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Brookfield Office Properties Drives Energy Efficiency in NYC Building with Schneider Electric Energy Portal
Brookfield Office Properties chooses global specialist in energy
management Schneider Electric to provide tenants with increased
knowledge and control of energy usage
DALLAS – May 14, 2012 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced that Brookfield Office Properties, owner, developer and manager of premier office properties globally, has selected Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare™ Energy Operation Online to be installed at the One World Financial Center property in New York, N.Y., as well as at other Brookfield buildings around Manhattan. This installation is in addition to the Schneider Electric tenant submetering solutions that were already in place in the building. The installation enables tenants to access their energy usage on any Internet-connected device, via a standard Web browser, allowing them to take control in saving energy and reducing utility costs.
Energy Operation Online is a web-hosted service that provides a tool for users to manage their energy dilemma. The combination of energy cost, sustainability pressures, and demand-side management contribute to the energy dilemma. Turning this dilemma into an opportunity requires a tool that provides visibility to energy consumption, and how its use impacts costs and sustainability goals. Energy Operation Online does this through an intuitive web-interface, with reporting and alarming capabilities suited to energy management professionals, accounting staff and everyday energy consumers.
One World Financial Center is a 40-story, LEED Existing Building (EB): Operations & Maintenance Gold Certified, Class A office building, located in Lower Manhattan. With 1.7 million square feet of rentable space, it is one of New York’s premier business addresses, housing Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Willis, and Fidelity Investments, among other corporate firms.
“We selected Schneider Electric because of our longstanding relationship with the company and its industry-leading expertise in energy management,” said Richard Bachia, senior vice president, U.S. Operations of Brookfield Office Properties. “Our goal was to not only make One World Financial Center a greener building, but also to empower our tenants to proactively manage energy and easily uncover opportunities to reduce their carbon footprint.”
He added: “Before installing this solution, our tenants were unable to see their individual energy use or sustainability impact. Our clients can now validate the effectiveness of their own energy conservation measures, while highlighting how and where inefficient energy use impacts their utility spend.”
Branded within the organization as the Brookfield Tenant Energy Portal, Energy Operation Online also gives tenants at One World Financial Center the ability to:
• View and manage their carbon footprint, report on CO2 emissions, and set targets for reduction.
• Profile energy use and uncover a better understanding of usage patterns, and determine costs for comparison and benchmarking.
• Set up alarm thresholds that assist with tracking building and tenant energy use in real time.
• Manage energy use during peak hours to control costs.
• Leverage timely energy information for more intelligent building operations.
“As a result of smart energy management practices, organizations can reduce energy consumption in buildings by up to 30 percent,” said James Potach, senior vice president, Energy Solutions, Schneider Electric. “Brookfield Office Properties recognized the potential for energy savings within its facility and the benefits that would impact their tenants’ bottom lines. Brookfield Office Properties is the type of forward-thinking company that we love to partner with, to help green their buildings; in this case by empowering and involving tenants to proactively participate in energy efficiency and sustainability efforts, with Energy Operation Online.”
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of about 31 billion US dollars (22.4 billion euros) in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
For more information visit www.schneider electric.com/us
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