Transforming cities for the better through sustainable technology

The megatrends urbanization, climate change, globalization and demographic change will shape the future of cities. With the need to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness, cities have to become more resource-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Technologies are major levers and base for further sustainable city development. An effective infrastructure contributes to economic prosperity, improving quality of live. Urban residents need clean air, potable water as well as security. They need efficient buildings, a reliable power grid and capable mobility solutions.

The complexity involved requires a holistic view and sustainable solutions for cities. Siemens has the portfolio, know-how, and consulting expertise to make cities more livable, competitive, and sustainable.


Urban sustainability is among the most critically important global issues of the 21st century. Over half the world’s population live in urban areas - from small cities like York, to megacities like New York - and by 2050 that proportion will rise to 70% of all humanity.

The big challenge is that cities now consume about 75% of all the world’s energy and emit around 80% of all greenhouse gases. The fight against climate change will therefore be won or lost in cities, so it’s crucial we make our urban habitats more efficient, cleaner and better to live in - not only for ourselves, but for future generations and the earth’s diverse ecosystems.

News

Siemens to add innovative touchpanels for its Desigo building automation system

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is introducing Desigo Touch and Web, an innovative operating solution for its Desigo building automation system.

Cities en route to future mobility

At the international public transport fair UITP in Geneva, Switzerland, Siemens will display the latest developments for integrated, resource-conserving, economical and convenient urban mass transit.

ACS software for HVAC offline engineering

With ACS790 V9.0, the Siemens Building Technologies Division introduces a new version of its engineering and commissioning tool for HVAC plants.


Sustainable mobility is a key requirement for cost-effective and environmentally friendly urban development. With integrated mobility solutions Siemens ensures safe, economical and sustainable passenger and freight transportation, combining all the necessary experience and expertise for the job. This ranges from operating systems for rail and road systems, rail electrification systems, rolling stock for mass transit, regional and long-distance rail services to airport logistics and postal automation systems. Thus Siemens is able to offer a wide range of integrated mobility solutions for urban transportation, interurban transportation and logistics.

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Cities en route to future mobility

At the international public transport fair UITP in Geneva, Switzerland, Siemens will display the latest developments for integrated, resource-conserving, economical and convenient urban mass transit.

Siemens wins service support contract at Gatwick airport

Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) has awarded a new 12 month service contract to Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions to provide engineering support for the operation of the baggage handling systems at both the South and North terminals.

Siemens to equip Danish rail fleet with digital radio technology

Siemens has been commissioned by Danish railway infrastructure operator Banedanmark to equip 840 rail vehicles with GSM-R (Global System for Mobile Communication Railways) technology.


Energy consumption in efficient buildings can be reduced by up to 50% by using intelligent and energy efficient technologies. Siemens offers intelligent, integrated technologies and automated energy solutions for buildings and rooms that deliver maximum energy savings, performance and sustainability, without compromising comfort.

Since 1995, Siemens has equipped 6,500 buildings worldwide with energy-efficient solutions. Siemens Total Building Solutions (TBS) integrate all technical infrastructure systems – from building automation to fire safety, security, and low-voltage power distribution, providing optimum comfort and security for occupants. In addition, we offer financing through Energy Saving Performance Contracting.

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Siemens presents product innovations for HVAC applications at ISH 2013

The Siemens Building Technologies Division will use this year's ISH to present its innovative products and systems for energy-efficient and comfortable building operation.

Siemens launches communications-enabled flush-mount sensors

The Siemens Building Technologies Division has added KNX-compliant flush-mount models to its Symaro sensor line.

ACS software for HVAC offline engineering

With ACS790 V9.0, the Siemens Building Technologies Division introduces a new version of its engineering and commissioning tool for HVAC plants.


Managing energy supply and demand for cities – smart power grids help to meet this challenge. Siemens offers a range of systems to improve energy efficiency, delivering comprehensive power transmission and distribution solutions for power grids.

