Siemens has over 800 employees in the Pittsburgh area, which is home to the Siemens 23,000-square-foot Rail Automation manufacturing and engineering hub. In addition to helping modernize the Energy Innovation Center with building technologies, Siemens and the City of Pittsburgh partnered to implement the company’s City Performance Tool to analyze the economic and environmental impacts of Pittsburgh’s proposed energy districts.
Retrofitting the EIC
Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center (EIC), one of the region’s oldest buildings, is being brought into the 21st century with intelligent technology.
Siemens deployed the latest digital tools for integrated building management at the EIC – a national historic landmark and LEED Platinum Certified facility. The system allows the EIC to monitor energy usage to ensure maximum energy efficiency, while contributing to its overall sustainability.
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City Performance Tool Analyzes Plans
Planning Pittsburgh’s Energy Future
Siemens has partnered with the City of Pittsburgh to implement the City Performance Tool (CyPT), a data-driven platform that helps calculate the environmental and economic impact of infrastructure technologies. Pittsburgh is using the tool to analyze its proposed energy districts, an initiative to implement on-site power systems. The use of the CyPT furthers its goal of embracing technologies that improve every aspect of the city’s operation and quality of life.
Siemens hosted a FutureMakers Challenge at CMU, an R&D challenge to bolster the company’s innovation pipeline and empower the nation’s top talent. CMU’s challenge was to design, verify and manufacture using AI. Siemens invested $140,000 in the winning team’s idea and sponsored a contract for the students to join Siemens Corporate Technology and bring their technology from concept to reality.
Siemens Rail Automation facility makes computer systems for commuter rail systems that garner location and speed data from trains in real time. The rail facility works on projects to upgrade train control systems, including on the two largest rail lines in the nation, and is also known for making all of the onboarding equipment, such as signaling systems and control boxes.
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