An active contributor to the experience and success of its stakeholders
We spend up to 90 percent of our lives in buildings, and we believe that everything people do in life deserves a perfect place to do it. In a world where our fundamental health, safety and wellbeing expectations have been deeply impacted with the anxiety of a new virus, buildings should offer a haven. Ideally, a perfect place to learn. A perfect place to grow. A perfect place to prosper. While it’s true that today’s buildings should be efficient, reliable and safe – these characteristics alone don’t enable businesses and empower people the way a true smart building can. Adaptability is crucial. Smart building interact with the people, systems and external elements around them. They learn from past experiences and real-time inputs. They adapt to the needs of the people and the businesses within them by increasing comfort, efficiency, resiliency and safety.
New criteria for a new, smart building era
Technology enabling data capture and analysis, connectivity, monitoring and control is becoming the new baseline for smart buildings of tomorrow. Understanding what it is and where it’s headed is critical. This you will find in this white paper.
In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, smart buildings around the world prepare to reopen. What can technology do to support companies and their employees to return to workplaces with confidence? There may be new regulations in place to ensure the safety and well-being of the people. At the same time, some buildings are running on changed capacities and operators need to be supported in daily operations. From physical distancing and space optimization to remote operations, we are committed to supporting you with the right smart buildings solutions. We want to collaborate to support our customers as they face unprecedented challenges.
New whitepaper: The grid interactive building
This whitepaper identifies the emergence of a new type of building, the ‘grid interactive building’ at the grid edge, where smart buildings meet smart grids. This has been identified by Siemens as a future vision for how commercial buildings, education, industry and healthcare can play an active role in a more decarbonized energy system.
The University of Birmingham partners with Siemens to create the smartest university campus in the world
The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Siemens, is combining digital sensor and analytic technologies, artificial intelligence, decentralised energy generation and storage, renewable energy and concepts that help change users’ behaviour to transform the University’s Edgbaston and Dubai campuses into the world’s smartest global campus, creating a ‘Living Lab’ where research, teaching and learning all benefit from access to new data and connectivity.