America needs affordable, reliable and clean electricity. Businesses demand inexpensive power sources to be competitive. Communities, households and individuals rely on electricity to make the conveniences of modern life possible. About Siemens Corporation: Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal 2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
EcoView Touchscreen 7-in. touch panel gateway to the Internet, enabling wireless control of thermostats, power meters, and other load control devices.
Siemens EcoView™ Energy Management System (EMS) was designed specifically to meet the energy management needs of restaurants, medical offices, retail shops and other small commercial businesses. Already at work in many facilities across the United States, EcoView is a proven solution for lowering energy consumption and bills. Wireless technology, drop-in thermostats, and cloud-based applications make it affordable and simple to install and use. It also provides great visibility and control of HVAC and lighting from one central point, which helps increase productivity.
Typical Commercial Building Challenge: Running a profitable business demands optimal performance from energy-consuming equipment. In a fast-paced restaurant environment, people and equipment must work seamlessly in order to cook, package and serve hundreds of customers each day. Increasing profit over low-margins requires keeping operating costs as low as possible. Additionally, retaining customers not only depends on good service but also on comfortable lighting and temperature. Confirmed data demonstrates that EcoView can reduce total energy consumption and provide a return on investment in less than 24 months.
A string of hot summers and high energy bills were taking a toll on a franchise owner of a leading global quick serve restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee, so he decided to address his HVAC and lighting controls. With the sweltering heat, employee and customer comfort were significant concerns. His staff was also adjusting the thermostat regularly, creating inefficient fluctuations in temperature. Another issue was lighting. Sometimes he’d go by his restaurant at dusk and see the lights were not on, or he would come back the next morning to find the lights were not turned off. He needed a more reliable method to control energy use in his restaurant.
Solution: This small business owner selected Siemens to automate his lighting and temperature controls with EcoView. Its distinct capabilities and proven success made it an affordable investment that would deliver a fast return on investment. It would also give the restaurant owner the ability to schedule, monitor, and control energy loads from the convenience of anywhere.
Even though initial estimates suggested a 6% to 8% savings on HVAC and lighting costs, the restaurant owner is discovering savings in double digit percentages. The installation was easy, taking only a couple of days, with no downtime affecting his restaurant, customers, or staff. Siemens accommodated the restaurant’s busy schedule by working at non-peak hours. The Siemens installer set all the initial parameters, including lighting schedules in the restaurant, parking lot and other critical areas and trained the owner and managers on how to adjust when necessary.
The intuitive touchscreen as well as the remote-access capabilities make EcoView an easy-to-use energy management system for any small business owner – it’s easy to log in online to monitor and control from anywhere. The intuitive touchscreen as well as the remote-access capabilities make EcoView an easy-to-use energy management system for any busy operator. Adjustments can be made either directly on the touch panel or via the web. The restaurant owner can log in from home and turn off the restaurant’s lights. Siemens technicians can also provide remote monitoring services to help quickly correct any issue, such as erratic energy use or temperature fluctuations, that may arise.
Results: Since using EcoView EMS, the owner has not received one customer complaint, reassuring him that comfort levels have been optimal while energy consumption has been lowered. Even though initial estimates suggested a 6% to 8% savings on HVAC and lighting costs, the restaurant owner is discovering savings in double digit percentages. At this location, Siemens projected a return on investment between 12 and 18 months, but the return on investment was realized much sooner than that. EcoView has exceeded expectations, outperforming initial estimates for this restaurant and generating savings that are improving the bottom line. With generated savings in utility costs, this owner is reinvesting in his business with plans to install EcoView at a second location.
Siemens’ OpenAir speaks your language: Long-life, sturdy damper actuators for HVAC applications, air volume control as well as fire and smoke protection dampers. OpenAir™ is a comprehensive portfolio of damper actuators tailored to suit your requirements. You’ll benefit from a wide selection of positioning forces, control signals, communications standards and add-on options. And more advantages: the proven damper actuators are easy to install and extremely durable in operation, during transportation and on the construction site. Low-consumption motors, fast and precise control and long life cycles ensure noticeable cost and energy efficiency.
