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DALLAS – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced the successful completion of a new construction project with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. The project included the installation of entirely integrated control and security systems throughout the architecturally compelling six-floor facility, which was specifically designed around the complex exhibit structure. The customized system design will enable the museum to perform at maximum efficiency and sustain its educational mission for patrons for years to come.
The highlight of the Perot Museum project is the integrated building management system (BMS). Schneider Electric incorporated its Andover Continuum™ solution for the BMS and access control systems, Pelco by Schneider Electric for the IP cameras and closed circuit television (CCTV), Stenofon for IP intercom, Radionics for intrusion detection, and Notifier for fire alarm. The Schneider Electric systems combined with these other offerings provided top-of-the-line product solutions, allowing the customer to have full access to the entire system from multiple locations.
The BMS also has remote capability, so it can be monitored and managed from anywhere. Additionally through the unique installation process, the Schneider Electric team navigated the 20-foot high ceilings and low light conditions with careful consideration for the museum’s striking architectural design and exhibit layout. Besides creating a safe, secure environment for museum patrons and staff within this stunning facility, the integrated system will allow the museum to run efficiently and effectively, significantly reducing both capital and operational expenditures.
“We are thrilled with the work Schneider Electric has done with the construction on our museum,” said Kenneth Cadenhead, director of facilities, Perot Museum of Nature and Science. “When running a nonprofit organization, efficiency is extremely important to our sustainability. The savings we’ll earn from this project will ensure we are able to invest properly in educational programs and exhibits, giving our patrons the best possible experience at the Perot Museum.”
“The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a unique destination and an intriguing addition to local attractions,” said Jim Sandelin, senior vice president, Buildings Division of Schneider Electric. “This new construction project allowed Schneider Electric to fully leverage our expertise in building efficiency to create a facility that is safe and sustainable, and whose systems are fully integrated. We are excited about the museum and proud to have aided in its mission to inspire minds through nature and science and provide quality science education for the Dallas community.”
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
About the Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a nonprofit educational organization located in Dallas, Texas, with campuses in Victory Park and Fair Park. In support of its mission to inspire minds through nature and science, the Perot Museum delivers exciting, engaging and innovative visitor and outreach experiences through its education, exhibition, and research and collections programming for children, students, teachers, families and life-long learners. The $185 million Victory Park museum, designed by 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis Architects, opened to the public December 1, 2012. The Perot Museum is named in honor of Margot and Ross Perot, the result of a $50 million gift made by their five adult children. To learn more about the Perot Museum, please visit perotmuseum.org.