Internet of Things (IoT) & EcoStruxure™: Energy Efficiency at Saint-Gobain | Schneider Electric

Internet of Things (IoT) & EcoStruxure™: Energy Efficiency at Saint-Gobain | Schneider Electric


As human beings, we spend approximately 90% of our time in buildings: homes, offices. We have to innovate to make these environments … … much more healthy and comfortable for all of us. I’m Richard Brunel. I’m Vice President of Purchasing for Saint-Gobain North America. Saint-Gobain is one of the largest building material manufacturers in the world. Buying energy for a corporation is complex. At the site level, we use energy 24/7. We have to optimize costs and energy consumption at those sites. And we have to have the proper tool within the plants … And we have to have the proper tool within the plants …
… and the better experts to support us in this management. … and the better experts to support us in this management. The strategic decision was made to outsource the service … … of procuring energy to Schneider Electric. Before, we had no visibility. Each plant was buying energy from their local utility. EcoStruxure has been the tool to give us the full visibility from the site, to the corporate level, to the global level. Schneider always comes to me to give strategic advice. They are a little bit like my left arm. Thanks to EcoStruxure, we have saved on a spend … … which is in hundreds of millions of dollars, and fueled innovation at Saint-Gobain. Saint-Gobain innovation is never more than five feet away from where you are — in a house, in a hospital, in transportation. And the most amazing is companies like NASA and SpaceX. Schneider has helped Saint-Gobain to fuel our success … … when it comes to working on innovative solutions … … to make the life of people better every day.

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