In industry, reducing energy costs may range from 4-10% with investments that are amortized in less than 5 years, said Mr. Fumagalli, Market and Sales Manager Life Science, Siemens Building Technologies, Switzerland
Thanks to new building management technologies, buildings have the ability to talk to us, tell us what is happening to them, how much energy they consume and how they can become better, said Mr. Boultadakis Promotion Manager for Energy Saving Systems, Building Automation Division, Siemens SA
The new technologies and innovations applied to businesses through Facility Management were the focus topic of FMDAYS 2017 - INNOVATION & TRENDS IN FACILITY MANAGEMENT, in which Siemens participated as the main sponsor. The conference was organized by the HELLENIC FACILITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (HFMA), the representative body of Greek companies for Integrated Facility Management, and took place at Benaki Museum on April 24th, in the presence of many major bodies’ and companies’ representatives.
Mr. Roberto Fumagalli, Market and Sales Manager Life Science, Siemens Building Technologies, Switzerland, one of the conference’s main spokesmen, spoke with respect to the applications and benefits that Internet of Things offers to building management. Mr. Fumagalli explained how data analysis supports the performance of a building, adding value to customers. This value translates to enhanced performance, increased efficiency, reduced costs, risk reduction and improved quality. Speaking with respect to energy consumption in buildings, Mr. Fumagalli presented data by a European Commission survey, according to which, 45% of heating and cooling energy in the European Union is used by household users, 37% by industry and 18% by the service sector. However, each sector, as Mr. Fumagalli points out, has the potential to reduce demand, increase efficiency and use renewable sources. In industry, reducing energy costs may range from 4-10% with investments that are amortized in less than 5 years, said Mr. Fumagalli.
Mr. Stavros Boultadakis, Building Automation Division, Siemens S.A.., spoke about Building Automation, as a key factor in reducing operating costs and increasing efficiency in Plant Management. According to Mr. Boudadakis, 80% of the building’s total cost concerns its operating time. 40% out of 80% is spent on energy, 30% for maintenance and 10% on other costs, while green buildings have 8-9% reduced operating costs and offer 7 - 8% higher value. Thus, by reducing energy consumption, we can significantly reduce the building’s overall operating costs.
Siemens, according to Mr. Boultadakis, offers investment protection throughout the building's lifecycle, by providing a complete portfolio of Building Automation products, such as the next-generation management station Desigo CC, its range of Combi valves, the new room controllers DXR2, the fire protection system Cerberus PRO, and the Siemens Navigator energy management and reporting online platform. This portfolio achieves up to 30% reduction in energy consumption, improves Return on Investment (ROI) up to 6.6% and offers higher value in total investment.
"Thanks to the new building management technologies, buildings have the ability to talk to us, tell us what's happening to them, how much energy they consume and how they can become better," said Mr. Bouldatakis. He also noted that "Siemens Building Automation Division can help building manager understand what the buildings are saying, thus offering the potential to create buildings that are more cost-effective, more efficient, more reliable and more secure."