Siemens participated as a major sponsor in the themed event “Energy Upgrade and Renewable Ener-gy Sources Applications”, which took place recently as a parallel event, in the context of Energytech 2013. The event was organized by the Hellenic Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers and the Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers of Northern Greece.
As part of the event, Mr. Stavros Boutladakis, Engineer and Head for the Promotion of Energy Man-agement and Saving Systems for Buildings at Siemens, took part as a keynote speaker in the session related to energy saving. His presentation focused on buildings’ energy efficiency through the use of automations. In addition, issues such as the need for the buildings’ energy efficiency in the European Union, as well as the current regulations and the EN15232 standard, which describes the effect of automations in buildings’ energy efficiency, were deployed.
In addition, emphasis was given to examples of energy upgrades with the use of automations, which brought forth the financial benefits emerging from such an investment. Moreover, Siemens’ automation equipment and systems were presented, as well as case studies on projects that the company has implemented in this field. It is noted that Siemens offers a comprehensive range of building automation solutions and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems, which are distinguished for their affordable installation cost and their high reliability. Their installation secures high levels of comfort, with the best possible energy consumption and – respectively – low CO2 emissions.
Building automation solutions are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2012, the compa-ny’s revenues from its Environmental Portfolio reached €33 billion, which makes it one of the largest suppliers of “green” technologies in the world. At the same time, the company’s solutions helped clients around the world reduce their CO2 emissions by 332 megatons, which is equal to 40% of Germany’s annual CO2 emissions.
Energytech 2013, the 5th International Exhibition of Renewable and Conventional Energy Sources, Energy Saving, Technology and Environment Solutions, was organized by the Thessaloniki Interna-tional Exhibition Center – HELEXPO, from February 21 to 24. The exhibition’s goal was to bring exhibitors together with commercial visitors and consumers, who are interested in products, solutions and services in the energy saving sector. Energytech took place under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.
The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany), with approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities