In line with the government’s initiatives for promoting green buildings in India, Schneider Electric – the global specialist in energy management and automation, recently announced its commitment towards making buildings in India ‘energy efficient’ through its suite of new IoT-enabled technologies and solutions. The company has showcased its EcoStruxure platform, which combines advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity technologies – which will go a long way in saving cost and energy for all-size buildings such as offices, hospitals, airports, hotels etc. The solution will also be applicable to the residential segment, especially the home automation segment, the market for which is expected to be more than Rs. 30,000 crore by 2022.
Schneider Electric recently became the first company in India to introduce the most comprehensively tested APFC panels for buildings, fully compliant with international safety certifications like IEC 61921 and IEC 61439-1 & 2. VarSet has been specially designed to improve energy efficiency by up to 30% for buildings in industries like F&B, pharma, FMCG, auto, IT, marine, cement and mining.
Schneider’s launch of new innovative products to promote green buildings comes in the light of the Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 (ECBC 2017) recently launched by the Ministry of Power, in association with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), mandating the energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be constructed across India.