Highlights at a glance:
* Low overall costs thanks to fast and simple installation and commissioning
* High level of investment protection through long service life and maximum reliability
* Low-noise motors for optimum comfort at home or at work
* Energy and cost savings thanks to low-consumption motors and high accuracy
* Networked VAV controller with all common communication standards
* Professional support and practice-oriented tools
While Dave Rodela’s official position is listed as Operations Manager at Siemens Building Technologies, working out of the Charleston, South Carolina area, the majority of us in the building automation business know Dave as another mild-mannered hero — for the outstanding training services and support he provides to the Siemens TALON Value Added Partner (VAP) channel. Dave has extensive experience in the building automation industry having worked as a contractor, distributor, and now for a major manufacturer. Dave says it best, “My overall experience is in Digital Temperature Control Systems, and making the systems work to their optimal best. At the same time, supporting the product line and allowing the Talon dealer network the ability to install the product fast and efficiently.” Thanks again, Dave Rodela — for the great job you’re doing keeping the TALON wheels turning, and gettin ‘er done!
Congratulations to Blue Ridge Technologies and Siemens Gamma for winning the 2015 ControlTrends Lighting Integration Solution of the Year Award. Blue Ridge Technologies’ Unified Lighting Control completes the BAS, incorporating lighting and HVAC controls on the same network, eliminating surplus hardware required for stand-alone and gateway lighting control, resulting in decreased installation and maintenance costs. Siemens Gamma Lighting provides precisely what your building’s occupants need – nothing more, nothing less. Gamma is a new, integrated control system that can achieve significant energy savings. Gamma’s distributed control architecture lets you easily manage all aspects of your facility’s lighting without worrying about single points of failure.
With its Onboard kWh Meter, Mulitpump/Fan Application. and Fire Mode features, the Siemens BT300 took their VFD portfolio to the next level of efficiency. The BT300 is well-suited for demanding HVAC environments and can deliver 20-50% of energy compared to equipment with little or no control. Built-in features – like a real-time clock, energy savings optimization programming, and a sleep function – help measure energy savings — and the BT300 VFDs are ready to communicate with Building Management Systems via embedded RS485 and Ethernet HVAC protocols: P1 protocol for APOGEE; BACnet MS/TP; Modbus RTU; Johnson Control – Metasys N2; and BACnet IP, Modbus TCP, Optional LON Interface. Well done Siemens!
Congratulations to Siemens. Their RDY2000 Thermostat was voted 2015 ControlTrends Commercial Thermostat of the Year by the ControlTrends Community. The feature rich RDY2000 is designed for light commercial HVAC systems that utilize 24 VAV control circuitry. It is compatible with forced air, hydronic, or steam systems fired by gas, oil or electricity. The thermostat can control up to three stages of heating and three stages of cooling in a conventional system and heat pumps systems with up to two compressors and two stages of auxiliary heat. The RDY2000 can interface with remote sensors and devices to completely manage all aspects of room comfort, including temperature, humidity, and air quality. It’s no surprise the RDY2000 won the 2015 ControlTrends Award.
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Siemens is nominated for six ControlTrends Awards including: Best Lighting Control Solution, Commercial Thermostat of the Year, Variable Frequency Drive of The Year, Best Technical Support Large Manufacturer, Vendor of The Year, and Scott Hamilton for Executive of The Year Large Manufacturer.
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Global power house Siemens lit up the HVAC controls market with their roll out of the RDY 2000 thermostat. As you can see in this demo video, the Siemens RDY 2000 packs a lot of punch. Look for Siemens to build on this platform in 2016, but in the mean time, if you like what you see, consider giving the Siemens RDY 2000 a look when you vote for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards Thermostat of the Year.
Siemens’ RAA and RAB series of fan coil thermostats are now obsolete and being replaced by the RDG series room thermostats. They cover a wide range of commercial HVAC applications from roof top units and heat pumps to VAV/CAV control. Ideally suited for light commercial installations such as retail, hospitality, light healthcare and small commercial buildings, they are easy to install and commission. With available programmable scheduling and auxiliary inputs, advanced room control strategies can easily be implemented. Advanced control algorithms and precision control assure maximum comfort control while maximizing energy cost savings for the customers.
The RDG110U supports conventional, heat pump, fan coil and chilled ceiling applications. RDG160TU supports the same while adding flexible scheduling support along with ECM fan output. RDG400 features single duct VAV applications with aux heat and floating or modulating damper actuator and valve control.