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  • Safety matters – home and away

    Safety matters – home and away

    In today’s world, power is everywhere, and electrical equipment can be found wherever we work, live, or play. While this means we have access to electricity almost anytime, anywhere, it also...

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  • Small Ideas and Great Minds Accelerate Sustainability

    Small Ideas and Great Minds Accelerate Sustainability

    There has never been a stronger drive for sustainable products and innovations in our time. Climate change has reached a tipping point, and many entrepreneurs and companies are stepping forward to...

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  • Energy-positive homes of the future

    Energy-positive homes of the future

    The current climate crisis is everyone’s responsibility. Homes, for example, were responsible for 24% of all greenhouse gas emissions in Europe this past year, with similar numbers observed in...

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  • World is changing, and so is the scenario of domestic electricity

    World is changing, and so is the scenario of domestic electricity

    I stay with my family in a rural part of Bangalore in India, and we often face a series of power cuts that last for as long as 4 hours. What adds to our woes is that these power cuts are...

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  • The Promise of Matter: Making Homes More Sustainable

    The Promise of Matter: Making Homes More Sustainable

    At Schneider Electric, we believe all of us have a role to play in protecting our planet, and every step counts. With these talks, we are exploring the different bricks which can make our homes...

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  • Accelerating eMobility in Singapore

    Accelerating eMobility in Singapore

    Singapore is showing us its big plans with big minds to developing greener and more sustainable land transport. The Lion City is aiming to cut the sector’s emissions as much as 80% by the middle...

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  • How homeowners can benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act

    How homeowners can benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act

    Historic legislation lowers cost of home electrification The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) could easily have been called the Climate Change Reduction Act. With $369 billion slated to help ensure...

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  • Can going electric reduce your energy consumption?

    Can going electric reduce your energy consumption?

    Smart home technology makes it possible.  It seems everyone and everything is “going electric” these days, from the way we fuel our cars and cook our food to how we heat our homes. Yet how does...

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  • Building of the Future – Accelerating Sustainability with Innovation

    Building of the Future – Accelerating Sustainability with Innovation

    The breakneck pace of innovation isn’t slowing down. In fact, it’s accelerating as new technologies, from A.I., big data and the Internet of Things, embed themselves in every aspect of our daily...

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  • Smart home technologies to be the centerpiece of IFA 2022

    Smart home technologies to be the centerpiece of IFA 2022

    Schneider Electric at IFA What are the latest digital home energy trends? How will our homes become smarter, more efficient, and sustainable? IFA 2022, Europe’s biggest technology showcase, will...

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  • Five reasons why your customers are ready for smart home technology

    Five reasons why your customers are ready for smart home technology

    Imagine being an electrician in the early 20th century and having a customer ask for the very latest in modern conveniences. Back then your options were extremely limited. Maybe you’d install some...

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  • Why is my electric bill so high in 2022? And how do I fix it?

    Why is my electric bill so high in 2022? And how do I fix it?

    If you’re wondering why your electric bill is so high, you’re not alone. Due to continued supply-chain repercussions two years into the pandemic, along with geopolitical turmoil that’s now...

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  • Square D X Series light switches and receptacles are making an impact across industries

    Square D X Series light switches and receptacles are making an impact across industries

    Most people use light switches, dimmers, and receptacles in their home every day without thinking about them. They don’t consider aesthetics, ease of use or alternative options because, after all,...

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  • Are smart and sustainable homes smart business for homebuilders?

    Are smart and sustainable homes smart business for homebuilders?

    Remember when smart home devices were whiz-bang novelties destined for residences of the future? News flash: the future is now. According to one recent article, “The growing consumer propensity...

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  • [Podcast Series] Internet of Things (IoT) powering Smart and Sustainable Homes of the Future

    [Podcast Series] Internet of Things (IoT) powering Smart and Sustainable Homes of the Future

    We are back for the second season of “Climate Change with Net-Zero Homes” podcast with a new highly reputed list of global CEOs, key opinion leaders, industrial analysts, innovators, energy...

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  • Get-set for a Net-Zero Australia with Solar

    Get-set for a Net-Zero Australia with Solar

    The climate picture painted by much of the media makes it easy to be pessimistic. Fortunately it’s not all bad news. According to the Clean Energy Regulator (CER), in 2021... Read more » The post...

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  • Access to energy is a global priority for everyone

    Access to energy is a global priority for everyone

    As we move towards a more digitized community, access to energy remains crucial for both individual well-being and national economic development. Let’s take reference from what the United Nations...

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  • From Smart To Sustainable: We Can Retrofit Our Homes To Be Net Zero Within A Decade

    From Smart To Sustainable: We Can Retrofit Our Homes To Be Net Zero Within A Decade

    Today, we are spending more time at home amid ongoing social restrictions, colder weather and increased home-working. This is leading many of us to re-evaluate our housing conditions: to enjoy... ...

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  • Net Zero Home: DIY (Do It Yourself)

    Net Zero Home: DIY (Do It Yourself)

    We have never spent more time in our own homes than we have in the past twenty four months. It is no surprise then that consumer spending on home improvements is... Read more » The post Net Zero...

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  • Virtual CES 2022 – What to expect from Schneider Electric

    Virtual CES 2022 – What to expect from Schneider Electric

    2021 has been a sobering year for anyone concerned about climate change. We’ve witnessed record temperatures being set in Russia, the ‘Heat Dome’ in the Pacific Northwest, the devastating...

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