Marcus Craig, Author at Schneider Electric Blog https://blog.se.com Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation Sat, 31 Oct 2020 03:12:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Schneider Electric Announces $100K K12 Bold Ideas Contest https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2018/10/11/k12-bold-ideas-contest-introduction/ https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2018/10/11/k12-bold-ideas-contest-introduction/#comments Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:27:33 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=52525 Schneider Electric is excited to announce our inaugural national K12 Bold Ideas Contest. We’re challenging school districts across the United States to submit their boldest, most innovative ideas for district-wide... Read more »

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STEM Activities for Kids Plants Career Seeds for Georgia K-12 Students https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2018/08/09/stem-activities-for-kids/ Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:10:42 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=50653 At first, the class was like any other at Georgia’s Quitman County Schools. Kids sat in desks while an adult lectured. But despite appearances, this was no ordinary lecture. Schneider... Read more »

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To Compete Globally, Dallas County looks to Efficiency to Fund Long-Term Infrastructure Plans https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2018/05/15/to-compete-globally-dallas-county-looks-to-efficiency-to-fund-long-term-infrastructure-plans/ Tue, 15 May 2018 17:57:41 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=48317 Serving 26 cities and 2.5 million residents, Dallas County is now the ninth largest in the United States. County officials knew they needed to update their aging infrastructure if they... Read more »

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From security to football, how one school district funded its wishlist https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2018/04/17/from-security-to-football-how-one-school-district-funded-its-wishlist/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:45:52 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=47506 Create comfortable classrooms, improve campus security and boost athletic environments: these are common desires for today’s educators. But how can cash-strapped school districts ever hope to fund these priorities when... Read more »

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K-12 school district funds athletic ambitions thanks to energy efficiency . . . and you can too https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2018/03/14/k-12-school-district-funds-athletic-ambitions-thanks-to-energy-efficiency-and-you-can-too/ Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:55:31 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=46462   More school districts than ever are looking for ways to add even greater value to their communities and, increasingly, we find that state-of-the-art athletic facilities fit the bill. Students... Read more »

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5 Ways Public-Private Partnerships Can Enable the Vision of Your Community — No Matter What the Size https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2018/02/06/5-ways-public-private-partnerships-can-enable-vision-community-no-matter-size/ Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:10:34 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=45519 When it comes to size, Dallas County and Elmore County couldn’t be more different. With 2.5 million residents and 56 facilities, sprawling Dallas County is a giant compared to Elmore... Read more »

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How a School District’s Broken Boiler Created Millions in Savings . . . and Transformed Classrooms https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2018/01/25/school-districts-broken-boiler-created-millions-savings-transformed-classrooms/ Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:10:52 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=45044 When they first met with Schneider Electric, Lakeland Union High School officials needed to replace a single boiler system. But as they explored their options and gained insight into the... Read more »

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Texas K-12 Finds Funding to Fulfill its Vision for Safety and Security https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2017/11/16/texas-k-12-finds-funding-fulfill-vision-safety-security/ Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:02:24 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=43217 These days, school safety and security are a top priority. Yet for many school districts, security systems and measures are relatively non-existent or are well behind-the-times, especially as new standards... Read more »

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K-12 School Districts Drive Innovation with New Technologies https://blog.se.com/education-research/2017/09/27/k-12-school-districts-drive-innovation-with-new-technologies/ Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:00:09 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=41511 When moving to a new state, city, or neighborhood, one of the most important decision making criterion for families is the quality of the local schools. Along with sound curriculum... Read more »

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Coast to coast K12 schools find funding to do more with less https://blog.se.com/building-management/2017/08/29/coast-coast-k12-schools-find-funding-less/ Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:00:54 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=40377 Across the country, many of America’s educators face similar problems: aging school buildings and a backlog of deferred maintenance, but little-to-no available funding to make the meaningful improvements necessary. Many... Read more »

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Three Reasons Municipalities Have Trouble Saving Historic Buildings https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2016/11/15/three-reasons-municipalities-trouble-saving-historic-buildings/ Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:00:38 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=32575 You might not guess it from looking at the increasingly dilapidated state of some older city buildings, but these grand old structures are an asset worth saving. That’s because historic... Read more »

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Three K-12 Schools Escaped the Deferred Maintenance Trap. Here’s How. https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2016/11/07/three-k-12-schools-escaped-the-deferred-maintenance-trap/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:00:01 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=33273 Faced with budget cuts and tax-weary voters, schools nationwide are struggling. In fact, K-12 schools need an additional $46 billion just to bridge the funding gap for deferred maintenance and... Read more »

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