Schneider Electric’s Energy University reaches 500,000 participants
January 25, 2016 - Schneider Electric says its Energy University, an online, non-proprietary education tool for energy management and automation, has grown to more than 500,000 registered participants worldwide. Available in 13 languages to professionals in 185 countries, the program has provided free energy efficiency education courses to professionals since 2009. With over 200 free courses to choose from, Energy University’s topics include: energy efficiency, building controls & automation, lighting, HVAC, data centers, industrial systems, electric systems, healthcare and more.
By Renée Francoeur
“The continued momentum of Energy University comes just weeks after world leaders convened at COP21 to discuss a universal climate agreement,” said Chris Leong, chief marketing officer, Schneider Electric. “Energy education is a critical link to enabling organizations and communities around the globe to build a more sustainable and efficient future, ultimately leading to a healthier planet. At Schneider Electric, we seek to guide our customers and Energy University participants to become true catalysts of change in their industries and communities by applying what they have learned to make the world more sustainable.”
In addition to improving efficiency education, the program also provides resources to underserved communities where that information is needed most. All Energy University courses discuss real-world solutions and provide practical information on how to make the best use of energy efficiency measures, Schneider Electric said, allowing companies and communities to take advantage of education tools they may not have access to otherwise. In some underserved communities, the access to Energy University is even helping to open doors for employment, the company added.
Beyond the growth of new participants, Energy University continues to be a training and education staple among existing participants, with many enrolling in free courses on a regular basis, Schneider Electric noted. Users range from technical support managers and data center operators to facility managers and systems engineers.
Energy University is available on-demand anytime at www.myenergyuniversity.com.