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- 13 June 2019 10:50
Schneider Electric launches world leading smart building and smart home products & skills certification program in New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand – 13 June 2019 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has today launched its award-winning EcoXpert™ program for New Zealand electrical contractors, electricians and system integrators to enhance the training and accreditation for making homes, buildings, hotels and retail spaces smarter, more efficient, and more comfortable.
The EcoXpert™ Partner Program is a worldwide network of trained and certified partners who build expertise in integrating systems for lighting, heating and air-conditioning, building management, power management, and security as the Internet of Things, voice automation and the cloud enhance the systems available for homes, restaurants, office buildings, retail centres, and hospitals.
The New Zealand chapter of the program was officially launched by Schneider Electric Zone President Gareth O’Reilly at an exclusive three-day Innovation conference in Queenstown attended by about 150 Australian EcoXperts and New Zealand firms.
“At a time when the world is becoming more connected, digitised and energy reliant, it is more important than ever that we partner with small, medium and large businesses in sharing information on technology, software, products and customer needs,” he said.
New Zealand Executive General Manager of Schneider Electric, Ray Dunn said, “The demand for high-performing homes and buildings is growing exponentially as running costs and environmental standards continue to heighten. Globally the EcoXpert™ network has grown by 45% in the past four years and areas of specialisation have emerged in hotels, healthcare, data centres, and retail. We know there is a strong demand in New Zealand to access the program that is suitable for local conditions and projects.
Local firm Quasar Managing Director, Richard Schwass, said, “We have been proud to be an EcoXpert partner for a number of years now. The partner program is certainly one of the best we have experience and is a deserved winner of 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2017 Partner Program Guide. Being a ‘Master’ level partner in this program gives us access to a large range of resources and support from Schneider Electric. It also provides our customers with an assurance of quality solutions being built by a certified company whose individual staff members are trained and accredited by Schneider Electric on the systems, solutions and technology.”
The exclusive EcoXpert Innovation Talk event involved a range of training and networking opportunities as well as inspirational speakers. Olympic gold medalist skier and strategic business leader Alisa Camplin OAM delivered a stirring keynote while singer, and The Voice judge, Guy Sebastian, made a surprise appearance to speak about working with EcoXpert, Amped, on the design of his new family home and rehearsal studio.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.
With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.
In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.
We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.
About EcoXpert™ From understanding usage to energy savings and compliance, the challenges are many and varied. It's why we're constantly looking to the future, to offer better insights and cutting-edge technology. Our EcoXpert™ Program is one of the ways that Schneider Electric helps our partners deliver success, ensuring that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.
Our EcoXpert™ program is an exclusive partnership between Schneider Electric and a network of the world's leading system integrators, application providers, and technology companies. Our EcoXperts are national and local private businesses with a clear view of local market challenges, and the experience required to manage them.