Pine Grove Middle School - This building changes futures.
Building technology from Siemens makes Pine Grove Middle School in East Syracuse, New York, a perfect place to create the new learning environment that new minds need.
The definition of the perfect place is unique to your patients. Your students. Your customers. Each person you provide a place for needs peace of mind to believe that their hospital room is just the right temperature. That their walk across campus is secure. That their integrated systems remain operational. And that their data centers provide the perfect environment for their servers.
The freedom to create the perfect place is critical.
Buildings are alive with information. Billions of intelligent devices and machines generate massive amounts of data every day, every hour, every second. And with the right digital tools you can now learn from them and interact with them like never before. Only when you understand the information available from your buildings can you best determine how to turn them into perfect places.
As a leader in the digital transformation, knowing how to analyze building data enables us to continuously optimize our customers’ building performance – creating real value in their operations and supporting them in creating perfect places.
Something drives us to make buildings betterWith people spending about 90 percent of their lives indoors, there is no place where we spend more time in our life. So buildings are far more than just four walls. They are the places where we learn the most important lessons in life, where we encounter the personalities that inspire us, where the best of our ideas are born.
Small changes, big results
We create results: Cost savings of 31 percent. Lighting power usage cut by 21 percent. CO2 cut by 5,220 metric tons every year. Great results. But perhaps the best results were that with the help of Siemens, the joy of learning came back. Students are now more comfortable, more focused; their school performance is better, and grades are higher.
The EU has recognized this tremendous environmental and social impact, honoring Siemens and the city of Sosnowiec for outstanding efforts and achievements in the field of energy services in Europe.
The story of Sosnowiec shows how important the perfect place is for our personal development. But energy efficiency and performance optimization for buildings are not only local challenges. If we want to succeed against climate change, sustainable buildings are a major part of the global response.
Buildings account for 41 percent of energy consumption worldwide, and produce a third of greenhouse gas emissions. As public opinion calls for more environmental transparency and accountability from public and commercial organizations, improving your buildings’ efficiency is a necessary move. But it is also a smart one: With energy accounting for up to 30 percent of a building's lifecycle cost, performance optimization is a critical step in not just meeting sustainability expectations and emissions reduction targets - but a key lever to improve financial, regulatory and reputational standing.
Find out more about energy efficiency, sustainable buildings and how to turn your buildings into true assets.