Siemens Smart Infrastructure has made a commitment to make its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, carbon-neutral by 2023.
It is planning a “comprehensive renovation” of an existing building, which will start in May 2021 for a period of two years, with an investment of around €63 million (£54m) for the refurbishment.
The campus in Zug is Siemens‘ largest location in Switzerland and is said to be a showcase for smart buildings that combine innovative building technology and renewable energy to achieve energy efficiency and decarbonisation.
The main office building and the factory, which both opened in 2019, saved 600 tons of CO2 in the first operating year, compared to the average heat consumption in recent years, which corresponds to a 60% reduction.
Globally, Siemens has pledged to ensure its operations are carbon-neutral by 2030, achieving a net zero carbon footprint across its production facilities and buildings worldwide.
The company has already reduced 54% of its carbon footprint.
Matthias Rebellius, Managing Board Member of Siemens and CEO of Smart Infrastructure said: “Sustainability is top of our agenda – when it comes to the technology we supply to customers but also in our own operations. Our experience has shown that with our solutions, considerable energy savings of up to 30% can be achieved in most buildings.
“Companies play a significant role in the fight against climate change and we intend to lead by example.”