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Siemens turns off the lights for Earth Hour

The external lights and the logo went dark at the Siemens Middle East headquarters in Masdar City, one of the UAE’s most sustainable buildings. It is the first LEED Platinum-certified office building in the capital city Abu Dhabi, saving nearly 50 per cent of energy consumption, compared to conventional buildings of the same size. This is due to the sustainable materials used in constructing it and the energy-efficient Siemens technology installed in it.
The lighting for the ‘Siemens’ sign on The Galleries building in Dubai was also turned off. The 60-hour shut off started at 19:00 on Thursday, March 27th and ended at 07:00 on Sunday March 30th.
Earth Hour is an annual event that started in 2007. Today, cities across the world participate in the event in a bid to save energy and celebrate their commitment to the planet. This year, the event was held for an hour on March 29th starting from 20:30.

For this press release

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a leading provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €75.9 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at


Ms. Heba Abd El-Hamid

Siemens AG