The FINANCIAL — Siemens AG is to partially redesign its headquarter buildings in Munich, Germany.
According to Siemens, the aim is to set international standards for energy efficiency. “The project will give Siemens and the city of Munich a new green showpiece and a symbol of sustainable urban development,” said Siemens President and CEO Peter Löscher. An architectural design competition is to start in early 2011. Construction is scheduled to begin at the end of 2012 and be completed in 2015.
The new Siemens headquarters are to be oriented on the world’s highest standards for sustainable construction. A modern working environment will be created for employees. Energy-efficient building technologies from Siemens will be a key lever for achieving this ambitious goal. The company also wants to make a major contribution to sustainable urban development. With the world’s largest environmental portfolio, Siemens supports cities around the world in their efforts to better protect their local environments.
Energy-efficient building technology is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2009, the Portfolio generated revenue of some €23 billion, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, Siemens products and solutions enabled customers to cut their CO2 emissions by 210 million tons.