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Siemens at Smart and Sustainable Cities 2014 conference

13 May 2014

The Building Automations Division of Siemens Greece sponsored the second “Smart and Sustainable Cities” conference, which was organized in Athens, at the OTEAcademy theater, last April. The speeches and the presentations that took place highlighted the urgent need for the promotion of a modern urban development model, aiming at enhancing cities’ operation, re-sources saving and the upgrade of people’s quality of life.

At the conference, Stavros Boultadakis, Mechanical Engineer in charge for the promotion of Building Energy Management and Savings Systems at Siemens, participated as a keynote speaker in the session regarding “Securing sustainability and the protection of the in-vestments with the use of “Smart” Building Automations”.

The presentation of Mr. Boultadakis focused on the contribution of industry automations in sustainability and the energy efficiency of a building and – thus –the overall protection of the related investments. Moreover, Siemens presented its milestone project concerning the energy upgrade it implemented through building automations at the Municipal Swimming Center of Ilioupoli. The company highlighted the direct and concrete benefits resulting from the respec-tive investment.

It is noted that Siemens offers a complete range of building automation solutions and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning) systems, which are distinguished for their affordable installation cost and high reliability, securing high-level comfort, through the optimum energy consumption and low CO2 emissions.

Building automation solutions are part of the Siemens environmental portfolio. Around 43% of the company's revenues are provided by green products and solutions, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of ecofriendly technologies.“Smart & Sustainable Cities” conference was organized by “Plant Management” magazine of Boussias Communications, under the auspices of the Ministries of Environment, Energy & Climate Change, Development and Competitiveness and Infrastructures, Transports and Net-works. Through the participation of representatives from the local government, relating state bodies and organizations as well as suppliers of innovative services and technologies, the conference became an important platform for experiences and expertise exchange, for the presentation of proposals and best practices as well as for the promotion of cities’ direct and future challenges. 

The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany), with approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable and intelligent infrastructure technologies. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, power distribution, energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more information visit www.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities

Stavros Boultadakis, Mechanical Engineer in charge for the promotion of Building Energy Management and Savings Systems at Siemens.