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Smart building solutions from Siemens

Active contributor to the experience and success of its stakeholders.

Buildings are at the heart of our lives, we spend up to 90% of our lives in them. Retiring workforce, reactive approach to maintenance, energy resilience go hand in hand with increasing demand for digitalization, decarbonization and decentralization, requiring more user-centric, adaptable and sustainable buildings and infrastructures. Navigating this context can feel overwhelming and no single organization is equipped to tackle today’s challenges alone. By providing adaptable and human-centric technologies we create smart buildings that challenge the everyday expectations and reality of what buildings deliver. As a result, we actively contribute to the experience and success of their stakeholders and shape the environments within and around them. Accelerating digital transformation easier, faster and at scale.

 

 

Turn market challenges into your competitive advantage

We harness the power of data and technology – taking an holistic approach to connect the physical and digital worlds. Together with our customers and partners, we create an ecosystem where smart buildings actively contribute to wellbeing, efficiency, resiliency and safety. Smart buildings use the data they generate to interact, learn and adapt to changing needs and conditions. 

By connecting buildings within an entire portfolio, organizations use data and analytics that can transform operations and optimize every aspect of the environment. Being connected to the world around them, smart buildings use resources more efficiently. They also support eMobility, they link neighborhoods, cities and beyond. 

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Smart buildings are designed to adapt to ever changing needs by interacting with the people, systems and external elements around them. They learn from past experiences and real-time inputs and adapt to the needs of the people and the businesses within them by increasing comfort, efficiency, resiliency and safety, ensuring sustainable future. A the same time accelerating technological transition will require private investment, including a diverse range of financing models behind the innovative technologies. From intelligent building systems to energy efficiency technology, we can help you harness sustainable capital for growth and innovation while acquiring future proof technological benefits.

 

How technology can help get buildings ready for a new normal after the pandemic

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For the people who use them, smart buildings help to create the perfect places to fulfill their purpose. Smart buildings are intuitive and become active contributors that build on the physical safety and the comfort of the occupants – to fulfil further needs such as social interaction, individual adaptions and workplace experience. Through individual control and intuitive technology, supported by constantly learning systems, they give people greater control over their environments.

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Buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy consumption. By accelerating digital transformation, we can interpret accurate building data and introduce digital solutions to make them more energy efficient, resource efficient and sustainaable.  Equally, having responsive and resilient energy grid infrastructures ensures energy demand and supply is controlled intelligently to improve performance and efficiency and increase cost savings. Accelerating change and digital transformation across our buildings and the power grids that supply them, we increase efficiency, resilience, flexibility and growth.

White paper - The grid interactive building

Smart buildings connect to the energy grid infrastructures at the grid edge - where the energy demand and supply is controlled intelligently and efficiently to create more stable and reliable environments. Through careful control of the resources and energy used, they create efficiencies, improved performance and cost savings. Smart buildings connect people and communities to the opportunities at the grid edge. A smart building is resilient and responds to threats intuitively and intelligently: Smart buildings ensure high reliability and safety of the facility and its occupants and equipment.

White paper - The grid interactive building

The future of buildings is here

How can today's technologies support organizations to future-proof their buildings during the pandemic and beyond? There may be new regulations in place to ensure the safety and well-being of occupants and visitors. At the same time, buildings are running on changing capacities and there is a need for greater flexibility. Explore solutions to help you better meet your needs from real estate right-sizing to room and desk booking, asset tracking and remote services.

Market solutions 

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How can smart buildings help support the fight against the coronavirus?

Building technology can support companies in taking measures to protect employees, customers and partners. Our COVID-19 recommendations provide information on concrete measures.

Our portfolio for smart buildings

As a trusted advisor and reliable partner, as a system integrator, service provider and a product vendor, we offer energy-efficient, safe and secure buildings and infrastructure. With our people, our global footprint, our decades of experience and our technical expertise, it's our passion helping you to sustainable buildings and infrastructures.

IoT solutions

Data-driven insights for space optimization & contact tracing

Health organizations and companies around the world have turned to contact tracing and social distancing measures to slow down or stop the chain of transmission of the virus. How can IoT solutions provide greater transparency and reliability in ensuring adherence to new guidelines?

 

When integrated with Enlighted IoT sensors, social distancing measures established can also be managed by building operators through insights provided by data on the utilization of rooms or common office spaces. The Comfy workplace app allows building operators and owners to engage with occupants and keep them informed, safe and productive. Find out more...

Siveillance Thermal Shield

Body temperature solutions to minimize infection risks in buildings

The need for body temperature detection will prove to be critical as workplaces reopen. To mitigate any risks caused by the spread of the virus, technologies which allow for efficient scanning of temperatures as occupants and visitors enter the building will be deployed. The integration of the body temperature detection with access control enables a highly secure and contactless solution. 

 

Siemens Siveillance solution enables an accuracy of better than +/-0.5°C at 37 °C, as compared to standard thermal security surveillance cameras which provide an accuracy of around 5°C . This is achieved through the use of a specialized camera in a stable ambient environment and using a so-called 'Blackbody' reference temperature device. The solution is designed based on internal testing and market feedback, ensuring the higher accuracy required to confidentially detect elevated body skin temperature of individuals. Find out more or explore our smart security solutions.

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HVAC maintenance strategies

Improve indoor environment quality for occupant wellbeing

Although many buildings are currently “closed”, there are still a number of 

facilities that must be kept running. Many of these buildings run at least on average or above average capacity with a high number of occupants, while there are also buildings that are fully operational but almost empty. 

 

Using HVAC and other Building Management System functions, these buildings must 

be operated in the best possible way. Today, this often means a temporary shift from 

energy efficiency to operational efficiency to help protect the occupants. Additionally, these “closed” buildings cannot be left without attention. Despite being a second priority, they need accurate control and monitoring. This ensures that they are healthy and safe places to return to after the crisis – and that assets are protected while empty.  Find out more or download recommendations

Insights

Get more insights on different opportunities of smart buildings

Secure remote connectivity

Enhance system reliability & business continuity

Today more than ever, the need for business continuity and resiliency is a high priority for organizations around the world. Top-performing facilities are using an intelligent maintenance approach that leverages the power of digital technology, helping make better-informed decisions. Siemens remote connectivity enables sites to be monitored so faults can be diagnosed and, in some cases, repaired remotely. The service also brings together digital tools and data driven analytics to offer customers the ability to enable condition-based maintenance. Through automated Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD), faults are identified before they occur - reducing the chance of downtime and improving the reliability of systems. The Siemens team of experts support in optimizing the comprehensive building performance, while delivering optimal energy performance and mitigating operational risks. Find out more...

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Is your building an active contributor to the user-experience and your business success?

We can help you turn your building into an active asset of your business. Please feel free to contact us. We are ready to help.