and Development for Mobile (Ala.) County Public Schools. George writes about how school districts can respond to financial pressures… Read more »

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Personality Test: What Sort of Facility Manager Are You?

Managing a thriving facility is no mean feat. Whether you’re juggling space allocation or keeping maintenance in check, we already know you’re an extraordinary multi-tasker, but now we want to… Read more »

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So Will Prefab Cost Me More or Not?

There’s no question when it comes to prefabricated modular data centers, it offers real benefits in terms of speed of deployment, greater reliability, greater flexibility to scale, and improved predictability…. Read more »

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Driving Towards Simpler Data Centers

The Open Compute Project has helped to open up some much needed dialogue within the data center industry.  It is driving data center owners/managers toward simpler, more standardized, more efficient,… Read more »

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Twin Wins: See How Prop 39 Projects Achieve Environmental AND Economic Gains

When Prop 39 (Clean Energy Jobs Act) funding enabled the Snowline Joint Unified School District to tackle some long overdue facility upgrades, Mike Schene talked about the win in terms… Read more »

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Data Center Capital Cost Calculator 2.0 – Updated to Ensure Accuracy and Relevancy

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about TradeOff Tools, and this one in particular.  In my original blog about the Data Center Capital Cost Calculator, I provided some background… Read more »

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When Stuff Hits the Fan: Preparing for Emergencies in Data Centers

Data center operations and maintenance teams must be prepared to act swiftly and surely without warning. Unforeseen problems can lead to injury or downtime. Good preparation and process, however, can… Read more »

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The Role of Energy Managers Is Changing: Are You Prepared?

The changing energy management landscape has created the opportunity to use less and save more, but it’s also made energy management a much more complex job than even a few… Read more »

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Learn How to Calculate Your Data Center Power Requirements for Today and Tomorrow at Energy University

In my last post I discussed the free Schneider Electric Energy University course, “Calculating Total Cooling Requirements.” This time I thought I’d write about a companion course, “Calculating Total Power… Read more »

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About Energy Efficiency of Induction Motor Applications: Two Reasons to Choose a Variable Speed Drive (VSD).

Energy efficiency of an induction motor is a well established topic for academic as well as for industry. I will present in a series of posts on how VSD is… Read more »

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How the Internet of Things has changed the World Cup: From Vuvuzelas to Mind Control Exoskeletons…

Remember the Vuvuzelas from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa?  Those long plastic tubes that emitted a sound so deafening that the networks had to adjust the sound from… Read more »

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Customer Feedback on Our Data Center Reference Designs

Schneider Electric offers a fantastic project planning tool called Data Center Reference Designs. And just like our industry recognized white papers and TradeOff Tools, it’s totally free and easy to… Read more »

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Prove Your Data Center Knowledge: Get Certified Through Energy University

Certifications have long held value in IT circles, helping practitioners prove they know their way around everything from Cisco routers to Microsoft Windows operating systems. Typically, though, getting certified in… Read more »

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INFOGRAPHIC: How it Works, the Solar Decathlon Microgrid

In my previous post you learned that the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges 20 collegiate teams from around the world to design, build and… Read more »

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INFOGRAPHIC: Providing Universal Access to Energy

Access to energy is a basic human right, but did you know… Learn more about Schneider Electric’s Access to Energy program  

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Go to School on DCIM at Energy University

If you are among the data center managers who used first-generation physical infrastructure management tools but came away unimpressed, you owe it to yourself to take another look. Today’s data… Read more »

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Behind the Accolades: What Makes Energy University an Award-Winning Educational Program

  Schneider Electric’s free online education program, Energy University was recently recognized with the prestigious Sustainable Energy Europe Award, presented during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014 by the European… Read more »

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Facts & Stats – Global Warming 101

For several reasons it’s so important for organizations to do their part in helping to solve the energy dilemma – corporate social responsibility, reduced operational spending, public pressure, etc. But… Read more »

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Prove Your Data Center Knowledge: Get Certified Through Energy University

Certifications have long held value in IT circles, helping practitioners prove they know their way around everything from Cisco routers to Microsoft Windows operating systems. Typically, though, getting certified in… Read more »

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Money talks. Are you listening?

We listen attentively when it comes to our personal investments – negotiating the purchase price of our homes, choosing retirement accounts, or waiting for a big sale. For most people,… Read more »

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10 Things YOU can do to Support Gender Equality

“You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its Women” A world of gender parity can only be achieved with the active participation of all… Read more »

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INFOGRAPHIC: What does it take to compete in the Solar Decathlon?

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges 20 collegiate teams from around the world to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. This year for the first time ever, the competition will take place at Orange County Great Park

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The Role of Energy Managers Is Changing: Are You Prepared?

The changing energy management landscape has created the opportunity to use less and save more, but it’s also made energy management a much more complex job than even a few… Read more »

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Universities studying up on building data analytics

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s higher education institutions spend $14 billion annually on energy consumption—an expense that continues to rise while their budgets shrink. Universities are… Read more »

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Creating “social behavior” in a PLC

Today, technology gives us a great opportunity to communicate to others quickly and no matter where we are, and that’s one of the most important accomplishments if we consider communications throughout our human history…. Read more »

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Go to School On How to Keep Your Data Center Cool

When building or renovating a data center, choosing the appropriate cooling system is obviously a big decision point, one that has a direct impact on how well your IT systems… Read more »

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Healthcare Education for Facility Managers & their teams at no charge – CEU Credits from ASHE

As we begin the new school year and universities, high schools and grammar schools across the US are full of students beginning their classes, I am reminded about what we… Read more »

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