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Energy Efficiency


                        Schneider Electric's Drives Energy Savings Work Zone


                        Energy demand is on the rise and so are federal and international regulations requiring the reduction in our global carbon footprint.
                        To do this, a variable energy management solution is paramount. This starts by better managing motors that control pump and HVAC systems. Research shows that these motors consume:

                        • 30% of the energy of a building.
                        • 60% of the energy of industries and infrastructures.

                        With Altivar® variable frequency drives from Schneider Electric you can achieve energy savings of up to 70%, depending on the type of installation. The highest potential energy savings can be found on pumps, fans and compressors.

                          To help you understand your potential savings with our Altivar variable frequency drives, we’ve developed two new tools.
                          This simulator compares a conventional fan application using a mechanical control to a variable speed drive to control airflow. You control the level of flow by turning the wheel on the throttle and the Altivar drive to control the airflow. The simulator then illustrates energy consumption for both options.



                              The ECO2 Energy Calculator helps you identify the estimated return-on-investment for a variable speed drive within pump and fan applications. Download and install this calculator to build a customized report to illustrate energy consumption with or without a drive, the reduction in your carbon footprint and your potential paid back period for your specific application. You can even adjust variables to evaluate how duty cycle rebates, installation costs, energy costs and other variables change your ROI.
                          To use this program, you must have the latest version of Java   
                          Energy Efficiency Drives Brochure
                          The Energy Dilemma


                        The facts are simple. The demand for energy is on the rise with estimates showing that it will double by 2050. Conversely, the need to cut our CO2 emissions needs to halved in order to avoid dramatic climate changes. These two trends are on a collision course and finding a solution requires everyone’s participation.

                        A well thought out and implemented energy management solution is the key to addressing this dilemma. Identifying where energy is being used is the first step and from their, a plan can be created to decrease its usage across the board.