Education/Research

Denison University F.W. Olin Science Hall’s Energy Efficiency Transformation

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s higher education institutions spend almost $14 billion annually on energy – and those costs are expected to climb. Coupled with constrained… Read more »

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Running on Full When Trying to Meet Escalating Demand

There’s no shortage of ways data impacts our businesses and lives—driving data center efficiencies to reduce energy consumption and cost—but unfortunately many data center managers are running into capacity shortfalls… 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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Who doesn’t want a better learning experience for their children? I know I do!

When I think about the educational experience my children are getting each day, I think about the things I can do to contribute. For instance, the lunch I packed for… Read more »

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Why Today’s Robots Are Boring

For decades, robots have been cool. Sony’s robotic dog called Aibo would let people experience animal companionship without the mess. Honda had a small humanoid robot called Asimo. Say “Danger,… 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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Video: Behind the Scenes of Energy University

In a previous post, I discussed how Schneider Electric’s free online education program, Energy University was recently recognized with the prestigious Sustainable Energy Europe Award, presented during the 2014 EU… Read more »

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How To Ensure Your Data Center Cooling System Can Ride Out a Power Failure

Most data centers have some sort of backup power plan to protect IT equipment in the event of a power outage. Typically it involves the use of uninterruptible power supplies… Read more »

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Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center Cost Calculator – A tool to illustrate the cost differences

The latest in our TradeOff Tool collection is the Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center Cost Calculator, which can be an important tool during the planning phase of a data center… Read more »

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Infographic: What Makes Energy University an Award-winning Education Program

As explained in a previous post, 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… Read more »

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How the Data Center Can Be a Top Recruiting Tool in Higher Education

Forty-two percent of college students use two or more mobile devices during a typical school day. For those who use three or more devices — such as a smartphone, tablet… 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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Protect Your Wiring Closets Against Excessive Heat When Adding Power over Ethernet

Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology can significantly reduce the amount of cabling required to support networking and data center environments, translating into cost savings, greater freedom regarding the location of… Read more »

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Guidelines Open the Door to More Free Data Center Cooling

No matter where you are on the planet, chances are you can be taking advantage of more “free” cooling than you currently are – in many cases, it’s all the… Read more »

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Learn What Makes for an Energy Efficient HVAC System at Energy University

Any facilities manager or data center operator knows that cooling accounts for a large chunk of annual operating expenses. It only makes sense, then, to understand how to build and… 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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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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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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Why Today’s Robots Are Boring

For decades, robots have been cool. Sony’s robotic dog called Aibo would let people experience animal companionship without the mess. Honda had a small humanoid robot called Asimo. Say “Danger,… 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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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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Place your bets! Is the solar industry emerging or maturing?

In theory, every emerging industry moves through the stages of the Consolidation Curve (Harvard Business Review, 2002) as it becomes a mature industry. Know where your industry lies on the… Read more »

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Video: Behind the Scenes of Energy University

In a previous post, I discussed how Schneider Electric’s free online education program, Energy University was recently recognized with the prestigious Sustainable Energy Europe Award, presented during the 2014 EU… 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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Guidelines Open the Door to More Free Data Center Cooling

No matter where you are on the planet, chances are you can be taking advantage of more “free” cooling than you currently are – in many cases, it’s all the… 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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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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How the Data Center Can Be a Top Recruiting Tool in Higher Education

Forty-two percent of college students use two or more mobile devices during a typical school day. For those who use three or more devices — such as a smartphone, tablet… Read more »

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Get Up to Speed on Data Center Facility Modules at Energy University

Schneider Electric has long been bullish on the concept of data center facility modules, and with good reason. They are faster to deploy than traditional data center build-outs and deliver… 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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