Responsible for 40% of the world’s energy consumption and emitting 21% of the planet’s greenhouse gases, buildings offer huge potential for energy savings.
Energy-efficient Buildings for Businesses
Businesses can achieve substantial cost savings in buildings, thanks to Siemens Total Building Solutions. In hospitals, universities, airports or industrial structures, Siemens has the expertise and integrated technology for efficient building automation and proven fire and safety systems.
Until recently, the historical Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee had antiquated buildings with outdated infrastructure. The university chose Siemens Total Building Solutions to implement energy saving solutions, including facility infrastructure improvements, insulated piping, energy-efficient lighting and steam trap repairs. The project allowed FAMU to reduce the university’s carbon footprint and will save FAMU approximately $1.2 million annually.
Recently, Siemens was awarded a $37 million contract to improve the efficiency levels in the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Great Lakes buildings. The conservation measures will include efficient lighting, HVAC and a comprehensive operations and maintenance program. The project is expected to reduce total CO2 emissions by 51.3% annually, and will save the GSA $2.5 million in the program’s first year, and will continue to save money over the life of the contract.
The U.S. Coast Guard awarded Siemens with a $5.3 million contract to install energy-conserving upgrades at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The conservation measures are estimated to generate energy savings of $540,000 annually over the 14-year contract term.
Siemens has joined as one of Carnegie Hall’s technology partners to support the Studio Towers Renovation Project (STRP) and is supplying the building automation, fire and life safety, and security systems as well as parts of the power distribution system for the project.
- Building Technologies website
- Energy-efficient Building Technologies
- Carnegie Hall building technologies case study
- Improving Performance with Integrated Smart Buildings white paper
- Colorado State Veterans Center case study
- Virginia Tech solar energy case study
- Florida Institute of Technology
- Siemens provided the Florida Institute of Technology with a comprehensive energy conversion and financing solution.
- What Makes a Building Intelligent
- Some of the world’s most unusual buildings have one thing in common: They all use Total Building Solutions from Siemens.