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Energy accountability brings LEED Platinum certification

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Technology Category
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Data Visualization
  • Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
Applicable Functions
  • Facility Management
Use Cases
  • Building Energy Management
The Challenge

Earth Rangers was looking for partners who could donate equipment and expertise. After earning LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold for New Construction certification, Earth Rangers decided to further demonstrate their commitment to reducing energy use and CO2 emissions by pursuing a LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings certification—the highest level of certification offered under LEED.

The Customer
About The Customer
Earth Rangers is a Canadian non-profit organization that promotes the importance of protecting biodiversity and the adoption of more sustainable behavior through community events, online education, and a positive science. Earth Rangers has successfully ap
The Solution

Schneider Electric recommended hosted StruxureWare Energy Operation software, an advanced energy management information system that leverages existing real-time monitoring and control systems with: - automated tools to identify, analyze, and report on energy savings and sustainability initiatives - automatic transfer of energy monitoring system data to a public facing display kiosk and corporate website - verified utility billing data and reports providing insight on power sent back to the grid through on-site generation - powerful management tools to validate the effectiveness of their energy savings initiatives and investments, helping document the true return on investment in dollars, kWh and CO2 saved

Data Collected
Emissions Rate, Energy Consumption Rate, Energy Cost Per Unit, Energy Usage, Facility Management
Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Energy]
    Schneider Electric building automation/energy management solutions helped us achieve the goal upgrading our building from LEED Gold to LEED Platinum.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Benefits include 20% year-over-year reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas savings of 444.2 tons of CO2.

  • StruxureWare Energy Operation contributed substantially to Earth Rangers achieving certification to LEED Platinum by helping the organization target multiple credits under LEED Existing Building, namely Energy and Atmosphere Credits 3.2 and 3.3 (system level metering), along with Water Efficiency Credit 1.1 (sub-metering and reporting).

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