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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Connected Campus: Meeting Students’ No. 1 Priority with Edge Solutions

To stay alive, human beings need air, food and water. If you are college student, add to this list of vital resources Internet access. That’s right, college students surveyed think… 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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Summer is Here: Learn How to Maintain Proper Data Center Humidity at Energy University

As we enter the summer months here in the U.S., we’re likely to experience a phenomenon that many of us simply dread: excessive humidity. While humidity can put a damper… Read more »

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What leads and drags the world are not machines, but ideas

“What leads and drags the world are not machines, but ideas”. Victor Hugo The university is the principle behind all concepts of freedom; freedom of thought and of expression. A… 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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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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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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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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