Siemens opens smart building HQ in Zug

January 02, 2019 //By Nick Flaherty
Siemens opens smart building HQ in Zug
Siemens has opened a new smart building in Zug, Switzerland that will be the headquarters of its Smart Infrastructure division.

The CHF20m (€221m) Siemens Zug campus has 1,000 work spaces and a newly constructed production building and is the international headquarters of the Siemens Building Technologies (BT) Division. This will also be the headquarters of the Smart Infrastructure operating company in APril 2019. 

"Siemens is one of Switzerland's largest employers. We employ over 6,000 people here, including about 300 apprentices," said Joe Kaeser, Chairman of the Siemens AG Managing Board. "Building Technologies with its headquarters in Zug will benefit more from digitalization than virtually any other industry. Building technology will become a core element of the new operating company Smart Infrastructure (SI) and its global headquarters will then also be in Zug."

Zug has been home to Siemens Building Technologies since 1998, when Siemens took over the industrial activities of Elektrowatt AG. "With our investments in research and development, we are using the opportunities of digitalization to steadily evolve into a smart building company," said Matthias Rebellius, CEO of Siemens Building Technologies. "We offer a full range of building technologies for fire detection, security and automation solutions to optimize sustainability, total cost of ownership and the user experience in buildings. Smart buildings are based on comprehensive analytics and use of digital building data."

Rebellius called the campus a reference project that illustrates the opportunities of digitalization in building technology, energy efficiency and future-oriented working. "A smart building is flexible, it learns from previous interactions and it continually adapts to the needs of building users, thus actively contributing to their success."

Completed in July 2018, the campus is one of the first new projects to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) for design and construction. The digital twin – a 3D model of the building, enhanced with technical information relevant for later operations – is the foundation for efficient, cost-optimized and forward-looking building management.

The campus complex is equipped with building automation, security and fire safety technology from Siemens BT.  An integrated

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