Schneider Electric pushing carbon neutrality with 13 net zero buildings

Mississauga, Ontario - Schneider Electric, which has been leading a push to bring more clean and energy efficient management systems to the marketplace to cut carbon dioxide emissions and fight climate change, now has 13 its buildings that are net zero carbon.

As of October 2019, the 13 net zero carbon buildings are 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% energy savings globally over the past decade since the start of its Schneider Energy Action energy efficiency program. In addition, as of October 2019, 45% 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 micro-grids 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, Schneider Electric senior vice president global safety, environment, and real estate.

Schneider Electric has adopted the WorldGBC’s definition of net zero carbon buildings which is that a net zero carbon building is one 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.

Schneider Electric’s ambition is to drastically cut carbon emissions from its operations, following the Paris Agreement 1.5°C trajectory in line with science- based targets to reduce climate change. In just a year, Schneider Electric reduced CO2 emissions by 130,000 tonnes, a 22% decrease (2018 compared to 2017). As of October 2019, 13 of the Group’s buildings are net zero carbon and use EcoStruxure and digital energy management solutions.

With the signing of Paris Agreement in December 2015, the fight against climate change appears as a race to cut global emissions fast enough to limit global temperature rise. To deliver the transformation to clean energy, Schneider Electric leverages the expertise of its energy sustainability services teams, as a strategic partner to deliver its renewable and energy efficiency ambitions. Schneider Electric becomes a board member of the Regional Chamber of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) in Asia-Pacific in 2019.

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