Buildings today are highly inefficient: they consume over 50% of the world’s electricity, 1/3 of all energy and account for 40% of global carbon emissions. Schneider Electric believes that in the future buildings will be increasingly digital and electric and such end-to-end technologies will be critical in driving energy efficiency and carbon reductions, while ensuring enhanced comfort for building occupants and financial returns for building owners.

To achieve net zero, nine out of ten buildings that exist today will need to be digitally retrofitted. With our recently announced partnership with Planon we will be able to jointly collaborate on innovation to deliver a suite of software and services to digitize the building lifecycle for both existing and new buildings. This will improve building sustainability, operational efficiency, and wellbeing for multiple customers in the government, education, real estate, healthcare, finance, data centers and insurance sectors.

Planon’s portfolio of workplace management, maintenance and operations solutions leverages real-time analytics to achieve hyper-efficiency, increase building operators’ productivity and transform building users’ personalized workplace experience. The integration of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure energy management platform and Planon’s enterprise-scale solutions will extend their reach across multi-vendor operating platforms to millions of connected assets and transform built environments from passive, costly assets into safe, sustainable, and resilient buildings.

The joint offering augments the breadth of insights across building asset maintenance and management workflows to deliver a suite of software that creates smarter workplaces based on the convergence of IT/OT.

This will allow:

  • Building owners and facilities managers mitigate the risk of occupant complaints by proactively addressing potential issues before they arise.
  • Optimize space management at the enterprise portfolio level and enabling businesses to meet the emerging compliance standards.
  • Improve health and safety, increasing the comfort and wellbeing of occupants by monitoring air quality and temperature.
  • Drive higher occupant satisfaction, process optimization, sustainability, and cost efficiency.