Merck in Schneider Electric's Energy University

Energy University provides free energy efficiency education courses

Photo used for illustrative purposes only.
Photo used for illustrative purposes only.

Pharmaceutical company Merck has selected Schneider Electric’s Energy University programme to educate its employees around the world on energy efficiency.

Energy University is a free online programme featuring more than 350 educational courses that provide product-neutral information and guidance for improving energy efficiency within an organisation. 

Merck will first use Energy University as an internal training tool for its Global Energy Network for Improvement in Usage and Supply (GENIUS) teams, with the goal of educating employees to make smarter choices in energy efficiency.

The online courses can help Merck's 70,000 employees realize more than 30% of energy savings within their building, facility or private residence.

Tom Pagliuco, director, global energy & sustainability center of excellence, Merck, said, "Whether an employee is interested in simply learning more about energy efficiency, or would like to take advantage of new opportunities in the energy management field, Energy University offers tools and information for everyone - at no cost."

The Energy University program will also provide employees with the opportunity to become certified as a Professional Energy Manager (PEM), an industry recognized certification provided by the Institute of Energy Professionals.

Tushar Choudhury, marketing communications manager - Gulf countries and Pakistan, Schneider Electric, said, "The best resource for reducing an organization's energy usage and costs is its employees. Our Energy University program provides the necessary tools to support companies from every industry in their efforts to effectively grow employees' sustainability knowledge and skills. This will not only benefit the environment, but an organization's bottom line as well."

Launched in 2009, Energy University is providing energy efficiency education courses free-of-charge to more than 400,000 professionals in 180 countries and 13 languages. Energy University has enjoyed widespread popularity in the UAE, with 1051 professionals registering for, and completing 2491 courses in, the programme to date in 2014.


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