Siemens is introducing a modular solution of building technologies and services for distinctive office buildings. Premium Office leverages the digitalization of building technologies to transform office buildings into smart high performance office landscapes. Premium Office offers facility managers, building owners and investors a competitive advantage in the office market and gives building users an attractive place to work.
Conventional building technology is supplemented by new location-dependent applications linking building infrastructure with location-dependent data. This allows building users, including visitors, to find their way in office complexes, determine the location of coworkers in office environments without fixed workstations, or locate portable office equipment. Companies using such user-centered services are seen as forward-looking and attractive employers by digital natives. In most office environments, personnel costs account for approximately 90 percent of total costs. Investments in building technology that boost the motivation, productivity and creativity of employees are hence comparatively low-cost and offer an excellent cost-benefit ratio.
Facility managers, building operators and investors using Premium Office benefit from services that save energy and operating costs and continuously optimize building performance. The analysis of static and dynamic data about building usage and operation yields measures that optimize energy consumption, control the need for maintenance and improve room efficiency. The cost reduction and revenue increase resulting from higher rentability through the use of Premium Office allow building owners and investors to achieve significantly higher net operating results.
Premium Office consists of a variety of modules, from fire safety and building security to energy-efficient building operation to data-based services. This also includes user-centered services linking building infrastructure and location-dependent data, as well as services designed to improve the building’s cost efficiency, such as proactive maintenance and energy and sustainability consulting. The modules can combined as needed, depending on demand and budget. Siemens will gradually expand the range of services and apps in the coming years.
Premium Office is based on the Desigo CC integrated building management platform, the Desigo Room Automation system and the Siemens Remote Service Platform, which offers secure data transfer. Desigo CC can control, monitor and optimize all disciplines in a building – from heating, ventilation and air conditioning to fire safety and security, as well as energy management, lighting and shading.