Schneider Electric Renovates Dallas Location for Occupant Health and Efficiency
A global leader in energy management and automation in buildings, Schneider Electric recently announced they have taken their own step forward in improving their workspaces for employees and the environment. According to a recent press release put out by Schneider, the company’s Dallas location has officially received the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark for indoor air.
This follows the site’s recent renovation as Schneider pushes towards its new sustainability goals in addition to employee health and wellness. By pursuing UL’s Verified Healthy Building Program, building owners demonstrate their commitment to a healthier environment for occupants in up to five areas, with IAQ being one of them.
“Schneider Electric is clearly going the extra mile to give their employees the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are working in a healthier environment,” said Sean McCready, Director, Asset and Sustainability, Real Estate and Properties at UL, “As workers start returning to physical office buildings, it is essential that companies everywhere take the necessary measures to earn the trust of their employees, and we’re excited to continue recognizing leaders in the IAQ space like Schneider Electric.”
More About Schneider’s Pursuit of UL Verification
The growing need for healthy and resilient buildings has prompted many companies to reconsider their practices around fundamental building aspects such as indoor air, water, hygiene and other indoor environmental quality factors. Having been recognized as the World’s most sustainable corporation in 2021 by Corporate Knights, Schneider Electric seems intent on advancing its efforts to promote safer, healthier and more people-centric spaces by partnering with UL.
To achieve UL verification, the facility must go through a rigorous evaluation and testing period comprised of on-site, quantitative measurements, visual inspections and review of existing plans or policies. The site will be assessed using bi-annual on-site inspections to maintain compliant IAQ, and such inspections may include data from indoor air quality sensors for continual monitoring of quantitative metrics.
“Creating healthy and sustainable buildings is in our DNA,” said James Mylett, Vice President, US Digital Buildings at Schneider Electric. “We’ve made the same commitment to fostering healthy spaces for our employees at our office sites that we provide for our customers. This verification from UL recognizes our dedication to improving the quality of buildings that our teams work and collaborate in every day.”