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The energy bill of a factory and warehouse comprises building services related costs, and in the case of a factory, production related costs as well. Energy efficiency can be enhanced in these spaces by improving elements like lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation and office equipment. EcoXperts can help you improve efficiency in these areas of energy consumption and turn your building into an energy efficient, occupant friendly work environment. Applying solutions from Schneider Electric can help you demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and achieve a positive company image.

For a factory, on the production side, there are opportunities to improve efficiency in the areas of compressed air systems, pumps, fans and heating to name a few. EcoXperts are able to provide advice and offer Schneider Electric solutions that can in some cases improve productivity, reduce production costs, increase reliability and reduce energy consumption by up to 30%.

Control lighting to match occupant needs

Question:
How can I prevent energy waste in my building caused by lighting areas not being used, or by over lighting an area during the day?

 

Answer:
EcoXperts can help you apply the right combination of time-programmed systems, automatic control with light level sensors, as well as presence and movement detectors. For example, by dimming or turning off lighting, depending on the type of lighting you have, in lesser used areas of a warehouse, you may be able to use up to 20% less energy* to run your lighting

Take control of lighting and reduce energy waste.

 

Using occupancy and vacancy detectors, light level sensors or a lighting control system from Schneider Electric in your building, can automatically switch lights on, when a person enters an area or if natural light is below a preset level. Lights turn off automatically, when no movement is detected after a preset time or when there is sufficient natural light within an area. This scalable solution ensures; user-friendly manual operation and it is upgradeable in the future.

 

Contact us > * *Based on previous data, 2009. This is not a guarantee of future performance or performance in your particular circumstances.

Save energy with efficient lighting

Question:
How can I reduce the amount of energy used for lighting without affecting the users?

 

Answer:
EcoXperts can help you reduce the energy consumption related to lighting, while ensuring a high level of user comfort and satisfaction. EcoXperts have the knowledge and skills to offer you a lighting solution that gives the optimal combination of user requirement and energy efficiency. These solutions can be tailored to meet your building and your investment capabilities. In most cases energy efficient lighting solutions from Schneider Electric can also reduce on going maintenance costs through longer lamp life. Further to this, combining efficient lighting with control technology can deliver further energy savings and efficiencies.

Illuminate your building's interior and exterior spaces, using up to 20%* less energy.
EcoXperts are able to offer the latest technology in energy efficient lighting for your factory and warehouse environment..

Contact us > * *Based on previous data, 2012. This is not a guarantee of future performance or performance in your particular circumstances.

Connect to renewable energy

Question:

How can I use clean, renewable energy to offset my energy bill?

 

Answer:

EcoXperts, utilising Schneider Electric products, can offer efficient photovoltaic solutions that will allow you to take advantage of solar energy. An EcoXpert has the know-how and technical skills to design and install a solar energy solution to meet the needs of your factory and warehouse. 

Reduce your facilities energy bills and environmental footprint.

 

Benifit from generating your own electricity with rooftop photovoltaic modules.  A certified EcoXpert can provide you with the necessary equipment to convert solar energy into electricity. With incentives and buy-back schemes possible in some cases, solar energy can offset your electricity bill by up to 20%*.

Contact us > * *Based on previous data, 2012. This is not a guarantee of future performance or performance in your particular circumstances.

Make your ventilation system more energy efficient

Question:

Is my ventilation system working at maximum when it is not needed?

 

Answer:

Most ventilation systems are designed to operate at their maximum. However a lot of the time this may not be needed, and as a result, are a source of high energy wastage. EcoXperts have been trained to provide solutions that can make your ventilation system more energy efficient while ensuring process and worker comfort needs are still achieved.

Energy savings of up to 50% in energy are possible by adjusting the exhaust speed*

 

EcoXperts can help you adjust the operation of your ventilation system to match the activity in the area it ventilates through the use of varibale speed drives.  This Schneider Electric solution is a way to optimize the energy consumption and achieve significant savings.  The full-speed operation of an exhaust fan can be limited to a few hours a day, or a few days a year, when it is actually needed. Moreover, variable speed drives can reduce the exhaust noise and ongoing maintenance costs.

Contact us > * *Based on previous data, 2009. This is not a guarantee of future performance or performance in your particular circumstances.

Make use of total available power

Question:

How do I reduce utility company billing penalties and improve my plants efficiency?

 

Answer:

Good power quality ensures that your facility is making the best use of the available power helping reduce some energy bill penalties.  It will help optimize your power consumptionincrease reliability of electrical devices and reduce power losses all leading to improved productivity and availability.  

Harmonic mitigation and Power Factor Correction solutions offer good return on investment and multiple benefits.

 

 A certified EcoXpert can provide a Schneider Electric power factor and harmonic filtering solution for virtually every application.  The solutions are perfectly coordinated to meet all your power distribution needs.  It is scalable, and as your requirements evolve, it can be optimized to provide maximum power efficiency.

 

Energy efficiency using speed control

Question:

Can electric motors be run more efficiently?

