The Siemens Campus Erlangen is one of Siemens' biggest current development projects worldwide. A vibrant new district is being built on the company’s former research site, covering an area of over 500,000 sqm. As the first carbon-neutral Siemens location in the world, the Campus Erlangen also sets standards in terms of biodiversity. Thanks to its wide-ranging conservation program, it provides a blueprint for Siemens’ locations of the future.
With green roofs and facades, green courtyards and park-like open spaces as well as a pond biotope that can be accessed and experienced through footbridges, a very pleasant district of the future is being created in Erlangen. The well devised planting concept, planned down to the smallest detail, takes into account the changing climate conditions. The existing trees will be preserved, and native pines, oaks and poplars as well as ginkos well adapted to climate stress will be planted. Nesting boxes for birds and bats, dry stone walls for lizards and amphibians as well as our own deadwood management system promote biodiversity on the site.
The highlights include the beehives which have already provided more than 45,000 bees with a new home. Looked after by Siemens employees and a neighbor as beekeeper, the bees can find sufficient food on the specially created flowering meadows as well as the newly planted fruit trees on the Campus. Additional insect hotels provide a habitat for other species of insect and make a positive contribution toward preserving our insects.