Building Insights by Schneider Electric Provides a Transparent View of Energy Efficiency across an Entire Enterprise of Multi-Site Small Buildings

Cloud-based data and analytics provide customizable dashboard, monthly reporting and actionable insights accessible anywhere, anytime to help facility managers increase operational efficiency and return on investment

DALLAS – January 26, 2015 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced Building Insights, a cloud-based solution that provides enterprise small buildings real-time visibility and control of all heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and metering devices from anywhere at any time. With the Building Insights solution, enterprises with multi-site portfolios of small buildings – such as restaurants, retail stores, healthcare offices and banks – will be able to efficiently manage thousands of sites simultaneously via a computer, tablet or smartphone. Armed with actionable information, building owners and managers can make smarter energy management decisions to achieve up to a 30 percent reduction in energy costs while optimizing operations, increasing energy efficiency, reducing risks and improving occupant comfort.

The solution will offer facility managers two levels of control: site-level and cloud-level. At the site-level, the Building Insights solution supports both wired and wireless devices for HVAC, lighting and metering applications, providing fully integrated control of energy on-site and remotely. With the solution’s foundation in the cloud, facility managers can monitor and manage their facilities through powerful cloudbased software that offers a custom dashboard. This dashboard will incorporate advanced data and analytics to provide actionable insight and can be used to configure devices, add lighting schemes, create automated schedules and respond to trends, alerts and issues. In addition, the dashboard also can provide tailored reports – for example, monitoring specific HVAC sensors and/or delivering trend analysis of overall monthly consumption to allow for continuous improvement.

With remote, centralized management of building devices, building managers are empowered to elevate performance and improve operations. The Building Insights solution will offer:

  • Actionable insights: Advanced data and analytics communicate the information building managers need to maximize energy and operational efficiency, performance and return on investment.
  • On-site controllers that can integrate Modbus™, EnOcean® and Zigbee® metering and pulsecounting devices to pinpoint problem areas and discover opportunities for savings.Press Release
  • Easy monitoring and control of both basic and advanced lighting systems – either wired or wireless – with integration of switches, relays, motion, lighting and door/window contact sensors.
  • Safe and secure Web access to sites and storage of user, project and site data.

“By combining an open platform-based solution with Schneider Electric’s product portfolio, the Building Insights solution answers the needs of small multi-site enterprise buildings,” said Frederick Morency, Vice President of Small Building Systems, Schneider Electric. “By providing the tools, transparency and anywhere access to actionable information, facility owners and managers of multiple small buildings can simplify and optimize their operations from anywhere to achieve greater energy savings.”

Leveraging open protocols, the Building Insights solution from Schneider Electric can easily expand to meet growing building requirements, reducing downtime and labor and material costs. In addition, the solution’s wireless technology makes it ideal for retrofit applications, as it requires virtually no downtime during installation.

The solution is currently available in North America. For more information, contact a Schneider Electric sales representative.

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential.

Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 31 billion US dollars in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

SOURCE: Schneider Electric