Schneider Electric, Boston, recently announced that its work with the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) received a Top Project of the Year Award in the Environment + Energy Leader Awards program for improving occupant comfort and minimizing energy use.
The program recognizes excellence and products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, and in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line. This is the fourth year in a row that a Schneider Electric partnership has been named a Project of the Year.
The College of Southern Nevada and Schneider Electric have a partnership dating back more than 20 years, encompassing building management system installation, student mentoring, consulting engineering system installation and financial support to the CSN Foundation. The relationship has helped contribute to a -5% decrease in energy usage each year, according to the press release, along with an approximately -50% decrease in energy costs due to the adoption of the company’s energy-saving products. Additionally, Schneider provides its EcoStruxure products to CSN so students can learn on technology they will encounter in the real world, hires CSN students and graduates to intern and work in the field or intelligent buildings, and recently contributed $100,000 to support the new CSN and Nevada State College Englestad Health Science building.
One Environment + Energy Leader Awards judge said of the partnership: “Setting up learning systems that allow students to practice on smart buildings while at the same time saving the school energy and money is a win-win.”