National Instruments

At a Glance


Internet, Software, Hardware and Technology Services

Project Type

Commercial Energy Efficiency




Austin, TX

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Annual kWh Savings:

1,600,000 kWh


Brian Snarr looked into energy efficiency projects relating to lighting, data centers and office equipment.


Bryan Snarr participated as an EDF Climate Corps fellow at National Instruments (NI), an Austin, Texas-based provider of software and hardware for scientists and engineers. Snarr, a District Sales Manager at NI and an MBA student at the University of California at Davis, evaluated energy efficiency projects related to lighting, data centers and office equipment.


Some projects were as simple as raising the thermostat settings in data centers and turning off under-cabinet lighting in cubicles when not in use.

Potential Impact

In total, Snarr identified opportunities that could save NI approximately 1.6 million kWh per year, an 8 percent reduction from its current consumption. With these projects NI could also save nearly $109,000 in energy costs per year.

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