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New Software Platform Offers Comprehensive Energy Management for Buildings and Building Portfolios

June 17, 2014

  • Cloud-based Advantage Navigator software platform brings building operation performance and energy management together
  • Energy demand side and consumption information has been extended to also cover energy supply management functionalities
  • Highest energy efficiency based on recommendations from Siemens energy experts

    ZUG, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Siemens Building Technologies Division launches Advantage Navigator, a software platform which can track the long-term performance of a single building, entire physical campus, or virtual network of hundreds or even thousands of sites. The cloud-based software platform enables the user to monitor and analyze total building performance as measured through energy consumption, energy procurement and key sustainability performance indicators.

    “The Advantage Navigator platform evolved from Siemens’ Energy Management and Controlling (EMC) solution, which collects, connects, and analyzes data,” explains Eike Steffen, global head of Building Performance and Sustainability at Siemens Building Technologies Division. “Whereas the EMC solution focused primarily on the demand side and consumption information, the Advantage Navigator platform incorporates energy supply management functionalities to provide a complete picture of total energy management.”

    Unlike other providers of building enterprise platforms, Siemens has a full contingent of analysts and energy experts who can identify and implement recommendations to help customers drive maximum energy efficiency, minimize operating costs, and reduce environmental impact.

    “What differentiates us from the rest of the industry is our seamless integration of domain expertise and technology to help our clients achieve optimal energy and operational performance,” explains David Hopping, vice president and U.S. head of Building Performance and Sustainability at Siemens Industry, Inc. “In addition to energy management applications, the Advantage Navigator platform has robust operational performance analytics to drive system efficiency measures.”

    Customizable, scalable and user friendly, the Advantage Navigator platform serves as a customer portal for such areas as supply management, system performance, and compliance reporting. The technology can provide a holistic and enterprise-wide view of energy and operational performance, resulting in better energy reporting, improved energy monitoring, accurate utility bill management and carbon reporting.

    In its latest building energy management software benchmarking report, Verdantix, an independent market research firm, ranked Siemens’ Advantage Navigator platform as a leader among an increasingly competitive market segment.

    “Siemens’ Advantage Navigator platform is one of the most comprehensive energy and operational performance platforms that encompasses both energy supply and demand analysis,” says Matt Heffley, Verdantix analyst and benchmarking report co-author. “Siemens’ approach to go beyond energy management and into key building analytics resonates with the market needs of today.”

    Advantage Navigator is a trademark of Siemens and / or its affiliates in some countries.

    For further information on the Management Summary of the Verdantix report, please see Management Summary Verdantix Study

    The Advantage Navigator and the associated service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world’s leading providers of eco-friendly technologies.

    The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany), with approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable and intelligent infrastructure technologies. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, power distribution, 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 www.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities

    The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Zug, Switzerland) is the world leader in the market for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As technology partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for safety and security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and energy management. With around 28,000 employees worldwide, Building Technologies generated revenue of approx. 5.8 billion Euro. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies




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    Siemens

    Cornelia von Dewitz, +41 41 724-4363

    cornelia.von-dewitz@siemens.com

    Source: Siemens


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