Schneider Electric: Energy performance

GHG Emissions
Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. 2016 Baseline)19.4%
Annual (2021) 1.5%
Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. 2008 Baseline)26.3%

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI), and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. As of 2021, Schneider Electric's portfolio consists of 39 facilities, including 23 manufacturing sites. With an energy intensity improvement of 19.4% since its baseline year of 2016, Schneider Electric is well on its way to its 20% reduction in energy intensity target by year-end, 2028. An aspect of Schneider Electric's energy management program is their internal Facilities Management group, which sends teams of specialized energy experts to plants to perform assessments and identify energy savings opportunities. From these assessments, plant personnel develop Energy Action Plans which guide energy efficiency investments at the plant level. 


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Five years after their baseline year, nearly two-thirds of Schneider Electric's facilities have improved energy performance by over 10%, and 21 of their 39 facilities have exceeded 15% improvement. Nine facilities have not improved energy performance since the baseline year. These properties have been targeted for additional action.


Schneider Electric normalizes energy data for each facility using the Department of Energy's EnPI tool, which allows Schneider Electric to adjust energy data to account for variations in weather and production. The absolute change and percent change in source energy use, production output, and energy intensity are tracked for each plant on both a monthly and annual basis. These metrics are rolled up to the corporate level, with a corporate-wide percent improvement in energy intensity calculated by taking a weighted average of the percent change in energy intensity at the individual facilities. 

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