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    Schneider Electric, a major player in energy efficiency, has come up with solutions for making 30% energy savings in buildings

    Rueil-Malmaison, 22 January 2008 – Schneider Electric is furthering its commitment to energy efficiency by organizing today a debate on the theme, “Faced with climate change, what is the role of innovation: Energy efficiency in the building sector” with HEC.

    With the patronage and in the presence of Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, State Secretary for the Ecology, this event brings together Jean Jouzel, Director of the Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace and member of the intergovernmental group of experts on climate change, Michel Destot, MP and Mayor of Grenoble, President of the Association of Mayors in Large French Cities, Bernard Ramanantsoa, Managing Director of HEC and a representative of the Masters in Sustainable Development at HEC. Schneider Electric will be represented by Henri Lachmann President of the Board,
    Eric Pilaud, Executive Vice President Strategy, Customers and Technology and Gilles Vermot-Desroches, Vice President Sustainable Development

    This round table is emblematic of the growing commitment of Schneider Electric in energy efficiency and of its commitment to manage clean, safe and reliable energy.
    The Group has developed products, solutions and services that save up to 30% of energy in buildings and industry.

    Schneider Electric is deploying an action plan to improve and reduce energy use. We are committed to our customers to significantly improve the efficiency of their energy structures and therefore their economic and environmental performance. By organizing this round table, we are reinforcing our commitment and our capacity to provide solutions today ahead of environmental conformity rules", explains Eric Pilaud, Executive Vice President Strategy, Customers and Technology at Schneider Electric.

    “Today, we wanted all the key players concerned by energy efficiency to come together to demonstrate that solutions already exist which are efficient and simple to implement. Climatologists make observations, companies act, politicians set rules and teachers tell us how to do it. Not long ago, a meeting of this kind would have been near impossible”, says Gilles Vermot-Desroches,
    Vice President Sustainable Development at Schneider Electric.

    Solutions today

    Schneider Electric, is dynamic and active in energy efficiency

    In a world where Sustainable Development requires real commitment, energy efficiency is, for Schneider Electric, a real opportunity to mobilize, grow and differentiate itself. The Group has all the skills and technologies to respond.

    - With the Energy Efficiency program launched in 2005, energy efficiency is one of the major objective actions set by the Group. The market for energy efficiency presents potential growth in the long term
    estimated between 15-20% Today, Schneider Electric products, solutions and services are making 30% savings and ensuring reliable energy without compromising on comfort, performance and reliability. With HOMES program, Schneider Electric and its 14 partners are developing solutions to make 20% energy savings in new and old buildings both in service industry and in homes.

    - In May 2007, the Group made a commitment to the Energy Management Company Association and the China Building Electricity Efficiency Committee, with the aim of taking part in a Chinese energy saving program and enable customers to save, optimize and renew their sources of energy.

    - In July 2007, Schneider Electric and its Business Unit Building Automation joined the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) with the aim of helping 40 cities and world metropolises to manage their energy more efficiently in buildings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    - Finally, in December 2007, Schneider Electric was a signatory contributor to the International Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

    About Schneider Electric
    Schneider Electric, the world's power and control specialist, anticipates and satisfies its customers' requirements in the residential, building, data center and networks, industry, and energy and infrastructure markets. With 112,000 employees, Schneider Electric generated revenue of €17.3 billion in 2007 through 15,000 distributor outlets in 190 countries.



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