French University Centralizes Facility Management Processes with Schneider Electric’s Wonderware Software

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:03 -- SCC Staff

The University of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France, is among Europe’s foremost research universities and is the second-largest university in France with some 43,000 students. The University’s Energy Department needed to better manage facility operations for 140 buildings on multiple campuses spread across 60 miles of Strasbourg and the surrounding area. No centralized method existed for monitoring and collecting data on assets, HVAC, electricity and other facility processes that would allow staff to review trends and identify better practices for saving time, money and energy.

The search for an open, scalable supervisory control and monitoring system led them to Wonderware System Platform by Council Associate Partner Schneider Electric (which acquired Invensys in January 2014). System Platform provided extensive capabilities and met the University’s need for a solution that collects and manages data from all building systems and assets, and that easily integrated with the University’s existing asset data management program. Everything is built and managed within the same software infrastructure which efficiently centralizes data gathering and enables extensive data analysis to improve overall asset and energy efficiencies at the University’s distributed campus buildings.

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