According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), buildings account for 37% of global CO2 emissions, so it’s clear that building decarbonization has significant potential for achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) climate action goal 13. But buildings must become net zero and protect the planet without sacrificing occupant productivity and well-being.
Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is pleased to join with our long-time alliance partner and fellow sustainability leader Cisco to address this challenge. Our joint solution, featured at Cisco Live Las Vegas in June, integrates Cisco Spaces, a cloud-based software that leverages Cisco network infrastructure and collaboration devices, with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure™ Building Operation building management platform. By combining occupancy data and location insights from Wi-Fi access points into Cisco Spaces and EcoStruxure Building Operation, building owners and facility managers can more efficiently manage HVAC and lighting, unlocking the potential for enhanced energy savings and improved comfort of people in the building.
This joint solution is an outcome of Cisco’s Digital Sustainability Challenge launched in April 2022 to:
- Develop solutions that can measurably cut greenhouse gas emissions, minimize waste, and/or reduce energy consumption
- Share unique technology strategies to accelerate innovation and drive faster customer adoption of innovative solutions
- Tap into the power of collaboration to drive scalable sustainability-focused digital transformation