ANDOVER, Mass., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Schneider Electric as a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. This Service and Product Provider Award was presented to Schneider Electric for the company's efforts to increase energy efficiency and sustainability in commercial, manufacturing and public-sector buildings.
An ENERGY STAR partner for nearly a decade, Schneider Electric has:
- Benchmarked more than 26,000 facilities using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
- Used Portfolio Manager audits to identify nearly $6.3 million in annual energy savings across 17.5-million total square feet of space.
- Helped customers earn ENERGY STAR recognition for more than 350 buildings.
"On a daily basis, we see the value that ENERGY STAR benchmarking and certification brings to
our clients," said John Hoekstra, Director of Sustainability and Cleantech Services at Schneider Electric. "Their individual efforts are all the more important when the efficiency and environmental outcomes are viewed as a whole. ENERGY STAR has been a catalyst for programs that bring bottom-line savings and climate action together."
To facilitate the collection and analysis of data needed for ENERGY STAR, Schneider Electric integrated the Portfolio Manager tool with Resource Advisor, cloud-based software that helps organizations see, measure and manage energy and sustainability initiatives across an enterprise. This connection allows the seamless exchange of information between the platforms, reducing data entry, and improving integrity and building performance.
"Schneider Electric is helping businesses and organizations save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change," said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. "Through its focus on energy efficiency, Schneider Electric demonstrates a desire to preserve a healthy planet for future generations by inspiring others to join the cause."
Starting in 1992, ENERGY STAR and partners have helped to prevent more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change in 2014 alone.
For more information on the award and ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners. And for additional detail on Schneider Electric's Energy and Sustainability Services, link to www.schneider-electric.com/ess or follow @SchneiderESS.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA's ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~$30 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
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