Many Schneider Electric buildings now net zero carbon
As of October 2019, 13 of Schneider Electric's buildings are net zero carbon, located in China, Europe and North America. These buildings leverage digital energy management with EcoStruxure Power and Building to deliver year-on-year energy savings.
Schneider Electric has delivered over 30 per cent energy savings globally over the past 10 years since the start of its Schneider Energy Action energy efficiency program. In addition, as of October 2019, 45 per cent of Schneider Electric's operations are powered with renewable electricity.
"At Schneider Electric, we want to lead and shape the transition towards the future energy landscape. Our sites deliver energy efficiency year on year, a number of them enjoy on-site production of renewable electricity, and in some cases microgrids and energy storage. Net-zero carbon innovation is technologically possible today and makes economical sense. Such sites are real life showcases of the benefits of digital energy management with our architecture and EcoStruxure platform." said Xavier Houot, Senior Vice President Global Safety, Environment, Real Estate, Schneider Electric.
To deliver this transformation, Schneider Electric leverages the expertise of its Energy Sustainability Services (ESS) consulting teams, as a strategic partner to deliver its renewable and energy efficiency ambitions.
Schneider Electric adopted the WorldGBC's definition of "net zero carbon buildings,” which state that a net zero carbon building is a building that is highly energy efficient and fully powered from on-site and/or off-site renewable energy sources, to achieve net zero carbon emissions annually in operation.