BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. - Siemens Building Technologies Inc. and Cimetrics Inc. have formed a strategic alliance to provide customers with the industry's most comprehensive facility data analysis and optimization service, featuring "next generation" building performance analysis technology.

With the service, customers receive a broad-based view of their facility's performance. Using a multi-step, continuous commissioning process, facility performance data on electrical and mechanical systems (such as HVAC, boilers, chillers, etc.), are extracted, analyzed, and benchmarked, providing prioritized management recommendations and detailed action plans for reducing operating costs and energy consumption.

"This alliance creates a complete technology package for the building owner by combining Cimetrics' cutting-edge data analysis with customer-focused service and action from Siemens," said Jim Lee, president and chief executive officer of Cimetrics. "The integration of building management systems with information technology systems gives building managers enhanced control and intelligence to effectively manage their buildings."

Publication date: 03/28/2005