CHICAGO – August 4, 2015 – According to a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric and the
Alliance to Save Energy, energy efficiency is recognized among U.S. higher education institutions as key
to fulfilling their schools’ core mission, with almost 9 out of 10 respondents expecting to increase or
maintain energy efficiency investments next year. Eighty-eight percent of respondents also agree that
energy efficiency is the most cost effective way to meet their energy needs while at the same time
reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting costs.