Schneider Electric has developed a Web-based tool to assist facility managers, consulting engineers and operations managers looking for ways to reduce energy consumption without sacrificing productivity. Square D Lean Tools is a collection of Web calculators that allows users to estimate potential energy savings to be gained by implementing the company's various energy efficiency solutions to optimize energy costs while enhancing a facility's performance, reliability, safety and ease of use.

“Everyone is faced with rising energy costs and concerns for the environment. Add to that new mandates and incentives as a result of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and there are significant reasons to implement energy efficiency solutions to reduce energy consumption,” says Cassandra Quaintance, manager of Schneider Electric's Energy Market Segment group. “The Square D Lean Tools site allows visitors to calculate the potential energy savings available through the adoption of Schneider Electric solutions.”

The site, www.squaredleantools.com, hosts step-by-step product-specific calculators. The main screen allows the user to preview the individual product features to understand how each can benefit the application. The user can then create a customized program that will calculate the potential energy savings of implementing one or more of the solutions at the facility.

The site contains five calculation tools: a lighting control energy efficiency calculator, a transformer calculator, drives calculator, a power monitoring and control system calculator and a power correction system calculator. Quaintance says additional calculators are planned for the Square D Lean Tools site, including building automation and control and lighting equipment selection.

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