Siemens' smart tech cuts cooling costs by 40%
The company recently unveiled two technologies designed for building management and district cooling
Helping to beat back the heat of the scorching summer months here in the GCC, Siemens has launched two platforms designed for building management and district cooling that may potentially cut energy consumption by 40%.
The first platform is Siemens Demand Flow, a piece of technology that utilises algorithms to target the chilled water system of a cooling plant. By streamlining daily operations, the platform reduces flow during periods of lower demand.
Already present at the WAFI Mall in Dubai, Siemens Demand Flow can reportedly achieve energy savings of between 15 to 30%.
Siemens is also promoting its building management platform Desigo CC, a system that helps cut back energy usage in structures by streamlining various processes that fall under the building management system (BMS). This includes air conditioning, lighting, fire safety, ventilation, as well as security technologies.
While it varies from building to building, Desigo CC can reportedly save anywhere from 10 to 25% in energy costs.
Koen Bogers, senior executive vice president, Building Technologies Division, Siemens Middle East, said: "Around 70% of the region's power demand comes from cooling during peak summer months, so it's extremely important that we evaluate the entire value chain to identify where we can use technology to generate efficiency gains.
"Digital technologies have huge potential to make our cities more sustainable, and we have proved it is possible to almost halve the energy used for cooling by applying two technologies to the supply and demand sides."