These range from products, solutions, services and systems for a decentralized, proactive and demand-controlled smart grid, to the integration of low-voltage and medium-voltage products into smart, reliable, efficient, and stable power grids, to energy storage solutions. These Siemens’ services enhance sustainable power generation. With smart grids, customers become prosumers, delivering power back to the grid, and Siemens’ low- and medium-voltage products assist in providing a sustainable, reliable power supply.

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Siemens rolls out new system platforms for network control technology

Siemens Infrastructure & Cities now offers two more advanced system platforms for network control centers – Spectrum Power 5 and Spectrum Power 7.

Siemens to equip copper mine in Peru

At the Constancia copper mine in Peru, Siemens is set to implement low and medium voltage power supply, including twelve power distribution units (E-houses) with a customized power distribution system.

Siemens offers protection against damage from overvoltage

Five new device types have been added by Siemens to its portfolio for overvoltage protection in buildings and wind turbines.


Water and wastewater departments of municipalities are responsible for nearly every stage of the water cycle, it is perhaps the most important and costly aspect of city management. Siemens can provide comprehensive solutions for every aspect of your water and wastewater infrastructure.

From treating, distributing and delivering drinking water to collecting and treating wastewater, Siemens can help drive energy, operational and maintenance savings while improving water conservation and preservation efforts for your city.

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Siemens presents product innovations for HVAC applications at ISH 2013

The Siemens Building Technologies Division will use this year's ISH, the leading international trade show for building, energy and air conditioning technology, to present its innovative products and systems for energy-efficient and comfortable building operation.

Siemens rolls out new system platforms for network control technology

Siemens Infrastructure & Cities now offers two more advanced system platforms for network control centers – Spectrum Power 5 and Spectrum Power 7. Spectrum Power 5 is Windows-based and is used for the automation of power supply networks in industry and for gas, water, district heating, and power supply grids operated by public utilities.

Siemens technology to improve power supply in Iraq

The Low and Medium Voltage Division of the Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector has been awarded an order by the Japanese company Toyota Tsusho Corp. to build 24 transformer substations for the Iraqi Electricity Ministry.


Ensuring safety and security to the public means that local authorities must be able to meet a variety of security challenges. Cities need a reliable partner who can provide state-of-the-art security technology for 24/7/365 protection. Siemens Infrastructure & Cities provides advanced technologies that protect cities, buildings, campuses, and critical infrastructure.

Total Building Solutions integrate multiple safety systems to keep buildings and public facilities secure. Our video surveillance systems increase security for cities, buildings, campuses, and critical infrastructure. To further enhance your reaction time and secure your buildings, we created systems that support an Intelligent Response®. These integrate security and fire safety systems, enhancing your situational awareness and control, and enabling faster mobilization and evacuation.

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SPC Security Monitoring

Siemens SPC Manager provides access control for corporate buildings

SPC Manager software from Siemens Building Technologies facilitates the administration of multiple SPC intrusion detection and access control systems at one or more locations.

Fire Management

Siemens launches a danger management station for fire detection systems

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is introducing the MM8000 Express, a danger management station specifically designed for fire safety.

Network Control Technology

Siemens rolls out new system platforms for network control technology

Infrastructure & Cities now offers two more advanced system platforms for network control centers – Spectrum Power 5 and Spectrum Power 7.


References


  • The Chrystal

    Advanced Grid Management

    Siemens has helped PJM Interconnection develop a state-of-the-art shared architecture integration platform.

  • Smart distribution in Krefeld

    Reliable Power Supply

    Siemens is helping Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) implement a comprehensive smart grid solution.

  • Lisbon’s eTicketing system

    Innovative Demand Response

    Siemens has implemented its Platforms for Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA).



Events, magazines and studies

Metropolitan Solutions

Metropolitan Solutions

From April 8-12, 2013 Siemens will present a wide range of services for sustainable and livable cities.


Infrastructure & Cities urbanDNA

urbanDNA

urbanDNA is a bi-annual magazine from Siemens Infrastructure & Cities.


Green City Index

Green City Index

Get more information on cities environmental sustainability in different regions of the world.