Siemens, Boeing secure Defense Department contract for energy efficiency

Atlanta, February 27, 2012 — The strategic alliance between Siemens and Boeing announced that the alliance and a team of partners has been awarded a funded project by the U.S. Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program.

Using Siemens and Boeing's cyber-secure energy savings technology, the DOD will realize up to 40 percent savings in energy costs at this one installation. This is the alliance's first awarded contract.

The team, which also includes the University of California at Berkeley and KEMA Services Inc., will implement intelligent energy-management solutions that include integrated controls for cooling and heating systems, lighting, ventilation and plug loads. The upgrades will ensure the ESTCP meets its mandate to improve DOD infrastructure energy security and reduce its facility energy costs.

Intelligent energy-management solutions will achieve the targeted savings by eliminating energy waste from unoccupied spaces and from uncoordinated load control, energy storage and on-site generation resources.

Through dynamic demand response, which uses technology to manage energy consumption, the facility will achieve peak load shedding capability of approximately 30 percent. The intelligent energy-management technology will be deployed by Siemens Corporate Research and Technology and use the Siemens APOGEE Building Automation System.

The technology brought to the DOD site will interoperate with the existing building automation systems, enabling maximum energy efficiency and demand management. Boeing's services-oriented architecture will provide protected operation between all energy management systems to achieve an integrated, central microgrid energy management solution.

The University of California team will be responsible for developing local gateways for managing the electricity usage of common office equipment such as printers, computers and monitors while KEMA Services will provide dynamic building energy modeling, retro-commissioning services, and energy optimization and balancing.

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