the global HQ for Smart Infrastructure, Zug is a key location for the
development of building technologies, filing around 80 new patents every year. The
25,000 square meter-campus consists of a main building, a factory and the
newly-added R&D Center. Climate neutrality is achieved through a
combination of different measures.
pumps and water from Lake Zug are used for cooling and heating, while rooftop photovoltaic
systems produce electricity. Planted flat roofs provide an additional layer of
insulation. Siemens’ building automation system Desigo CC, part of Siemens
Xcelerator, provides optimal room climate control as well as energy efficiency,
and together with LED lighting, the system ensures the best possible indoor
comfort. In addition, over 50 Siemens-owned charging stations support
sustainable mobility. The office building has achieved platinum certification
according to the LEED standard, while the production facility and R&D
building both achieve gold standards.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) was used in the design of the
campus. With BIM, a building is constructed twice: First virtually, then in the
real world. It allows electricity, heating, cooling and water consumption to be
documented, measured and adjusted through various applications. A room
reservation system is connected to Siport access control and Desigo CC for
demand-driven room control and digital signage. In addition, a wide variety of
IoT functions have already been implemented to increase building efficiency,
improve comfort and optimize user experience.
The attendees of the opening will have the opportunity to see Building
X, Siemens' scalable digital building platform, in action during their tour of
the campus. Also part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, Building X helps
customers digitalize, manage, and optimize building operations, allowing
for enhanced user experience, increased performance, and improved
R&D building, modernized at a cost of around 70 million Swiss francs, is
the latest chapter in a long tradition of Siemens investments in Switzerland.
More than 70 years ago, Siemens was already working closely with the then fire
alarm company Cerberus. In 1998, Siemens took over the industrial activities of
Elektrowatt, which in addition to Cerberus also included the Zug-based company
Landis & Gyr, and from this formed the Building Technologies business unit.
Since then, the Siemens Building Technologies division became part of Siemens
Smart Infrastructure in 2019, making an important contribution to value
creation in the region and throughout Switzerland.
The campus is now complete, providing a
climate-neutral working environment for more than 1,700 colleagues to advance
the technological development for critical infrastructure worldwide.