Siemens Government Services (SGS), an integrator of Siemens' products and services to the federal government, has secured a $38.5m task order from the General Services Administration (GSA) to implement energy efficiency improvements to 39 federal government facilities.

The Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) for the facilities spread across the Greater Southwest Region will be managed and delivered by SGS through Siemens Industry’s Building Technologies Division (BTD).

The 26-month contract will include the implementation of renewable energy and building automation systems including solar PV generating technologies and energy saving heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), advanced irrigation and lighting control systems.

Siemens will also install energy-efficient lighting fixtures, make heating and cooling system upgrades and building envelope improvements such as thermal pane windows and insulation during the construction phase to yield $1.7m in energy savings in the program’s first year.

Siemens has already started working on the retrofitting and building upgrade projects in several facilities and expects to complete the work by October 2012.

Siemens senior vice president of field operations at BTD Dave Mangano said that Siemens is proud to work with the federal government to apply its energy conservation expertise to help federal buildings achieve overall energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.