A newly created business line within Siemens’ Building Technologies Division has developed a platform that will give customers a broader, more flexible avenue to identify and fulfill their energy and sustainability needs. Known as Building Performance and Sustainability (BPS), this solution and service offering will help customers maximize building efficiency, minimize utility expenses, and enhance the long-term sustainability of their business. These three components of the approach are integrated throughout the lifecycle of a cohesive energy and sustainability plan which Siemens has broken into five phases: Strategy and Planning, Evaluation and Assessment, Program Implementation, Ongoing Service and Optimization, and Measurement and Reporting. The interconnected nature of these phases, when leveraged as a whole, generates greater results than if they were individually implemented. In short, it begins holistic planning and delivers value throughout the entire life of the customers’ assets.
The BPS business line leverages synergies from across five different families of offerings: Energy and Environmental Solutions (Performance Contracting), Federal Energy, Energy Services, Sustainability and Energy Management Consulting (Pace Global acquisition), and Green Building Solutions. Currently, a total of 65 offerings can be used in a number of combinations to solve pressing customer concerns while preparing for the future and ensuring that efficiencies are not lost over time.
Why Take This Integrated Approach?
Roughly 80% of a building’s total lifecycle costs are incurred after the building has been designed and constructed. Of that amount, 60% are tied up in the operations of the building, and 40% are dedicated to energy consumption. This means that approximately 32% of a building’s total lifecycle costs are dedicated to energy use!
Because energy represents such a large proportion of a building’s costs and because rising energy prices can have a significant impact, energy has a profound and measurable effect on a company’s core business. Translation: effective Energy and Sustainability solutions can also have a substantial, positive impact on a company’s bottom line.
Furthermore, sustainability is increasingly being seen as a differentiating factor in the marketplace, both as a way to drive sales and attract/retain top-tier talent.
The BPS Approach
Extensive market research and customer feedback led to the development of the BPS approach, which is meant to be flexible and scalable. Siemens will work with the customer to assess its current needs and challenges and help it to create a cohesive energy and sustainability strategy. Depending on its unique situation, the customer may begin the integrated approach in any particular phase. The flexible nature of the BPS approach allows work to be done in one phase while other work is being planned and supported.
During the Strategy and Planning phase, Siemens works with the customer to develop actionable, strategic plans that meet its legislative and corporate mandates as well as its energy and sustainability goals.
The Evaluation and Assessment phase involves Siemens using the established strategies and plans as a guide to identify improvement areas, financial options and available utility incentives before calculating the financial metrics that become the roadmap for program implementation.
As part of the Program Implementation phase, Siemens delivers the project on time, within budget and at the quality level needed. Siemens can also help customers secure funding for capital intensive implementations.
The Ongoing Services and Optimization offerings help continually improve the new baseline and maintain the customer’s investment.
Finally, the Measurement and Reporting phase deploys information management technology to ensure savings goals are met and further improvements are identified. Deliverables include monitoring, measuring/quantifying and reporting on performance.
Throughout each of the five phases, Continuous Data Analysis is gathered, maximizing value for customers at each phase.
For More Information
To learn more about the Building Performance and Sustainability offering from Siemens, please contact Will Galloway, marketing manager, at +1-847-941-5536 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Hopping, vice president of Building Performance and Sustainability, will be attending the 2013 Energy Efficiency Global Forum from May 20 to 21. He will also be available for questions during this time. Dave can be reached at +1-847-561-6884 or at email@example.com.
Contact for journalists:
Siemens Infrastructure & Cities, Media Relations
Allison Britt, phone: (847) 941-5724
The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany), with approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities
The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Zug, Switzerland) is the world leader in the market for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As technology partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for safety and security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and energy management. With around 29,000 employees worldwide, Building Technologies generated revenue of 5.8 billion Euro. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies