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Schneider, Autodesk join forces to enhance building efficiency


January 22, 2015
By Renée Francoeur

January 22, 2015 — Schneider Electric and Autodesk Inc. have teamed up to enhance current practices for building lifecycle management based on Building Information Modeling (BIM).

The two companies say they plan on “exploring ways to complement each other’s strengths” to make buildings more energy efficient from the design and construction through to the operation and end-of-life phases.

They plan to do this by combining Schneider Electric’s expertise in electrical distribution, energy and building management solutions with Autodesk’s portfolio of BIM-based design and construction software such as Autodesk Revit and Autodesk BIM 360.

“We see a huge potential in digitizing buildings project life-cycle. We believe that the cooperation with Autodesk will help drive a deep and long-term transformation in the construction industry, providing greater value to each user and contributing to solve the energy challenge,” said Jean-Luc Meyer, senior vice-president of strategy and innovation with Schneider.

The companies say the alliance could also include new solutions and services in the areas of energy management, building automation and control, and workspace management.