TAC is now the Buildings Business of Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and security solutions, today announced it has completed the strategic transformation of TAC as its Buildings Business. This enables customers to realize optimal energy and security efficiencies, and reduce capital and operating expenses.

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and security solutions, today announced it has completed the strategic transformation of TAC as its Buildings Business. Schneider Electric is now uniquely poised to directly offer customers a full range of solutions across its core competencies: power, data centers, industrial automation, building management and security. This convergence enables customers worldwide to realize optimal energy and security efficiencies, and the associated savings in capital and operating expenses.

"This brand migration is more than just a name change; this is a new way of approaching our energy management business and customers' needs," said Chris Curtis, president and CEO of Schneider Electric's Buildings Business. "Establishing the Buildings Business as the center for one of Schneider Electric's core competencies is a major companywide initiative. We can now take multiple solutions from our comprehensive portfolio through one seamless customer interface to become a single-source energy management provider."

Schneider Electric serves customers around the world that are as varied as Digital Realty Trust, Rockefeller Group Development Corporation, Genzyme, Chicago's Merchandise Mart, Hilton Copenhagen Airport, Ideapark, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Westin Resort Macau, Syracuse University, Edith Cowan University and Harrods.

"Like any university, our buildings have diverse uses that are constantly changing. We need to respond to the community's needs by balancing energy conservation with energy use," says Tim Sweet, Syracuse University's director of Energy and Computing Management. "We chose Schneider Electric because the company's solutions allowed us to replace the hodgepodge of communications systems for building management across our campus with a true Ethernet-based client/server system that provides centralized information systems with access from any location."

Hear James Haviaris, senior vice president of operations with the Rockefeller Group Development Corporation, discuss his company's longstanding relationship with global energy management leader Schneider Electric. The podcast can be found at http://www.schneider-electric.com/buildings/rockefellercenter.

"The Rockefeller Group Development Corporation has been working successfully with Schneider Electric across two of its core competencies since the mid 90s," said James Haviaris, senior vice president of operations with the Rockefeller Group Development Corporation.

"The new energy management system based on smart grid technology has enabled us to better manage our electricity usage and reduce energy consumption by 60,000 kWh per month, saving us $12,500 per month. We are also working with Schneider Electric to improve on our EnergyStar rating and LEED certification with solid results."

"With TAC integrated as its Buildings Business, Schneider Electric can now deliver its expertise in ways that can enhance energy efficiencies and cost savings through the entire lifecycle of our buildings. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the company we believe to be the innovative leader in energy management solutions. Schneider Electric will help us advance our business and sustain the environment at the same time," added Haviaris.

While customers can expect a variety of new opportunities, certain things will not change. "The trusted relationships customers have come to expect from our employees will remain the same, and we will continue to deliver the highest level of expertise, products and services our customers have come to rely on," said Curtis.

TAC employees are spreading the word about the brand migration to Schneider Electric. In this video, available at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ7wTP6lzc0, they bring the change to life with something as simple as their business cards.

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 114,000 employees achieved sales of more than 18.3 billion euros in 2008, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy." www.schneider-electric.com

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