Advancing the Potential of Connected Buildings and the Data that they Create

Collaboration with IBM to transform corporate real estate
Monday, February 22, 2016 2:30 pm EST

By:

Dave Hopping, President, Siemens Building Technologies, Americas

Solutions for building management are evolving through emerging technologies in cloud computing, data analytics, and intelligent field devices.  This shift provides an opportunity for real estate owners to transform their assets into active contributors to business success, making their buildings as reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable as possible.   

To capitalize on this shift and to help lead this transformation, we’re teaming with IBM to combine some important elements of our technology and domain expertise.  This collaboration offers next generation, cloud-based building management solutions resulting in better utilization of building data for decision making, planning, and driving efficiencies.

The outcome offers an integrated workplace, which provides real estate owners with:

  • Improved decision making through combined expertise and analytics capabilities for forecasting space, resource and maintenance requirements
  • Deeper insights into portfolio performance to create the right mix of assets which reduce spend on energy, water, and other resources
  • Advanced capability to use space more effectively while minimizing or eliminating downtime

Overall operating costs account for 71% percent of the total cost of a building’s ownership(1), and real estate is often one of the greatest expenses that enterprise organizations face (2).  

Together with IBM and other partners in our ecosystem, Siemens will help building owners and operators transform real estate from an operational expense to an active contributor to business success.


(1) Gardner, Mark, The Builder’s Association, “Total Cost of Ownership,” February 1, 2013

(2) CB Richard Ellis, “Driving an Aggressive Occupancy Cost Reduction Program,” January 2009


Learn more about Siemens’ partnership with IBM.


Learn more about Siemens’ Navigator platform, a cloud-based energy and sustainability management system.  Future generations of the Navigator platform will be enhanced through our collaboration with IBM.