Energy Savings Performance Contract from Siemens projected to save Crystal City nearly $200,000 annually

Buffalo Grove, Illinois | May 7, 2014

Siemens Industry Inc.’s Building Technologies division today announced that through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), Crystal City, Texas is expected to realize energy and operational costs savings as well as revenue increases of an estimated $200,000 annually.


Crystal City, located 2 hours southwest of San Antonio, has seen surrounding communities benefitting from the recent shale gas boom, but has not had the infrastructure necessary to support rapid growth. This ESPC will address the city’s much needed infrastructure improvements. Upgrades will consist of:

  • Replacing more than 2,600 outdated water meters with automatic meter reading (AMR) systems that will reduce meter reading time and result in more accurate water bills for customers as well as reduce loss and unaccounted for water
  • Lighting upgrades for City Hall, the library, EMS and police station, which will reduce energy usage and provide a consistent quality of light in associated facilities
  • Replace 30+year old HVAC units for the library, police station and EMS that will reduce energy usage and significantly increase building comfort and air flow
  • Leak detection survey conducted for 40 miles of water distribution system will provide data that will reduce operating costs and address water loss
  • Newer, more efficient booster pumps and well pump motors will result in reduced operating costs and re-establish redundancy of water supply

“This project means a lot to our city,” says Crystal City Mayor Pro Tem Roy Mata. “Until now, we haven’t had the resources to keep up with the needs of our aging infrastructure. Siemens has a proven track record and we are confident that these upgrades will have a positive impact on our community for years to come.”

Work is expected to begin in July 2014, and construction is expected to last approximately six months.


The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, 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:


The Siemens Building Technologies Division 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