Impact on sustainability
Siemens and Telefónica Tech will create a complete portfolio for buildings, which will include technology to support companies in achieving their sustainability goals through solutions for optimizing resources and reducing environmental impact. Buildings are responsible for around 40 percent of primary energy use globally, and companies are now more conscious than ever of the importance of sustainability and the economic benefits it brings. Siemens and Telefónica Tech are confident of the competitive advantages their collaboration will bring to clients.
“The potential of uniting two portfolios with a clear focus on achieving communication, security and energy efficiency creates major opportunities for improving buildings and preparing them for the future,” says Fernando Silva, Director of Siemens Smart Infrastructure for Spain and Portugal. “We are combining Telefónica’s expertise in communications with Siemens’ expertise in smart electric networks and building automation, to enable us to implement a comprehensive solution for the buildings of any private or public body”.
“This agreement with Siemens demonstrates Telefónica Tech’s potential as an integrator of solutions based on connectivity (in this agreement we offer our specialist knowledge in connectivity, physical security, IoT and Big Data) and provider of digital transformation for companies in their plans to become more sustainable organizations. Together we will make smart buildings even more advanced in order to promote, at the same time, energy efficiency and contribute to improving people’s lives”, explains Elena Gil, Global Director of IoT and Big Data Products and Business Operations at Telefónica Tech.
Smart buildings interact with the people, systems and external elements surrounding them. They learn from past experiences and real-time inputs, adapting to the needs of the people and the businesses using them by increasing comfort, efficiency, resilience and security.
For more than 170 years, Siemens has provided society with pioneering technology that has improved the infrastructure of cities to make them more sustainable. The combination of the communication, physical security and connectivity capabilities of Telefónica and Siemens solutions will be able to make all types of buildings smarter, from hospitals to corporate offices, as well as shopping centers or industrial facilities.
Telefónica Tech offers specific solutions for smart cities that, through the implementation of IoT, Big Data and other technologies, enable it to obtain fundamental information for protecting the environment and detecting anomalies, for example in water consumption, street lighting and HVAC systems.