Thursday, June 7, 2012

Performance Contract Provides Energy Savings to Florida A&M University
Florida A&M University (FAMU) has chosen Siemens to implement a $12.2 million performance contract that will save the historically black college and university (HBCU) approximately $1.2 million in equivalent guaranteed annual energy savings. In 2009, FAMU engaged Siemens to deliver Phase 1, a $2.4 million project that successfully introduced the energy efficiency and financial benefits of performance contracting to the school.

Much broader in scope than Phase 1, Phase 2 aims to partially decentralize FAMU's obsolete central steam plant heating system—an element of the overall project that will put local contractors to work and prompt a local mechanical systems company on the project to hire several additional employees to do the job.


The 18-month project which began in May includes a multitude of facility infrastructure improvements including the steam system infrastructure renovation, an advanced solar-thermal heating system for the swimming pool, central chilled water and steam plant improvements, building automation improvements and ventilation and dehumidification improvements for the library.

Because plans call for partial decentralization of the steam heating plant and the implementation of other facility improvement measures to campus' buildings, energy savings will be dramatic. For example, natural gas consumption will be reduced 42.6 percent which represents an annual equivalent savings of $706,204. Electricity consumption will be reduced 12.1 percent, creating some $563,909 in equivalent cost savings on top of reductions and savings that came from implementing Phase 1.
Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, with approximately 87,000 employees worldwide, offers sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offerings include complete traffic and transportation systems, intelligent logistics, efficient energy supply, environmentally compatible building technologies, modernization of the way power is transmitted and distributed, and smart consumption of electricity.  The sector is comprised of the Rail Systems, Mobility and Logistics, Low and Medium Voltage, Smart Grid and Building Technologies Divisions as well as Osram Sylvania.  For more information, visit  The Siemens Building Technologies Division is [a] ... market leader for safe and energy efficient buildings ("green buildings") and infrastructures. As a service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), fire protection and security. For more information, visit
Press Release dated May 31, 2012

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