Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced the availability of a new CO2 sensor module for its SE8000 Series Room Controllers. The sensor detects CO2 levels in environments such as hotels, schools, office buildings and justice facilities to help facility managers make changes to air quality to improve occupant comfort and create opportunities for energy savings. The risks associated with high CO2 levels within building environments are significant. From an occupant standpoint, high instances of CO2 can induce lethargy, decrease productivity and, in some instances ,lead to medical conditions such as fainting. For facilities managers, the sensor identifies opportunities to reduce air changes and adjust lighting and temperature settings when rooms are not occupied, which leads to significant energy savings. Additionally, the CO2 sensors can help building owners achieve LEED, BREEAM and Green Star certifications that promote their dedication to sustainability and attract and maintain tenants.