Energy Efficiency

Siemens to help Coast Guard base use less energy

The U.S. Coast Guard awarded a $5.3 million task order to Siemens to install and implement energy efficiency upgrades at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Using an energy savings performance contract from the Department of Energy, the cost of the project will be funded by the energy savings guaranteed by Siemens.

The energy conservation upgrades being implemented by Siemens’ Building Technologies division include boiler and burner conversions for heating improvements, installing a building automation system across the base, mechanical HVAC improvements and water conservation measures which are estimated to generate energy savings on average of $540,000 annually over the 14-year contract term.

The project is expected to reduce electricity consumption on the base by more than 1.1 million kWh annually.