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

Under an energy savings performance contract (ESPC), the cost of the project will be funded by energy savings guaranteed by Siemens. Through this project, Siemens will enable the USGS to accomplish significant reductions in energy and water usage at its facilities. Specific energy conservation measures will include building automation systems, chiller plant improvements, domestic water retrofits, lighting, and solar photovoltaic (PV) 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. “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 a number of 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 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.

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Publication date: 11/3/2014

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