Siemens Wins Contract to Help USGS Achieve Significant Energy Savings at Facilities

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Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 7:23 pm

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., announced that it has been awarded an $11 million Task Order by the United States Geological Survey to implement energy conservation measures at three of its facilities: National Center; Columbia Environmental Research Center; and the Western Fisheries Research Center.

Under the Energy Savings Performance Contract, an IDIQ contract with the Department of Energy, the cost of the project will be funded by energy savings guaranteed by Siemens. It will allow the USGS to advance President Obama’s vision that federal facilities generate 20 percent of their energy from renewables by 2020.

Through this project, Siemens will enable the USGS to accomplish significant reductions in energy and water usage at facilities located throughout the United States. Specific energy conservation measures will include, but are not limited to, building automation systems, chiller plant improvements, domestic water retrofits, lighting, and solar photovoltaic solutions. This USGS-Siemens partnership may include an expansion of these energy conservation efforts to other USGS facilities in the future.

“Siemens is proud to work with the USGS to apply our innovative energy and environmental expertise to help USGS meet its mission to save energy and use renewable energy,” said Judy Marks, president and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. “As the largest single user of energy in the U.S., the federal government is leading by example through its commitment to improving the energy efficiency of America’s publicly-owned buildings, reducing carbon emissions and enhancing the nation's energy security.”

Siemens holds many ESPCs across the federal government. ESPCs allow federal agencies to reduce their energy usage, incur no upfront costs and then retain the associated savings. As a certified Energy Service Company, Siemens provides essential expertise for meeting federal energy goals and optimizing energy management, from energy audits and full program design, to alternative financing that covers costs while energy savings are realized. Siemens’ performance-based solutions leave appropriated funds intact and leverage energy savings to pay for facility, capital and technology improvements. This enables federal agencies to reduce operating costs while realizing the additional value of new, energy-efficient equipment and infrastructure. These facility improvements decrease energy consumption, save money, optimize functionality and help government agencies meet their federal mandates.

SOURCE: Siemens Government Technologies Inc.

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