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Green Builder Media Names Schneider Electric a 2021 Eco-Leader within the Building Industry

08/04/2021 | 09:51am EDT

  • Square D™ Energy Center recognized for empowering homeowners to actively manage their energy use and reduce their carbon footprint
  • Grid-to-plug solution offers simplified energy management, future-proofing homes while providing greater energy resiliency
  • Green Builder Media the latest to recognize Schneider Electric for leadership and innovation in decarbonization and sustainability

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been recognized as a 2021 Eco-Leader by Green Builder Media in their July/August issue. Green Builder recognizes pioneering companies confronting environmental challenges in innovative ways with the Eco-Leader award. As a 2021 Eco-Leader, Schneider Electric join a prestigious list of companies renowned for developing sustainable products and creating manufacturing processes that reduce their environmental footprint, improve people’s lives and enhance profitability.

Green Builder focused on the Square D™ Energy Center with the award for its innovation as a grid-to-plug solution giving homeowners convenient access to backup power, battery storage, solar and more, from a convenient smart phone app. As the most sustainable corporation in the world and four-time ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, Schneider Electric recognizes the importance of decarbonization and sustainability to meet the challenges facing homeowners, including rising energy costs, frequent power disruptions and an increasing need for residential energy.

“With residential homes expected to become the single-largest greenhouse gas emitters over the next decade, innovation in the home building sector is crucial for achieving the world’s energy and decarbonization goals,” said Rich Korthauer, VP, Home and Distribution Business at Schneider Electric. “Net zero homes are critical for reducing emissions and mitigating the impacts of climate change. With the Square D Energy Center, we’re enabling homeowners to actively control their energy use and leverage the provided insights to make better energy choices.”

Grid-to-plug innovation: Square D™ Energy Center

The Square D™ Energy Center seamlessly enables the convergence, scalability, and optimization of residential distributed energy resources and empowers homeowners to take an active role in their home energy management, conveniently through the Wiser Energy app. Energy use can be monitored in real time, usage costs can be compared to utility rates for optimal savings, and power sources can be easily changed to battery or generator backup sources to ensure resiliency. More than just a smart energy panel, this grid-to-plug solution also enhances safety with whole-home surge protection and custom alerts for potential issues.

The platform is a major step towards enabling net zero, self-sufficient homes and bringing sustainable energy choices directly to consumers.

Schneider Electric is committed to developing solutions focused on efficiency to meet the challenges facing homeowners, including rising energy costs, frequent power disruptions and an increasing need for residential energy.

For more information on these grid-to-plug innovations from Schneider Electric, please visit https://www.se.com/us/en/home/offers/connected-home/.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.


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