Schneider Electric


Challenge Commitment
Goals Progress
25%Reduction in Energy Intensity Goal Achieved

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management, offering integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of more than $26 billion in 2010 and have an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy." Schneider Electric also a long history of understanding customer needs and bringing market innovation to meet these needs, in part, by developing programs that help promotes collaboration between academia, government and the business community in providing needed energy management education, including a free, on-line, vendor-neutral education tool called the Energy University.

As a Better Buildings Better Plants Challenge Partner, Schneider Electric has committed to reducing the energy use of 9 million square feet of building space, covering 40 different plants, by 25%. The company's showcase project includes pursuing Superior Energy Performance certification at a Smyrna, TN plant site that includes a recently installed 1,000 kilowatt dual voltage solar farm. This solar farm is the first dual voltage solar farm in the U.S. with the ability to operate at both 1000VDC and 600VDC, providing an opportunity for more efficient solar farm operation and giving us a real-time learning lab to research and test our renewable energy solutions.