Schneider Electric has announced enhancements to EcoStruxure Energy Hub, a secure, easy-to-use IoT software-as-a-service solution that it says simplifies energy management and analysis for intelligent buildings and facilities.
With buildings responsible for 40% of global CO2 emissions, it's vital that facility managers are empowered to monitor energy usage and emissions in real-time. Yet, the vast majority of electrical assets are not digitally connected in buildings, limiting visibility of energy usage and compliance. This, plus a lack of skilled personnel, means that organizations are struggling to create a plan and take appropriate actions to achieve net zero goals. zero goals.
EcoStruxure Energy Hub provides visibility into energy usage, costs and performance, and energy-saving recommendations - all in a package that is simple to install, configure and use.
"EcoStruxure Energy Hub simplifies energy management by letting facility managers automatically collect, store, visualize and report on energy data -- whether they manage a single building, a campus, or a portfolio of buildings," said Sophie Borgne, senior vice president of Digital Power Line of Business at Schneider Electric. "It empowers customers to change the way they manage their energy - which is more crucial than ever given the current energy crisis and accelerating climate change."
The Burwell Student Center at the University of Denver currently uses the EcoStruxure Energy Hub to provide simple energy management tools and sustainability standards. Aligned with LEED Platinum requirements, the solution provides the university with an easily accessible view into the energy and occupancy needs of the student center, and strengthens the university's ability to capture, react to, and resolve immediate issues or make any necessary changes in the system's overall energy usage.
"We were able to combine simplicity and productivity with effective net zero strategy execution and fair price expectations, which made the solution perfect for our energy needs here at the university. In fact, we are considering expanding the Energy Hub system to other buildings on our campus," said Lynn Bailey, P.E., director energy & sustainability at the University of Denver.