The improvements are expected to reduce the Laboratory's annual energy intensity by approximately 11 percent compared to baseline measurements, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 7,000 metric tons. The savings from the UESC combined with other sustainability efforts will help the Laboratory meet its 30-percent energy intensity reduction goal for 2015, as well as a 28-percent greenhouse gas reduction goal for 2020."National Grid is excited to partner in this innovative project with Brookhaven Lab. This new approach will require a new regulatory model that broadens the mandate of utilities to be more accountable for policy outcomes, such as promoting cleaner energy, advancing innovative technologies, and driving economic growth," said Mike Ruiz, Director of Community and Customer Management, National Grid. Work on the project began in December 2013. Under a UESC, projects are managed through an Energy Service Company (ESCo) that is under contract to the utility. Siemens served as the ESCo for this project, and completed it in May 2015 on time and within budget. "We are honored to be part of this Brookhaven National Laboratory energy efficiency project," said Dave Hopping, president of Siemens' North American-based Building Technologies Division. "This UESC is a solid example of how close collaboration among all stakeholders leads to success, and is a model that organizations across the country can leverage to help meet energy efficiency goals." Brookhaven just made the first loan payment of $1.7 million, and will make additional savings-generated payments annually for the next 10 years. In addition to direct cost savings, the energy-efficiency improvements will make the Lab eligible for rebates and other financial incentives, amplifying the savings for the Lab over time. One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE's Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization. The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As a technology partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection, life safety and security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and energy management. To learn more about the Siemens Building Technologies Division, visit www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies .