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Saving capital and operating costs remain key factors for the attractiveness of buildings for both operators and investors. With the millennials entering the workforce the needle is moving towards more user centricity. Productivity, flexibility and sustainability are becoming critical competitive advantages. State-of-the-art security and fire safety are taken as must-haves. This is accompanied by growing pressure to work as cost-effectively as possible and to maintain maximum transparency throughout all steps in the engineering, construction and operating phases of the building. Building operators need a solution that combines maximum flexibility with the greatest possible comfort in a modern, pleasant work environment in order to optimally meet the business objectives of a wide range of stakeholders.
Siemens has strengthened its portfolio of solutions for smart buildings by acquiring Comfy, Enlighted and J2 Innovations and launched a new company strategy, “Vision 2020+”, that sets out a pathway to make the firm nimbler and more profitable in an era of fast-moving digitalization. The report by Verdantix analyses Siemens’ trio of acquisitions in the smart building market and reviews what building operators should expect from Siemens in the future.
The perfect work environment is one that makes work easier. With the perfect surroundings, we are better able to focus on our tasks. A premium office is so flexible that it adjusts to the size of our teams. It gives us the positive feeling of total safety – and we can be certain that this comfort does not come at the expense of the environment.
Our building technology portfolio offers you everything you need to create premium offices with perfect conditions in your building. The building management platform Desigo CC ensures that all disciplines interact optimally. Desigo Room Automation ensures a uniform control strategy and creates a perfect interaction between heat, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and shading. This provides an individual control of comfort for every employee. Optimal air quality in office rooms has a significant effect on productivity. The systems are flexible and can be adapted to new room use models and room requirements without significant expenditure of time or money. In addition, high-tech fire safety and security systems ensure that only specific individuals can access the building and can evacuate quickly and without injury in the event of danger.
Sustainable business is more than just a question of cost. Within the building operating costs, energy costs are one of the largest cost factors, public expectations for corporate social responsibility have also increased: The public expects companies to responsibly manage natural resources. Thus, environmental protection starts right in the office. The key to effective building operation is digitalization. Buildings communicate with us and generate data that provide exact insight into all processes in the building. The building management platform Desigo CC makes this data transparent and provides valuable insight into how costs and emissions can be reduced and also increases the planning reliability for maintenance work. This makes your building more cost-effective and more environmentally friendly and directly involves the building’s users in individual energy-saving options.
Specific prerequisites must be fulfilled in order to continue finding new ideas: Employees must feel comfortable and safe in order to deliver great work. Building technology from Siemens fulfills precisely this need: Solutions for fire safety, security and building management create perfect conditions for 900 workers in an area of 19,000 square meters. The high degree of digitalization of the solution, centrally controlled by the Desigo CC building management platform, is particularly impressive. This encompasses 560 room operator units, a fire alarm system with 1,500 fire detectors, an access control system with 40 readers, an intrusion detection system, a video surveillance system and DALI lighting control.
Combined with a sustainability concept that has received LEED silver certification, the DB Schenker head office is thus a perfect place that attracts new talent to develop new solutions. Safe, comfortable and sustainable.
I am convinced that our modern, efficient and flexible buildings help make us attractive for new talent.
Sandra Klein, Marketing Manager, DB Schenker AG
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