Schneider Electric named the Microsoft Sustainability Changemaker Partner of the Year

Schneider Electric announced that Microsoft has named them the annual Sustainability Changemaker Partner of the Year Award winner. The award recognises the impact companies have on helping customers set and achieve decarbonisation goals. 

Between 2018 and 2020, the company helped it’s customers save 134 million tons of CO2 emissions. They were also named the world’s most sustainable corporation as they helped companies to bridge the gap between setting climate change ambitions and achieving them. Using its EcoStruxure portfolio of solutions, the company helps organisations set, achieve, measure and report on science-based decarbonisation targets while positively impacting their bottom line. 

“This is a great accolade in what is a critically important year for taking action to decarbonise buildings, currently one of the biggest contributors to global CO2 emissions,”  Kelly Becker, zone president of Schneider Electric, said. “We are currently working with a range of customers in the UK to create comfortable and safe smart buildings of the future designed with energy efficiency, resilience and smart data analytics front of mind.” 

In the UK, EcoStruxure Internet of Things (IoT) solutions were recently deployed at a new digital ‘super hospital’ in Birmingham. The hospital is set to benefit from a future-ready platform designed to deliver improved sustainability, resiliency, hyper-efficiency, and people centricity. The solutions will be fundamental to the building’s power and control systems enabling the site to take advantage of IoT technology and helping to reduce the maintenance needed to improve patient safety, operational efficiency and reliability and reducing energy consumption and costs, without compromising on performance. 

“Winning the award is great recognition of the work we are doing together to tackle climate change. This is a highly valued partnership and going forward, we will work on the implementation of a new co-innovate and co-sell solution named EcoStruxure traceability advisor,” Philippe Delorme, executive vice-president of energy management at Schneider Electric, said. “This solution will help our mutual customers connect the vast amount of data across their value chain to build a 360 degree resilient and traceable supply chain. The future is sustainable, smart, people-centric, and powered by renewable energy, and we are humbled that our mission is shared by our partners, as we continue to expand our product offering and strengthen our thirty-year relationship with Microsoft to build a sustainable future together.” 

With this award, the company was also recognised for developing comprehensive energy management and sustainability strategy for Blackstone. They implemented the EcoStruxure resource advisor to capture and normalise energy and utility data at all levels of their portfolio, from individual sites to regional cross-sections. Data from the resource advisor allows Blackstone to negotiate contracts with utilities and other suppliers, getting the right source of energy at the lowest possible rates. The data is also used to develop sector-specific scorecards, which are automatically updated to drive program participation across critical KPIs. This has helped Blackstone to save tens of millions of dollars on its energy consumption from sustainability efforts and strategic energy sourcing. 

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