Sustainability

Importance of Measuring Energy Use

When the monthly utility bill comes, the CFO simply sees is another bill to be paid. Energy is just another operating expense…or is it? An increasing number of international companies… Read more »

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What is Smart Grid? Distributech wants to know.

The just concluded Consumer Electronics Show was a massive showcase of cool new ways to use electricity. It is unlikely the attendees and exhibitors thought of it that way, though… Read more »

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How eBay Used PUE to Get Free Cooling in the Desert

Lots of companies are now using the Green Grid’s Power Usage Effectiveness metric to assess their power use and try to improve efficiency, and I applaud them for it. But… Read more »

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From Case Study to Mainstream – Barriers and Enablers on the Path to Smart, High Performance Buildings

Watch Melissa O’Mara lead a panel discussion “From Case Study to Mainstream – Barriers and Enablers on the Path to Smart, High Performance Buildings” featuring David Eijdai, Weidt Group twgi.com, and Net Zero Court; Tim… Read more »

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Advancing Standards in the Built Environment

As my colleague Melissa O’Mara recently wrote, energy efficiency standards are crucial in the journey to achieving high performing buildings. Codes and Standards such as the IECC and ASHRAE Standards… Read more »

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Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency

A pivotal tool of modern business and government is the advanced data center.  You want the data center to be advanced, to have capabilities to deliver all the tools of… Read more »

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SCC’s World Standards Day Highlights Benefits of Energy Efficiency Standardization

Standards help drive innovation and new technology within the energy efficiency sector. This crucial message was delivered to 150 World Standards Day (WSD) 2012 participants in Ottawa October 12. The… Read more »

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Greenbuild 2012 Day 3 [part 1]

This is part one of two, summarizing the Final Day of Greenbuild 2012. California Governor Jerry Brown kicked off the Greenbuild 2012 closing plenary. His speech was emphatic and impassioned. He… Read more »

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Greenbuild 2012 Day 2

See all GreenBuild 2012 posts.   One of the high points of Day 2 was the Women in Green Power Breakfast. How many meetings start with the animated reading of a… Read more »

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Greenbuild 2012 Day 1

See all GreenBuild 2012 posts. This year’s 30,000 attendee GreenBuild2012 conference started today in San Francisco, California. The opening plenary was packed as the Mayor of San Francisco, Edwin M. Lee… Read more »

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Advancing Standards in the Built Environment

As my colleague Melissa O’Mara recently wrote, energy efficiency standards are crucial in the journey to achieving high performing buildings. Codes and Standards such as the IECC and ASHRAE Standards… Read more »

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Raise your hand if you like energy prosperity

“The power just went out and I didn’t save that last document!” Does this sound familiar?  We live in a world that is increasingly reliant on energy – global electricity… Read more »

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Four Strategies for Modernizing Aging Buildings

Aging Facilities Part 3: Four Effective Strategies for Modernization This is the third blog in a series of four that discuss the challenges of aging buildings, including the demands of… Read more »

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I Work in a Green Building

As a member of Schneider Electric’s Green Buildings team (and an active member in my local USGBC chapter), I try to exemplify sustainable practices in my professional and personal life…. Read more »

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Moorfields Eye Hospital: Improving Facility Visibility with EcoStruxure™ for Healthcare

Moorfields Eye Hospital was founded in 1805, and today is the oldest ophthalmic hospital in Europe. This world-class hospital supports a staff of 2,300 people, and thousands of patients each… Read more »

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Tools, Data, Behavior: The Key to Energy Efficiency

See all GreenBuild 2012 posts.   Over the past several years, we’ve seen collaborative efforts and industry conversations lead to important breakthroughs in creating more energy efficient buildings. That is why… Read more »

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Greenbuild 2012 Day 2

See all GreenBuild 2012 posts.   One of the high points of Day 2 was the Women in Green Power Breakfast. How many meetings start with the animated reading of a… Read more »

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Smart cities solutions are offering excellent opportunities to build winning partnerships!

Over the past few years, business partners like resellers, system integrator, panel, and machine builders become integral part of the demand fulfillment ecosystem. While OEMs leveraging e-commerce platforms to improve… Read more »

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Time Sensitive Networking and IEEE 802.1 – What You Need to Know

Guest Blogger: Oliver Kleineberg, responsible for Advance Development in Belden’s Industrial IT platform, focuses on ICS networking R&D projects. An expert in ICS security, Oliver helps shape the Industrial Ethernet… Read more »

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How Collaboration Can Make Buildings Greener and Better

Collaboration has always been part of my DNA, from my early days as big sister; gathering the cousins around my brand new cassette tape recorder in Grandma’s bedroom on Christmas day… Read more »

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Facility Managers- Hardworking Multitaskers…or Superheroes…you decide

It might be my lifelong love of comic books talking, but I am starting to believe that my building’s facility manager is truly a super hero. By day, her alter… 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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Proposition 39 Funds Not Meeting Your District’s Needs? Time to Apply Some Leverage

Faced with a lot of needs, and not a lot of money, the Fullerton School District needed some leverage. The needs were particularly acute in the District’s Parks Junior High… Read more »

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The Growing Importance of Software in Providing Reliable Energy Cannot Be Ignored

Reliability is an important keyword as it is relevant across different verticals starting from Manufacturing to Cloud computing to Energy management. When it comes to providing reliable solutions to electronic computing… Read more »

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New Data Center Prediction and Simulation Tools Cut Costs and Boost Uptime

When it comes to managing data center operations, system administrators often prioritize uptime. Business line executives, on the other hand, accept uptime as a given and often focus on operational… Read more »

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Static or Rotary UPS: Which is Best for Your Application?

As trends such as digitization, Internet of Things (IoT), and Big Data have a major impact on the flow of global business, the role of power protection devices such as… Read more »

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Accelerating the energy transition: 4 dimensions for progress

While the 2015 Paris agreement was the theoretical call for action to limit worldwide temperature to well below 2 degrees, there is a need for implementing this call with concrete… Read more »

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An energy bill that Congress can and should pass – The Hill's Congress Blog

An energy bill that Congress can and should pass – The Hill’s Congress Blog. Excellent article by our North American CEO, Chris Curtis.  Worth the full read to get the… Read more »

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INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Reasons your Company needs a Sustainability Strategy

What does your Growth, Profitability, Costs, Shareholders, Competition, Customers and Stock Performance have in common? They are ALL affected by your Sustainability Strategy! Interested in learning more?  Visit our Building… Read more »

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Retail Energy Management: The $3 Billion Opportunity

Schneider Electric’s new white paper describes the enormous opportunity for retailers to reduce costs through energy management.  A few key points from the paper are summarized below, and for more information, read… Read more »

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