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Schneider launches online 'Energy University'

04 November 2010

Schneider Electric has launched Energy University by Schneider Electric – a free online educational community that helps anyone involved in energy management to implement successful energy efficient projects across various applications. From contractors to business owners, the courses are there to help anyone involved in the management, planning, design, or construction of a space impacted by energy, to address efficiency issues and apply safe, reliable and cost effective measures.

The Energy University courses focus on the critical concepts and best practices necessary to achieve a high degree of energy management.  Subject matter is provided by experts from all areas of Schneider Electric, who assist in the development and creation of the courses. As the demand for new technologies and knowledge increases, Energy University will be incorporating additional courses to the program.
UK specific courses currently available include:

•  Energy Efficiency Fundamentals
•  Introduction to Lighting Basics
•  Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
•  Demand Response and the Smart Grid
•  Going Green: Energy Efficiency in the Data Center
 Energy University is a web-based, on-demand resource offering a wide range of courses for professionals interested in delivering efficiency to their organisation. The online courses offer information on the solutions and theories to best manage the energy needs of any environment.  Based on the proven philosophy behind solutions that enable and sustain energy efficiency and conservation, the courses provide a basis of understanding for energy consumption, applications, Return On Investment calculations, and solutions that can support change.
“Schneider Electric believes there is a significant opportunity for sustainable financial and environmental savings that is unaddressed by industry and consumers today. Through Energy University, we aim to provide knowledge of the opportunities and skills to design and implement solutions which will benefit individuals and organisations, whatever their nature and consequently the environment.” said David Lewis, Energy Efficiency Marketing Development Manager from Schneider Electric. “Energy University aims on a practical level to increase awareness by providing users easy access to knowledge on all the key aspects of energy management.”
"Only through education and awareness can companies take advantage of the significant energy savings available to them today," said Andy Chatha, President and CEO of ARC Advisory Group. "By providing users with commercial-free knowledge and expertise of various topics, they will be able to implement sustainable energy efficient solutions that are good for the environment and good for their bottom line."

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