Schools Cut Energy Use by 25 Per Cent

                    Schools Cut Energy Use by 25 Per Cent

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, May 2, 2013

LONDON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Verdiem, Cisco and Schneider Electric deliver unified energy management across
lighting, HVAC, and ICT infrastructures

Verdiem , a leader in IT energy and efficiency software, today announced that
a joint Verdiem/Schneider Electric/Cisco solution has successfully delivered
centralised energy management for the education sector. The unified solution
has been implemented in three secondary schools in Lisbon, Portugal to control
and monitor energy consumption from all new equipment installed - from air
conditioning and lighting to ICT devices. The pilot deployment has already cut
ICT energy use by 25 % - including PCs, IP phones, wireless access points, IP
video cameras and network switches.

The solution has been implemented across three schools - comprising ten
buildings and serving 3,600 students and staff - by Parque Escolar EPE - the
Portuguese Company responsible for modernising Portuguese secondary schools.
The initial 25% energy use reduction for ICT will also be complemented by the
display and use of real-time energy data as an educational tool at the schools
to promote conservation, and is part of the organisation's drive to make every
school in the country carbon neutral and energy self-sufficient.

"This joint Verdiem/Schneider Electric /Cisco initiative delivers greater
energy efficiency and important cost savings for Portugal's schools. At the
same time it fosters 'green' individual behaviours and organisational policies
that help increase the momentum for sustainability on a global scale." -
Parque Escolar.

Verdiem provides the power management for ICT devices, enabling energy
consumption control over approximately 600 PCs, 120 Cisco IP phones, 150 Cisco
wireless access points, a video surveillance system with over 75 IP cameras,
and 60 Cisco Catalyst switches - with the potential for adding the interactive
white boards and projectors in classrooms.

Cisco, Schneider Electric and Verdiem consolidated all relevant sources of
energy consumption via a single, unified IP network-based approach, enabling
real-time energy monitoring and management. Verdiem's software provides a
single pane to monitor, optimise and regulate energy use by all ICT devices
and systems across all ten buildings at the three schools. The solution
integrates Cisco EnergyWise technology with a Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™
architecture, which includes management of ICT devices, as well as lighting,
heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

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Contact: Cheryl Billson, +44(0)7791-720460
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