Introducing the world's first ISO 50001 certified building
Schneider Electric has scored another first as the head office in Paris, known as The Hive (Hall of Innovation and Energy Showcase), has become the first building in the world to earn the new ISO 50001 certification standard for energy management systems. The new ISO 50001 standard defines the requirements for the development, implementation, maintenance and improvement of energy management systems. It is designed to help organizations to continuously improve the energy performance of commercial and industrial buildings, optimize their use and reduce their operating costs.
Speaking on the achievement, country president of Schneider Electric Nigeria -Marcel Hochet said this latest certification recognizes our commitment to energy efficiency and our expertise in this field. He said more than ever SE is aiming for the highest standards in energy management for both our customers’ buildings and our own. The Hive provides valuable feedback that we can leverage to develop efficient, operational energy performance solutions that create value for our customers in Nigeria.
Schneider Electric is pursuing its commitment to continuously improving the energy management of its buildings, reducing their environmental footprint and enhancing user comfort. To meet the new standard’s requirements, Schneider Electric began adapting its energy management system in late 2010, based on the various drafts. Already, other Schneider Electric sites are following in the Hive's footsteps. The commercial and R&D buildings in the Grenoble area, for example, have already obtained NF EN 16001 certification and are now preparing to meet the new ISO 50001 standard. The Hive is a 35,000 square-meter building that accommodates more than 1,800 employees in Rueil-Malmaison, France.
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