BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Building Technologies Division announced today that it has deployed its Site Controls Energy Management System (EMS) across 40 of Red Robin® restaurants. As a result of this successful implementation, energy consumption in EMS-controlled locations is down 9 to 15 percent, driving a significant energy savings for controlled sites each year.
Red Robin chose the Siemens Site Controls platform based on extensible site-level capabilities, a cloud-hosted data center, enterprise dashboards, integrated client services support and proven track record at thousands of retail and restaurant locations. In 2011, Red Robin conducted an extended pilot program in three restaurants and, based on the savings achieved, initiated a third phase of installations.
The investment in EMS follows other Red Robin sustainability efforts, which include collection of cardboard packaging and used fryer oil for recycling, and replacement of lighting with state of the art LED's in most of Red Robin's more than 330 company-owned restaurants, as well as the testing of solar panels in three of Red Robin's Colorado restaurant locations. By the end of 2011, the company's programs to reduce energy consumption had saved more than 17 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity usage, reducing CO2 emissions by 11,700 metric tons, the environmental equivalent to planting 2,510 acres of trees or removing 2,310 cars from the road.
"It is certainly gratifying to have been benchmarked against our peers and selected by Red Robin after such a thorough due diligence process," said Marcus Boerkei, general manager for Siemens Retail and Commercial Systems. "Not only does it validate the merits of the technology, it speaks to Siemens ability to extend the benefits EMS within a nationally prominent retail food chain. We look forward to continuing our partnership and support their corporate energy efficiency and sustainability goals."
Through industry-leading technology and services, Siemens helps companies achieve energy efficiency and smart consumption goals while simultaneously creating a more comfortable environment for customers and employees. For retail businesses, Siemens employs advanced automation technologies to manage heating, ventilation, air conditioning, cooling and lighting applications as well as other critical energy loads. Siemens cloud computing platform provides businesses which have hundreds to thousands of locations the visibility and control they need across their enterprise, creating sustainable reductions in operating costs and carbon emissions. For more information: http://www.siemens.com/rcs.
Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, with approximately 87,000 employees worldwide, offers sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offerings include complete traffic and transportation systems, intelligent logistics, efficient energy supply, environmentally compatible building technologies, modernization of the way power is transmitted and distributed, and smart consumption of electricity. The sector is comprised of the Rail Systems, Mobility and Logistics, Low and Medium Voltage, Smart Grid and Building Technologies Divisions as well as Osram Sylvania. For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities.
The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the world's market leader for safe and energy efficient buildings ("green buildings") and infrastructures. As a service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), fire protection and security. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies.