Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation and energy management and automation, and the world’s most sustainable corporation 2021 as ranked by Corporate Knights, today at CES 2022 revealed the latest innovations in Smart and Sustainable Homes as part of its commitment to address the growing demand for resilient and sustainable home energy solutions. These newly revealed innovations include the first sockets and switches in the industry made from ocean materials and new enhancements to the award-winning Wiser Energy Center.
The need for a low-carbon future is undeniable and the time to act on a climate change strategy is now. The introduction of new technologies and changing consumption patterns will cause global CO2 emissions levels to decrease 30% by 2050.
According to a recent survey by Schneider Electric, 85% of people believe energy efficiency is the most important aspect of improving their homes, and more than half (53%) believe it’s the responsibility of individuals to reduce carbon emissions. With homes expected to be the single greatest contributor to greenhouse emissions in the next decade, consumers are demanding innovative solutions that give them control over how energy is produced, stored, and distributed in the home.
“The last year saw more strain on our homes than any moment in recent history – from wildfires and temperature-driven blackouts to snow and ice causing grid-wide shutdowns. It’s no surprise that individuals are not only willing, but ready, to take the challenges of climate change into their own hands,” said YiFu Qi, Executive Vice President, Home, and Distribution Division at Schneider Electric. “Consumers realize the value of creating not just a smart, but a smart and sustainable home and our focus on innovation are empowering consumers to make real change in their homes today.”
Delivering Smart, Safe, and Resilient Home Energy Power
The latest generation of the Wiser Energy Center, anchored by the Square D™ Energy Center in the U.S., helps meet the global sustainability goals of the future for the home, conveniently providing smart, safe, and resilient power. Consumers now have full control over how energy is produced, stored, and distributed in their homes. They can also switch from utility to alternative power sources – including battery, solar, or generators – to enhance energy resiliency, optimize energy usage and reduce costs.
Creating Home Energy Solutions from Recycled Ocean Plastics
Debuting at CES 2022, Schneider Electric is the first company to offer recycled ocean plastic solutions that create a truly functioning circular economy. Customers in select markets are now able to contribute to the reduction of ocean pollution by choosing sustainable products – including switches, sockets and frames – without compromising on durability and style.