Bosch Energy and Building Solutions

Bosch Energy and Building Solutions expands its portfolio of energy-efficiency services: Up to 70 percent energy savings with Bosch intelligent HVAC management technologies

  • Lower energy and operating costs, enhanced comfort
  • Unused savings potential in the area of HVAC
  • Investments often pay off within two to three years
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  • November 18, 2013
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Stuttgart – With new services in the area of HVAC, Bosch Energy and Building Solutions GmbH is expanding its range of services for owners of commercial buildings. Until now, many facility owners have not been able to determine exactly how much heating, cooling, and electrical power the technical components of HVAC systems require. Bosch Energy and Building Solutions has now developed an integrated approach to solving this problem: it analyses actual energy consumption, improves the energy efficiency of HVAC systems, and even provides services for their operation. There is no risk for customers, as the Bosch subsidiary even covers the investment required to improve these systems. As a result, customers benefit from savings from the very beginning.
"When it comes to HVAC systems, there is a huge amount of unused energy-saving potential," says Michael Blichmann, the managing director of Bosch Energy and Building Solutions GmbH. "By improving HVAC system management, we not only enhance comfort, we can also achieve energy savings of 30 percent on average. The investments often pay off within two to three years."

High energy savings thanks to innovative HVAC management
Bosch Energy and Building Solutions applies innovative management technology to existing HVAC systems. The technology not only improves energy efficiency, it also enhances comfort. With it, room ventilation is energy efficient and creates a consistently pleasant environment. With conventional systems, air is forced to circulate in a certain direction, and so is not mixed in the best possible way. As a result, the temperature is unevenly distributed, and some areas of the space are cold and drafty. Moreover, the space needs a relatively large supply of fresh air, which has to be cooled in summer and heated in winter. A poor indoor environment and high energy costs are the consequences of this. Compared with conventional management systems, the innovative Bosch management algorithm ensures an omnidirectional flow of air and thus even air distribution in a room. The result is a constant temperature and an evenly ventilated space. High temperatures under the roof that can lead to heat losses are eliminated, as is cold descending air on large glass facades. Thanks to the optimum mix of fresh and indoor air, the temperature feels consistent and drafts can be avoided.

New legislation for energy efficiency measures
Bosch Energy and Building Solutions GmbH supports customers in Germany and Italy in reaching their energy-use targets. The company's services include decentralized energy management, contracting, and modernization to make buildings more energy-efficient. According to Germany's Federal Statistical Office, some 2.2 million buildings in Germany are in need of modernization to improve their energy efficiency. Moreover, current legislation requires that companies take active measures to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities. In Germany, for instance, companies are now eligible for energy tax relief only if they introduce energy management systems. Businesses must prove that they have done so with a certificate, otherwise they will not receive a tax refund in the future. What is more, Germany's Energy Saving Ordinance calls for the introduction of energy passes that describe a building's energy efficiency. Bosch Energy and Building Solutions supports companies with energy advice, the management of heating and security systems, as well as services for decentralized energy management and HVAC.

Sample projects: more than 1,500 industrial, commercial, and retail sites are equipped with innovative Bosch management technology
Innovative Bosch management technology is already in use at over 1,500 industrial, commercial, retail, and public facilities:

The Bildungszentrum Worms (BIZ) now uses Bosch Energy and Building Solutions products and services in the area of ventilation technology. Over the course of a modernization project, the building shell was renovated and the building technology made more energy efficient. As a result, the building is now 40 percent more energy efficient than the mandatory legal requirement for new buildings.

When building a new, attractive spa area at a local public swimming pool, the city of Worms, Germany, faced the challenge of modernizing the building's heating and ventilation system. While renovation had already been done in the 1990s, the ventilation system was unable to maintain a comfortable temperature – a frequent problem at indoor swimming pools. By installing Bosch technology to replace the control module, the pool's subtropical-like environment has become a thing of the past. Throughout the building – from the pool and spa area to the dressing rooms – there is a comfortable ambient temperature. Since the project was completed, the Worms pool has become a major attraction: the number of visitors has increased significantly. At the same time, energy and operating costs have fallen by 30 percent.

Bauerfeind AG, an international manufacturer of medical aids, has significantly reduced its energy and maintenance costs with Bosch intelligent management technology. Consistent airflow prevents temperature stratification, descending cold air, and ambient concentrations of pollutants. As a result, the production area is evenly heated, which has created a much more comfortable environment for the workforce.

Rothaus, a state-run brewery in southern Germany, has also benefited from comprehensive BEBS services. Since 2008, the steam and heat required for production has been generated with a biomass heating system. In addition to having planned, installed, and financed the system, Bosch Energy and Building Solutions GmbH also oversees its efficient operation.

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Bosch Energy and Building Solutions GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. Headquartered in Stuttgart, the company, which was established in 2011, specializes in services designed to improved energy efficiency in commercial buildings. By combining customized energy concepts, services, and advanced technology, the company can provide an energy saving of 20 percent on average for its customers, which include medium-sized and industrial enterprises, hospitals, and the owners of large residential complexes.

More information is available online at www.bosch-energy.de

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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