Siemens Makes Skyscrapers Greener
Siemens is making the world's second tallest office building even greener. Representatives of Taipei 101 and Siemens recently signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for the installation of Siemens Navigator, a cloud-based energy and sustainability management platform for buildings. Located in Taiwan's capital of Taipei, Taipei 101 is the world's second tallest office building with a height of 508 meters. Completed in 2004, the skyscraper is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. In 2011, Taipei 101 received LEED Platinum certification for energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design. This had been possible because of the significant contributions Siemens had made in previous years in the fields of building automation and energy efficiency.
The Navigator energy management platform improves building efficiency through intelligent energy management. The platform leverages the Internet of Things to obtain building data, which is then monitored, collected and analyzed. This turns the raw data into actionable information building owners can use to create energy strategies that reduce operating costs. Among many other things, building operators can check energy consumption in real time and quickly identify and solve potential problems.