Siemens Government Services Inc (SGS), a company that integrates Siemens’s solutions, products and services for significant programs amongst the US federal government agencies, declared that it has got a $38.5 million project governing grant from the General Services Administration (GSA) to execute energy competent developments to 39 federal government installations located in Greater Southwest Region (Region 7).
The Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) of the Department of Energy (DOE) will be handled by Siemens Industry, Inc.'s Building Technologies Division on behalf of SGS.
The energy efficient developments to be implemented in the project include building automation systems, renewable power generation utilizing solar PV systems, advanced heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), and updated power supply and illumination control systems. The buildings will incorporate plumbing systems that will conserve water and power saving lighting equipment, improved cooling and heating systems. The company is also planning to install thermal pane windows and thermal padding to save energy during the construction process. On completion of the complete construction the improvements incorporated in the energy efficiency projects will save over $1.7 million on energy usage during the very first year of implementation and the amount will reach up to $2.6 million annually over a period of time. The company has started the up gradations and other installations and is expected to complete them by October 2012.
Dave Mangano, Siemens Building Technologies Division’s Senior Vice President of Field Operations, expressed his happiness to work for the federal government’s energy efficiency initiatives and greenhouse gas reduction efforts. He added that the federal government being the largest energy user in the country is showing its commitment to energy efficiency by implementing energy efficiency initiatives in its public buildings thus improving the energy security of the nation while reducing the greenhouse gas discharges.