Residential

The case for Intelligent Sensors and Better Algorithms

If sensors and the building management system are used and well-maintained, managers can save energy and improve building sustainability. Conversely, bad sensors can lead to severe deviations in building performance. The… Read more »

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How should you protect your at-Home Digital Experience? Find out with APC by Schneider Electric’s New Interactive Infographic

Life is on and you need your home network 24/7 According to Gartner Research, the typical US home has up to 10 internet-enabled devices including PCs, Laptops, Smart Phones, Tablets,… Read more »

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3 Things to Check Before You Leave The Office Today

How to Prepare for Big Storms and Probable Power Outages Over 60 Million Americans are in the path of this week’s blizzard. The National Weather Service and the news media… Read more »

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Best Electrician – Tell a story to grow your business

If you’re a top, confident electrician you’re creative. You’re a storyteller. You have a fund of tales from all walks of life and your own personal experience. Use them. How… Read more »

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Measuring the ROI of Demand Management for Utilities

If we want to think about the positive effects of demand management, let’s consider what happens to a utility on a local level when there is no demand management program:… Read more »

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Best Electrician – The extra something is a solution not a device

The big electrical equipment manufacturing companies today – like the one I work for – are increasingly producing integrated solutions. They are the “extra something” confident electricians propose when they… Read more »

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Demand management: Strategies for building engagement with customers

To many utility customers, suggesting a demand management or energy efficiency program will generate a scenario along these lines: “I come home after a hard day. It’s 97º outside and… Read more »

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Best Electrician – Learning more, earning more

As a good electrician’s reputation grows, so does his (her) business. So, too, do his (her) self-confidence and experience. Increasingly, he (or she) is able to work on his (her)… Read more »

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Low Oil Prices and US Gasoline Demand Elasticity

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices A more than 30% drop in the US retail gasoline price average from the end of June to mid-December has… Read more »

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Developing Infrastructure to Pursue Voluntary and Active Demand Management Programs

For a few years now, utilities have been dabbling with ways to help customers engage in their energy consumption habits better so they understand how power is delivered and how… Read more »

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For Auld Lang Syne: Top 10 Data Center Blogs of 2015

As a chorus of “Auld Lang Syne” resounds at the stroke of midnight every December 31, many people wonder what these obscure words really mean. Well, they are an homage… Read more »

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A day in the life of an Electric Vehicle Driver

Since I bought my electric vehicle, my popularity has soared. People are always stopping me to ask questions about my electric vehicle – especially what I have to do to… Read more »

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Stay online when the power goes out. Personalized recommendations for back-up power in your home

The network is critical to the way we live, work, and entertain ourselves. That’s why it’s essential to stay connected to your digital life, even when the power goes out…. Read more »

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The Digital Transformation Has Arrived

The digital transformation is here. There will be over 2 billion smartphones on the planet next year. Every minute, 72 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube. Over 1.5 trillion… Read more »

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Best Electrician – Tell a story to grow your business

If you’re a top, confident electrician you’re creative. You’re a storyteller. You have a fund of tales from all walks of life and your own personal experience. Use them. How… Read more »

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Have you talked to your “connected” home lately?

“Oh, if these walls could talk”…who hasn’t wished that at times?  Well now they can!  And they’ll tell you things you need to know! Your home tells you there’s a… 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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Best Electrician – Goes Beyond Customer Expectations

All you electricians out there, what do you think makes a good electrician? Not an easy question to answer when you consider how many hundreds and thousands of you are… Read more »

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IoT in the Real World … How Can Mobile Apps Help Us Connect?

Note: This is the first in a series of blogs about the functionality and potential of custom end user apps for nontechnical owners or managers of commercial buildings. With the… Read more »

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‘Is this a Smart Home?’ 7 reasons why this’ll be your next question when buying a home

Change is the only constant – this statement might be a cliche, but there’s a change which is going to transform the way you’ll look at homes. Increasing pressure and… Read more »

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Building Gender Equality ― a Sensible Choice for any Company

Schneider Electric employs more than 170,000 people and it’s my job as CEO to help ensure it’s a great place to work – for everyone. One of the ways to… Read more »

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How to realize dreams of the future – today! Plan for intelligent future-safety with KNX

Many of us are dreaming of an intelligent home. There are several visions of the future illustrated in many science-fiction movies. This we would also like to have today: the… Read more »

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In Advance of Hurricane Season, It’s Time to Conduct a UPS Checkup

According to the National Weather Service, hurricane season begins on May 15 for the Pacific and on June 1 for the Atlantic – mere weeks away. Given the various weather… Read more »

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It’s all about Running Marathons and Conserving Energy

Part 1: Know your starting point This blog series is about training for a marathon and how a less-than-athletic, self-proclaimed sustainability & intelligent energy evangelist relates energy waste to sore… Read more »

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Back Up Your Backup!

Natural disasters are on a constant rise. There were at least 296 natural disasters recorded globally in 2013, with our region contributing the highest number. As Singapore is close to… Read more »

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Six Types of Power Disturbances That Can Trip Up Your IT Systems

A study by the Electric Power Research Institute found that businesses lose between $104 billion and $164 billion per year due to power interruptions, and another $15 billion to $24… Read more »

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Weather Data: A Powerful Tool for Consumer and Utilities Alike

It’s not difficult to get weather reports these days, with any number of smart phone apps putting the information at your fingertips. So, at first glance, it may not seem… Read more »

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Important Note for Generator Owners on the Two Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

This week is the two year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, one of the most destructive natural disasters in our country’s history.  This devastating hurricane ultimately resulted in an estimated $65… Read more »

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Low Oil Prices and US Gasoline Demand Elasticity

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices A more than 30% drop in the US retail gasoline price average from the end of June to mid-December has… Read more »

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How Utilities Can Glean More Value from their Data

To become more effective at marketing, utilities would do well to follow the lead of Internet giants like Amazon. Amazon does a great job at suggesting products you may want… Read more »

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