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110 TWh and a primary savings, extrapolated to overall consumption, of 12%. thus

largely achieving the German government’s stated target by 2020.

This finding certainly applies to a similar extend for other countries. So that the intelligent

use of building ong>automationong> and control can make a significant contribution

to EU savings targets of 20% in 2020.

We are taking the

initiative

An important part of the

history of Siemens

2.5 Siemens’ contribution to energy savings

Siemens feels an obligation to assist its customers in improving the energy efficiency

of their buildings. As a consequence, Siemens is a member of a number of

global initiatives.

Global achievements

• More than 100 years experience with energy management systems and corresponding

services

• Years of experience as an energy innovator – Siemens holds more than 6’000

energy-related patents

• Implemented more than 1,900 global energy projects since 1994

• Overall savings of ca. EUR 1.5 billion over a period of ten years

• CO 2 savings from all energy projects: Ca. 2.45 million tons of CO₂ annually

• 700,000 tons corresponds to 805,000 cars each driving 20,000 kilometers a year

eu.bac (European ong>Buildingong> Automation and Controls Association) was established

as the European platform representing the interest of home and building ong>automationong>

and control in the area of quality assurance. Siemens took the initiative and the

members include renowned international manufacturers of products and systems in

the home and building ong>automationong> and control sector. These companies came together

to document the control quality of their products through standardization,

testing and certification. Products and systems with eu.bac certification display

a guaranteed state and quality assurance.

Siemens is a partner of the Greenong>Buildingong> initiative by the European Commission,

with a goal of implementing cost-effective, energy efficiency potential in buildings.

As a signatory to this initiative, Siemens BT must ensure that its customers can

achieve a minimum energy efficiency of at least 25% in their building infrastructures.

For the past five years, Siemens has also been a member of LEED (Leadership in

Energy and Environmental Design) – a US initiative similar to Greenong>Buildingong>s.

LEED continues as a recognized and respected certification, where independent

third-parties certify that the building project in question is environmentally compatible

and profitable and represents a healthy location for work and living.

Headed by former US president Bill Clinton, the initiative cooperates with larger

municipal governments and international companies to develop and implement

various activities to reduce greenhouse gases. Specifically, the initiative informs

large cities on measures available to optimize energy efficiency in buildings without

loss of comfort for the residents and users. Here again, Siemens has taken the

lead in conducting energy audits, building renovation and guaranteed savings from

such projects.

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