This whitepaper, authored by Markus Hirschbold and Grant Reig in 2021 and modified and published by Schneider Electric in October 2022, discusses the potential benefits of cloud-based solutions for building and power management. The paper first describes the challenges faced by building and power managers in maintaining and optimizing their systems and the limitations of traditional management approaches. The paper then explains how cloud-based solutions can address these challenges by providing more efficient, cost-effective, and scalable management solutions. It highlights the benefits of cloud-based solutions, such as reduced hardware costs, simplified data management, improved data analysis, and remote access to data and systems. The paper also provides examples of how cloud-based solutions are already being used in building and power management, such as real-time energy management, predictive maintenance, and remote monitoring.

Keywords:  Building Retrofits, Cloud & Data Analytics, Energy Efficiency/Management, Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation, System Integrator, Zero Net Energy, EPMS, BMS, Cloud, Schneider

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