Improving energy efficiency
Natural resources are becoming rare and the cost for energy is rapidly rising, leading to increased production expenses and affecting the profitability of any life science company. Notably, 65% (page 24) of the energy consumption in the pharmaceutical industry is attributed to heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Therefore, the trend of finding solutions to monitor, measure and control total energy consumption has also reached the life science industry.
We provide solutions for different areas and applications of your life science facility as each of them has specific requirements.
Saving energy in your laboratory
Research and development facilities are the most energy consuming activities in the pharmaceutical industry, consuming up to 10 times more energy per square meter than commercial office buildings.
The laboratory solution from Siemens is an investment that pays for itself from day one.
Its holistic approach from the laboratory fume hood to building automation and control allows for a broad range of energy saving opportunities.
In general, plants for laboratory room ventilation are designed for maximum operation, i.e. air demand when the fume hood sash panel is fully open. In practice, however, this type of operating state rarely occurs. As a result, the maximum air volume could be designed to be lower and the primary plants could be sized smaller, as long as there is no impact on safety. The laboratory solution from Siemens monitors the entire air flow continuously and raises an alarm in a timely manner prior to exceeding the maximum capacity of the ventilation plant. With our solution you can reduce both operating and investment costs while maintaining safety levels for the laboratory users.
Your benefits with an integrated laboratory solution from Siemens are:
Increased energy savings thanks to occupancy-based operating when using time scheduler
High-quality pressure sensors allow controlling of very small volume flows
Reduced throttling loss and noise development
Sash closing user reminder after a certain period of time by the fume hood operating panel
Reduced operating and investment costs when using simultaneous functions
We also support you with a range of services to optimize your energy efficiency throughout the buildings:
These services include:
Energy Performance Contracting
Building performance optimization
Energy Monitoring & Controlling
Thanks to our integrated approach you profit from reduced implementation and operational costs, maximum availability and energy efficiency leading to less carbon emissions and an increased bottom line.
If you would like to find out more about how you can save energy in your life science buildings, please contact one of our experts directly.