Contractors and Facility Managers
Sustaining the path to a greener future
Improving the energy efficiency of existing building stock is not only vital in meeting environmental targets, but can also help businesses save money, improve the reliability of their power supply and operate more efficiently.
There is now a greater focus on ensuring facilities offer flexibility to adapt to changes in future circumstances, improved asset management and recognition of the need to upgrade premises to achieve greater energy efficiency and respond to changes in working practices.
> Energy Efficiency in electrical distribution
While there are a number of factors influencing the attitudes and opinions towards energy efficiency – most notably the increasing cost of energy and a rising social conscience – it is likely to be legislative drivers that have the greatest impact on changing behaviours and practices. Of the six greenhouse gases listed by Kyoto, one of the most significant by volume of emissions is carbon dioxide (CO2) and it is gas that is mainly emitted as a result of electricity generation and use, as well as direct thermal losses in, for example, heating.
Energetic and environmental responsibility lies at the core of Schneider Electric culture and strategy. Sustainable development is a real and essential opportunity for mobilisation, growth, and differentiation.