Continued momentum and investment in Schneider’s free education programme demonstrates company’s commitment to building a more sustainable, energy efficient future.
Schneider Electric, of the global specialists in energy management and automation, has announced that its Energy University, an online, non-proprietary education tool for energy management and automation, has grown to more than 500,000 registered participants worldwide.
Available in 13 languages to professionals in 185 countries, the programme has provided free energy efficiency education courses to professionals since 2009. With over 200 free courses to choose from, Energy University offers a wide array of course topics including: energy efficiency, building controls & automation, lighting, HVAC, data centres, industrial systems, electric systems, healthcare and more.
“The continued momentum of Energy University comes just weeks after world leaders convened at COP21 to discuss a universal climate agreement,” said Chris Leong, Chief Marketing Officer, Schneider Electric. “Energy education is a critical link to enabling organisations and communities around the globe to build a more sustainable and efficient future, ultimately leading to a healthier planet. At Schneider Electric, we seek to guide our customers and Energy University participants to become true catalysts of change in their industries and communities by applying what they have learned to make the world more sustainable.”
“Energy education is a critical link to enabling organisations and communities around the globe to build a more sustainable and efficient future, ultimately leading to a healthier planet.”
In addition to improving efficiency education, the programme also provides resources to underserved communities where that information is needed most. All Energy University courses are free and discuss real-world solutions and provide practical information on how to make the best use of energy efficiency measures, allowing companies and communities to take advantage of education tools they may not have access to otherwise. In some underserved communities, the access to Energy University is even helping to open doors for employment, paving the way for the first step out of poverty.
Beyond the growth of new participants, Energy University continues to be a training and education staple among existing participants, with many enrolling in free courses on a regular basis. Individual user profiles are diverse from technical support managers and data center operators to facility managers and systems engineers, demonstrating the far reach of the programme. Multinational companies are also taking advantage of Energy University’s unique opportunity for professional development. Energy University offers the opportunity for companies to create custom learning paths inside their site to serve as an internal training tool for their employees.
“I recently leveraged electrical trending to determine why one of our remote buildings lost power, and by using the information I learned through Energy University courses, I recognised that there was an electrical problem and possible outage,” said Sheila Armstrong, Manager of U.S. Company. “As soon as I saw the dip on our power monitoring, I reported it to our electrical staff and the problem was resolved before the first phoned in complaint was ever made.”