Demand Response Solutions for Commercial Buildings

Smart Grids Need Smart Buildings

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We help buildings become more intelligent and flexible in their energy consumption.Watch the video to learn how Siemens Smart Consumption solutions can provide decision-making information and help a building optimize its energy performance by managing energy usage and leveraging onsite generation and storage capacity.

Worldwide, buildings account for approximately 40% of energy usage and 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. Smart Buildings that can use energy in a more efficient and flexible way enable the Smart Grid to lower demand, which in turn prevents grid disruptions and reduces the need for new power plant construction

Smart Buildings can also save energy costs—and even generate revenue—by communicating with the power grid and reacting appropriately based on price signals and availability of renewable energy sources. Siemens offers innovative products and solutions for a sustainable future energy system.

Demand Response - Smart Consumption Solutions

To help protect the electrical grid during times of peak energy demand, smart buildings can participate in load management programs like demand response (DR)

Many utilities now offer load management programs like demand response (DR), where the utility pays customers to reduce energy consumption during peak energy periods. However, participating in a traditional demand response program can require you or your staff to invest a significant amount of time in working with your utility and managing consumption during peak periods. In addition, you will need to develop and implement detailed plans to avoid business disruptions and occupant discomfort.

Siemens can help you take advantage of Demand Response programs with minimal impact on your business. By leveraging the power of our APOGEE® Building Automation System and Intelligent Load Management software, we help you create an automated demand response program that is tailored to fit within your predefined facility and business parameters.  ILM allows you to receive cash payments for participation in a demand response program, without impacting your business performance.

  • New source for incentives - receive cash payments for participation

  • Intelligent automation - utilizes pre-defined business rules with no day-to-day oversight required from your facilities team

  • Reduced energy expenses - especially during peak rate periods

  • Earn LEED Points - automated demand response earns additional points toward the LEED demand response credit

  • Improved Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - deepened stakeholder and community relations

  • Carbon negative power generation - reduces CO2 emissions