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Siemens to Offer Commercial and Industrial Buildings More Water, Energy Saving Options

March 12, 2015
By Business Wire News


Siemens and Silver Bullet Water Treatment Company have entered into an agreement that will help broaden Siemens’ offerings of non-hazardous chemical water treatment solutions. Specifically, customers will be able to lease the EPA-proven technology to treat cooling tower water onsite.

Accounting for up to half of the average building’s water usage, cooling towers are found in office buildings, hotels, data centers and factories. They provide cooled water for air-conditioning, manufacturing, and electric-power generation.

“Our customers understand the importance of maintaining the entire heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems within their facilities,” says Eric Koch, a national product manager for the Building Technologies Division at Siemens.

According to Koch, Siemens recently ran several tests at three of its customers’ facilities to quantify the cooling tower water treatment claims made by Silver Bullet and to complement the existing tests already performed by the company. The results were outstanding.

The ‘green’ Silver Bullet technology helps kill harmful bacteria, remove scale, and control corrosion. It also significantly reduces water, electricity, and chemical usage, lowers operating costs,and can helpcommercial and industrial buildings earn LEED credits as well as municipal and tax rebates.

In traditional systems, various chemicals such as chlorine are added to water to control bacterial growth, calcium build-up and corrosion. Transporting, handling and storing these chemicals could be hazardous to the environment and to workers. Alternatively, the Silver Bullet process uses a very strong and effective EPA-recognized disinfection method called “advanced oxidation process,” or AOP.

Silver Bullet’s patented AOP technology generates highly reactive hydroxyl and oxygen-free radicals which oxidize contaminants in the water and kill bacteria. Other remaining oxygen atoms keep minerals such as calcium in solution, which prevents scaling. For calcium adhered to walls and surfaces, the reactive oxygen atoms break down the build-up so the calcium chips away and remains suspended in the water.

“Silver Bullet’s approach to cooling tower maintenance offers a proven, patented technology that keeps bacteria from contaminating cooling tower water, while preventing scaling and corrosion,” said David Sunshine, president of Silver Bullet. “This makes for safer working environments and a wiser use of water and energy. We are proud to partner with Siemens, one of the biggest names in safe and sustainable building technology.”

With its small footprint, the Silver Bullet system is scalable to any tower size. It can be installed in less than a day, with no interruptions in electric or HVAC service. There are no upfront capital costs because the systems are leased within a service contract.

“By adding the Silver Bullet water treatment process to our portfolio, customers will now have an even broader range of cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solutions that help ensure safer yet efficient operation of their buildings,” says Bruce Searight, a national sales application manager for the Building Technologies Division at Siemens.

For more information on the Silver Bullet technology, please visit

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

Silver Bullet is a trademark of Silver Bullet Water Treatment and/or its affiliates in some countries.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is one of the world’s largest providers of environmental technologies. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €74.4 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at:

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