Schneider Electric and Earth Rangers Receive Global “One” Award

Global One trophy
The ONE Trophy campaign is an internal Schneider Electric competition that showcases key projects and initiatives which support Schneider’s business integration efforts. These efforts are focused in three focus areas: One Team, One Solution Provider, and Planet & Society.
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Greenbuild Expo

Greenbuild tour
We were happy to have had the opportunity this fall to participate on the trade show floor of the Greenbuild Expo, the worlds’ largest green building conference. Hundreds of delegates came to see how the partnership between Earth Rangers and Schneider Electric is helping to push
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LEED Update

Green technologies
We are awaiting Canada Green Building Council’s audit of our LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance submission. We look forward to achieving the Platinum level of certification in the near future and will keep you posted on our progress.
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Our Energy Report Card

live data
This summer’s heat was handled efficiently at the ERC. How efficiently? We used the traditional refrigeration equipment for only 3 days the entire summer!  How did we accomplish this? By cooling directly with the ground and using the building automation system to ideally control
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How to Build your Own Preventative Maintenance Program

Mobile building automation
The Earth Rangers facility team has developed some unique solutions to building operations problems. We are going to use our building tour and this newsletter to share some of these innovations. The first in this series is our Preventative Maintenance Program, which Brett Sverkas, our
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2011 Energy Savings

Data visualization
The Earth Rangers Centre facility team had a target of 10% energy savings for the 2011 calendar year over 2010. The numbers are in, and we surpassed our goal! We achieved a 17.8% savings over 2010, despite an increase in heating requirements. This equates to 123,000 kWh, enough power
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LEED EB Platinum

LEED Platinum award
The Earth Rangers Centre, already LEED® for New Construction Gold Certified in 2006, is now certified Platinum under LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED® EB)! Scoring a total of 92 of a possible 110 points, the ERC is the highest scoring LEED® EB certified b
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BASF Helps to Reduce Environmental Impact via its Concrete Products

Concrete plays an integral role in heating, cooling and ventilation at the Earth Rangers Centre. In almost every space, concrete is visible. Radiantly heated and cooled slabs, earth tubes and the thermal mass construction of the building all rely on concrete as the base building mater
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Improving the Global Water Situation through Sound Plumbing Practices

Author: Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating courtesy of the World Plumbing Council. Ever since the first sewers were built in Iraq in 5000 BC, the first sanitary systems were constructed in India around 2500 BC and much later when the Romans built their famous aqueducts, plumbi
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