NFU Mutual has selected Schneider Electric to support its net zero objectives, implementing its smart building and power management solutions to deliver greater energy efficiency across its key existing estates.

Employing Schneider Electric’s portfolio of smart energy management and monitoring systems, NFU Mutual’s buildings will undergo retrofitting across key sites to include integrated software for optimised building performance. By upgrading its Building Management Systems (BMS) across estates that have been standing for fifteen years, or even longer, Schneider Electric will help NFU Mutual reach its short-term target of a 15% reduction in energy emissions by 2023.

NFU Mutual has a long-established estate in the UK, comprised of buildings of varying ages. The programme of retrofitting NFU Mutual’s existing estate began with the deployment of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Building Operation at its Tiddington Head Office, Zenith House (York) and Avon House (Ryon Hill Park). Each site has been upgraded to the latest version of EcoStruxure to enable the use of dashboards, reporting and analytics to drive reduced energy consumption and flexible building management. This will be followed by the upgrading of further NFU Mutual sites, to support its journey to a smart and sustainable estate, in line with its recently announced roadmap to achieve net zero operations by 2050.

As well as plans to install Schneider Electric’s Building Advisor in NFU Mutual’s Head Office in 2022, the partnership will also see the insurer form an Energy Reduction Committee with Schneider Electric and its facilities management partners.