 

Answer:

Most fan, pump and compressor applications provide an opportunity to improve energy efficiency through the use of speed control.  Typically these applications are sized for the maximum output required but a lot of the time the full output of the motor may not needed and as a result energy is wasted doing work that is not required. EcoXperts are trained to assess theses applications and provide motor speed control solutions that will match the output of the electric motor to the process demand requirement eliminating waste energy.

Electric Motors, an energy efficiency opportunity.

 

Many motors only have two settings: on and off. They operate at constant speed. If a motor turning at constant speed is driving a device or process that requires less output, adjustments are required to achieve the desired output level. This adjustment is often achieved by letting the motor run at full speed, while using downstream devices to block part of the output.
For fan applications, we have motors generating a full flow of air, and we use dampers to partially block and reduce the flow. For pump applications, we have motors generating a full flow of fluid, and we use dampers to partially block and reduce the flow. Energy is used to generate the output and then it is immediately thrown away.

 

Schneider Electric certified EcoXperts have the knowledge and skill to provide solutions that can speed control the motor to obtain the same outcome. Reducing the speed of a pump by 20% can achieve a 50%* energy saving.  Savings can be achieved when using speed control on fan and compressor applications as well.

Contact us > * *Based on previous data, 2009. This is not a guarantee of future performance or performance in your particular circumstances.

Understand your energy useage

Question:

How do I understand where energy is being used so that I can focus on improving energy efficiency in the right areas?

 

Answer:

Start measuring and managing your energy consumption.  EcoXperts can help you install integrated monitoring, measurement, and reporting solutions for your utilities, including water, gas, and electricity, plus, if required, air and steam as well.  You will be able to understand your energy bills, identify areas of savings, and manage costs associated with different facets of your business.

Identify energy waste, or areas of improvement, and achieve permanent savings

 

Schneider Electric's certified EcoXperts can deliver a simple energy management solution that gives you on-site, or remote, access to complete data about the overall energy spend on your site.
It has been shown that installing a measuring and monitoring system can help save up to 10%* of your energy bill though simple act of becoming energy aware.

Contact us > * * Based on previous data, 2009. This is not a guarantee of future performance or performance in your particular circumstances.

Save energy with efficient lighting

Question:
How can I reduce the amount of energy used for lighting without affecting the users?

 

Answer:
EcoXperts can help you reduce the energy consumption related to lighting, while ensuring a high level of user comfort and satisfaction. EcoXperts have the knowledge and skills to offer you a lighting solution that gives the optimal combination of user requirement and energy efficiency. These solutions can be tailored to meet your building and your investment capabilities. In most cases energy efficient lighting solutions from Schneider Electric can also reduce on going maintenance costs through longer lamp life. Further to this, combining efficient lighting with control technology can deliver further energy savings and efficiencies.

Illuminate your building's interior and exterior spaces, using up to 20%* less energy.
EcoXperts are able to offer the latest technology in energy efficient lighting for your factory and warehouse environment..

Contact us > * * *Based on previous data, 2012. This is not a guarantee of future performance or performance in your particular circumstances.

Connect to renewable energy

Question:

How can I use clean, renewable energy to offset my energy bill?

 

Answer:

EcoXperts, utilising Schneider Electric products, can offer efficient photovoltaic solutions that will allow you to take advantage of solar energy. An EcoXpert has the know-how and technical skills to design and install a solar energysolution to meet the needs of your factory and warehouse. 

Reduce your facilities energy bills and environmental footprint.

 

Benifit from generating your own electricity with rooftop photovoltaic modules.  A certifiedEcoXpert can provide you with the necessary equipment to convert solar energy into electricity. With incentives and buy-back schemes possible in some cases, solar energy can offset your electricity bill by up to 20%*.

Contact us > * * *Based on previous data, 2012. This is not a guarantee of future performance or performance in your particular circumstances.

Make use of total available power

Question:

How do I reduce utility company billing penalties and improve my plants efficiency?

 

Answer:

Good power quality ensures that your facility is making the best use of the available power helping reduce some energy bill penalties.  It will help optimize your power consumptionincrease reliability of electrical devices and reduce power losses all leading to improved productivity and availability.  

Harmonic mitigation and Power Factor Correction solutions offer good return on investment and multiple benefits.

 

 A certified EcoXpert can provide a Schneider Electric power factor and harmonic filtering solution for virtually every application.  The solutions are perfectly coordinated to meet all your power distribution needs.  It is scalable, and as your requirements evolve, it can be optimized to provide maximum power efficiency.

Understand your energy useage

Question:

How do I understand where energy is being used so that I can focus on improving energy efficiency in the right areas?

 

Answer:

Start measuring and managing your energy consumption.  EcoXperts can help you install integrated monitoring, measurement, and reporting solutions for your utilities, including water, gas, and electricity, plus, if required, air and steam as well.  You will be able to understand your energy bills, identify areas of savings, and manage costs associated with different facets of your business.

Identify energy waste, or areas of improvement, and achieve permanent savings

 

Schneider Electric's certified EcoXperts can deliver a simple energy management solution that gives you on-site, or remote, access to complete data about the overall energy spend on your site.
It has been shown that installing a measuring and monitoring system can help save up to 10%* of your energy bill though simple act of becoming energy aware.

Contact us > * * * Based on previous data, 2009. This is not a guarantee of future performance or performance in your particular circumstances.