Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Schneider Electric’s Online Tool Serves beyond Switching off the Lights

In conjunction with Earth Hour, the company encourages Malaysians to utilise Efficiency Quotient – an online tool to help improve energy management skills, save, and compare spending to their peers.

Kuala Lumpur, 25th March 2014 — Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management encourages Malaysians to use the Efficiency Quotient tool as it is a fundamental guide to improve energy conservation. A quick and easy online questionnaire, which can be found at, enables Malaysians to conduct an energy management assessment, compare their spending to other users and recommends steps for reducing energy costs and improving energy usage efficiency.

“According to the International Energy Agency, we are the third largest energy consuming nation in the Association of South-East Asian Nations and as our economy continues to grow, so will our energy needs”, said Soo Pow Leong, Malaysia Country President of Schneider Electric. “The annual Earth Hour’s commitment to build greater awareness of energy efficiency importance stands as a great reminder for all of us to stop the conscious and unconscious energy splurging. We highly recommend the Efficiency Quotient tool to help educate users about the most effective ways of using energy and help them identify easy steps to lower energy bills”, he added.

Upon completing the survey, the corporate and individual users will receive their energy efficiency “score” on a rating of 1 to 5 and they can share and compare their scoring against other participant in the survey. Based on this score, Schneider Electric will provide them with recommendations and access to relevant educational materials including relevant white papers, links and other tools to help guide their energy efficiency improvement process.  Users may also consult Schneider Electric specialists to further assist them to plan and implement technologies, strategies and services to increase business performance and efficiency.

In addition to the Efficiency Quotient tool, Schneider Electric recommends a four-step action plan to achieve the most effective energy management plan for continuous energy efficiency improvement process. Those are the Measure, Fix the Basics, Automate and Monitor steps.

Schneider Electric’s four-step action plan for energy efficiency improvement

“Schneider Electric encourages everyone to go beyond switching the lights off for 60 minutes during Earth Hour and use this online tool to learn more about sustainable energy conservation. With the recent hike in electricity tariffs,  it is imperative for consumers and businesses to start utilising energy management tools such as this one to lower their energy bills and increase efficiency,” added Soo.

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