Electrical panel builders play a vital role in advancing sustainability both in their own operations and when executing client projects. The growing demand for environmentally friendly products and services makes it important for panel builders to focus on sustainable systems.
While tackling climate change is urgent, panel builders can adopt simple approaches and digital solutions. This will help reduce resource intensity, increase energy efficiency, and optimise the total cost of ownership.
Schneider Electric suggests panel builders can improve sustainability and create value for themselves and their customers by taking three steps:
When designing and installing switchboards, using digital tools and software will help to improve efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint. Software tools can increase engineering and production efficiency for panel builders. They make panel documentation simpler and automatically generate cables and terminals in schematics.
For example, digital twins help designers conceptualise the equipment life cycle. This is useful as it enhances service life efficiency while reducing the equipment’s overall carbon footprint.
Panel builders can move towards decarbonisation by adopting sustainable solutions, like energy-efficient lighting, renewable energy sources and smart grid technologies. They can also leverage products from Schneider Electrics Green Premium products to deliver environmentally friendly solutions to their customers. Green Premium is a label with many advantages to help panel builders meet their sustainability commitments.
Collaborate for sustainability.
Although there is still a gap between sustainability goals and results, the trend is moving in the right direction, and momentum is building. Customers are also pushing sustainable efforts as they know it is key to their own future.
To streamline the journey toward sustainability, panel builders can seek partnerships with industry-leading suppliers who understand their unique sustainability challenges.