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Welcome to the EcoXpert™ Podcast​

This podcast channel has been created to give you the latest information about how technology is shaping the way we are using, designing, and controlling energy usage in buildings to create more efficient and comfortable environments. Your host, Martin Feder, with help from co-hosts Dusan Janjic and Kevin Morin (both experts in their fields of environmental and power control) – and through the use of case studies, interviews, and open discussions – hope to bring you the latest news and ideas about how you can improve the use of energy in your buildings.

Meet your host

Martin Feder

Martin Feder has been working in the BMS industry for 34 years, starting in the UK with a company named Satchwell Control Systems Ltd in 1985, which then became Invensys and is now Schneider Electric. During that time Martin lived in Germany. Since then he moved to Italy and is now based in Slovenia, but still travels the world to do his job. He’s qualified with an HNC in Building Services, and additionally went on to receive a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma in Marketing. Being half British and half German (able to speak both languages fluently) Martin has experienced most areas of the industry, from Product Management to engineering and delivering integrated Building Management Systems.

The Feders

When I can, I spend as much time with my family as possible. My wife works for the Slovene government, my son is studying car mechanics and is a very good singer and guitar player and my daughter, who is still in middle school, is a keen rower. Watching them play or compete is the best thrill a parent can have.

— Martin Feder, Podcast host

Meet your co-hosts

Kevin Morin

Kevin Morin is a Certified Energy Manager, with experience developing projects and solutions with engineering managers, consultants and facilities teams to improve how they manage energy, while improving power reliability and optimizing electrical maintenance. He has been with Schneider Electric for almost 15 years, working in Canada, the United States, and in global roles. Today, he is managing a network of over 500 system integration companies that develop digital power management solutions.

Kevin is based on Canada’s west coast, in the city of Victoria. When he’s not traveling for work, he enjoys time in the garden with family, catching live music in town, and exploring the local mountains and beaches.

Dusan Janjic

Dusan Janjic is the global EcoXpert Light & Room Control badge owner at Schneider Electric where he has spent the last 15 years on making smart buildings a reality. He has lived and worked in North America, the Gulf and Europe, and is currently based in the Netherlands. Dusan holds a degree in Computer Engineering from McGill University and MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management. When he’s not working, Dusan enjoys spending time with family and friends and indulging his passions for travel, exploration, and learning.

Episodes

EcoXpert Podcast – by Schneider Electric. Episode 1

In this first episode, Martin interviews Paul Whittingham, from Schneider Electric, to provide the audience with real time information as to how their building is performing. Paul is an expert in the field of building management systems, in particular the development of analytical software. Through Paul’s insight, the listeners of this podcast are able to understand how this technology has been developed and the future that it holds​.

Paul studied Aerospace Engineering at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) with a dissertation in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in airfoil performance for IndyCars using ground effect. After graduating he joined Satchwell Control Systems Ltd, UK in 2004 and entered the Field Services division.

Before joining the Energy Services Division, Paul worked in and managed Bureau services where he launched a full Buildings Analytics offer, an asset advisor and IT advisor in the UK as part of global field services solutions. Paul is now a Global Business Development Director in charge of the Building Analytics offer from Schneider Electric.

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