Awareness of environmental and resource risks is growing. Over the last ten years, six or seven of the top-10 global risks identified each year by the World Economic Forum’s “Global Risks Report” have consistently dealt with resource or environmental threats. Step by step, we increasingly see this global understanding of risks translating into concrete business decisions. A poll of Schneider Electric’s customers in Europe revealed that 82% of them consider resource scarcity and sustainability as key elements in their decision-making processes.
Maya Sushkin, a 6th-grade student from Worcester, Massachusetts was recently selected as the grand prize winner at the Region II Central Massachusetts Science and Engineering fair (Worcester Regional Science & Engineering fair). She competed with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from the Massachusetts public and private schools systems. She is the daughter of Yin-Ying Lu, a SCADA lead engineer at Schneider Electric Foxboro, MA.
Earth Overshoot Day: It’s the day of the year when we’ve used more natural resources than our planet can renew in 365 days. This year in the United States, Earth Overshoot Day falls on March 15th , — the earliest it has ever been . Despite the progress made in recent years, it has been steadily moving up since 80’s.
What does it take to turn an entire office building carbon neutral?
We spoke with Damien Dhellemmes, Singapore Country President of Schneider Electric on how they transformed a 25-year old industrial building into their state-of-the-art headquarters, monitored by 3,000 networked smart sensors and housing more than 1,400 employees in comfort while reducing carbon emissions by 1,650 tonnes per annum.
“You can be more efficient while making your environment more comfortable and safer.” - Damien Dhellemmes, Singapore Country President of Schneider Electric
By strategically sourcing electricity in an integrated way that includes both renewable and conventional power, companies can simultaneously save money, stabilize and better forecast costs and budgets, plan for volatility and meet their environmental goals. Our market specialists have responded to some of the most common questions we receive about energy convergence.
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Introducing a new standard to disclose and measure climate impact for capital goods and consumer durables
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Low-CO2 solutions are already widely available in the market, enabling businesses to reduce their exposure to volatile energy markets and increasingly stringent climate regulations. Energy and resource efficiency are critical in protecting the bottom line and preserving our planet’s natural biodiversity.
Raquel Espada is Vice President of Energy Services and Sustainability at Schneider Electric. In this interview, she outlines the company's sustainability strategy and the projects they are carrying out.
Question: In Schneider Electric, you have two aspects in terms of sustainability: to be suppliers of energy efficiency solutions and to implement sustainable measures in your own processes. How do you manage this challenge?
Businesses have long discounted energy as a fixed cost center, treating conservation measures as an expense-management lever. As a result, companies put a premium on short-term decisions with long-term carbon and cost impact. While this may have worked in the past, the global energy landscape is rapidly changing, and a new low-carbon economy is emerging. In the new energy paradigm, efficiency is becoming a strategic lever to future-proof business, and executives are taking notice.