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A 3-Part Solution to PUE Calculations

Energy efficiency is always top of mind with data centers operators and is oftentimes a component of business goals. In an article for Data Center Knowledge, I articulated “How to… Read more »

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UPS for Manufacturing Applications : Is it the right decision?

Manufacturing over the years is undergoing massive changes. More and more markets are opening up, labour costs are going up very fast in developing countries and at the other hand… Read more »

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Municipalities and Schools Discover Hidden Benefits of Sustainability Planning

Recently, Dallas County, Texas, embarked on a $43 million sustainability plan that county Judge Clay Jenkins believes is a powerful economic driver for the community. For Texas’ second largest county,… 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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Survey says? Higher Education Facility Leaders want Energy Efficiency

Aging infrastructure, rising energy costs and reduced budgets are major issues affecting facilities across a multitude of industries. The higher education market is especially impacted as shrinking funding and valuable… Read more »

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Today’s Lesson Plan: The Evolution from Pinocchio to Wireless Technology in K-12 Schools

Who would have thought that a puppet, magically brought to life, would offer sound advice for upgrading primary/K-12 schools? Well, Pinocchio did just that when he sang about going string-less…. 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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Old School Meets New Trends: Grappling with Innovation’s Institutional Tension

My first boss drove an elegant midnight blue Jaguar. He would occasionally “let” me take it for a spin (to the car wash or mechanic for him, but still). On… Read more »

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An Alternative to Building Management Systems for Smarter, Safer, and More Efficient Schools

There’s an old recipe for educational success – the basics of any educational foundation. It’s known as the three “Rs” … Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic. Well, I’d like to add… Read more »

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BEMS (Building Energy Management Systems) Provide Critical Compliance Data to Facility Managers

Most facility managers (fms) are well aware of the environmental impact of their buildings. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, buildings account for 39% of carbon dioxide (CO2)… Read more »

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Energy University: Helping Advance Careers with Education and Certification

  At the Xperience Efficiency 2013 event in early June in Washington, D.C., Schneider Electric announced that its Energy University program now has more than 350,000 registered users. At the… Read more »

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IT Careers: 20 Years in – Still the Best Option

Software Developer is No. 3 on the U.S. News & World Report top 100 jobs list; computer systems analyst is No. 7; information security analyst No. 8 and web developer… Read more »

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Mastering the Science (and Art) of Building Control Sensors

We all know the drill. One person in your cubicle farm is either always too cold or too hot and ends up commandeering the thermostat, forcing everyone else to work… Read more »

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Meeting Millennial Expectations – How Schneider Electric Creates Meaningful Societal Value

Today, more than ever, countries and the organizations that exist within them are grappling with widening generational gaps on a variety of topics including economic, technological, and social responsibility. These… Read more »

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How to Save Up to 50% on Your Pump or Fan Installation

Picture yourself driving your family sedan down a windy country road. Now picture that you have no control over the gas pedal—it is always fully to the floor—and the only… Read more »

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Stay Connected to Content with the Schneider Electric White Paper App

Schneider Electric’s fact-based white papers have proved to be a popular feature of the company’s online content, with millions of downloads to date. Now white paper access has gone mobile… Read more »

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4 Effects that Server Virtualization Can Have on Data Center Infrastructure

It’s well understood that virtualization technology has enabled IT groups to take great strides in increasing the utilization rate, scalability and flexibility of their servers. What’s more, it is the… Read more »

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Energy University Tackles Data Center Reference Designs

We’ve covered the topic of data center reference designs previously on this blog, notably in this post and video from Neil Rasmussen, where he talks about the key elements and… Read more »

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When Building a New Data Center, Don’t Skimp on Commissioning

When you build a new data center, chances are you’ll be using components from various vendors, maybe CRAC/CRAH units from one vendors, power components from another, fire suppression systems from… Read more »

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The Green Grid’s Data Center Maturity Model Can Delivery Big Energy Savings

Something rather remarkable has happened over the course of the last year at The Green Grid  (TGG) that anyone who owns and operates a data center ought to know about…. Read more »

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Pondering New Year’s Resolutions? Get Inspired by Our Award-Winning Project with Salem Community College

As I look back on 2015, so many of our projects fill me with pride. One project in particular earned accolades not just in my book, but also from the… Read more »

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How Schneider Electric is learning from startups

Innovation is all around us. Innovation is in our cars. It’s is in our phones. It’s even in the coffee shops we visit for the free wifi. Companies like Tesla… Read more »

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Green Owners

Both Schneider Electric and HKS, Inc. have had the great opportunity to work on project for a very green owner – the University of North Texas (UNT). UNT’s commitment to sustainability encourages… Read more »

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Municipalities and Schools Discover Hidden Benefits of Sustainability Planning

Recently, Dallas County, Texas, embarked on a $43 million sustainability plan that county Judge Clay Jenkins believes is a powerful economic driver for the community. For Texas’ second largest county,… Read more »

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Bringing Clarity to Modular Data Center Architectures

Anyone who pays even scant attention to data center issues has no doubt been hearing the term “modular” with increasingly greater frequency, and with good reason. As we’ve covered previously,… Read more »

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Changes you MIGHT see in the next Electrical Code for batteries and other energy storage systems

In the current National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-2014), if you want to find information about energy storage devices such as batteries, capacitors, fuel cells, etc., you probably need a search… 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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Learn How to Deploy High-Density Pods in a Low Density Data Center

Server technology continues to improve, packing more power in smaller packages. While that’s great for IT, it can create challenges for data centers that may be ill prepared to house… Read more »

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Webcast explains electrical contractors’ role in secure power for today’s “digitized” economy

Because of rapid growth in digitization, electrical contractors need to be prepared to apply the appropriate level of power protection to smart assets that might be spread far and wide… Read more »

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How to Save Up to 50% on Your Pump or Fan Installation

Picture yourself driving your family sedan down a windy country road. Now picture that you have no control over the gas pedal—it is always fully to the floor—and the only… Read more »

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