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Schneider Electric

Energy Performance

GOAL

25% Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2019 from a 2008 Baseline

CHALLENGE COMMITMENT

34 Facilities (includes 25 manufacturing plants)

PROGRESS TO DATE

Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 16%
Annual (2012) 8%

Schneider Electric

Portfolio Energy Performance

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI), and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Schneider Electric's portfolio consists of 34 plants as of 2012. An aspect of Schneider Electric's energy management program is their internal Facilities Management group, which sends teams of specialized energy experts to plants to perform assessments and identify energy savings opportunities. From these assessments, plant personnel develop Energy Action Plans which guide energy efficiency investments at the plant level.

Energy Performance by Facility

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Four years after their baseline year, over three-quarters of Schneider Electric's facilities have improved energy performance by over 10%, and 21 of their 34 facilities have exceeded 15% improvement. Only 8 facilities have not improved energy performance by at least 2.5%/year on average.

Method for Calculating Energy Performance

Schneider Electric normalizes energy data for each facility using a robust modeling tool developed internally. The model adjusts energy data to account for variations in weather and production. The absolute change and percent change in source energy use, production output, and energy intensity are tracked for each plant on both a monthly and annual basis. These metrics are rolled up to the corporate level, with a corporate-wide percent improvement in energy intensity calculated by taking a weighted average of the percent change in energy intensity at the individual facilities.



YEAR

NUMBER OF
Facilities
SOURCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION
(MMBtu/year)
2008 35 1,182,018
2010 35 1,065,008
2011 35 1,012,846
2012 34 918,743