- Centralized control: Siemens APOGEE building automation system integrates heating, venting, and air conditioning controls onto one platform that can be controlled both locally by end-users and from one central location by building engineers, or remotely, if desired. It also continually analyzes electricity demand and usage to manage overall building energy performance.
- Enhanced security: Siemens SiPass access control system addresses Carnegie Hall's complex security needs by ensuring that only the right people have access to the right places at the right time. This is crucial, as Carnegie Hall has various access points and levels of clearance for building staff, students, and performers, among others.
- Fire and life safety system: Siemens XLS Fire Alarm Systems' advanced technology allows Carnegie Hall to ensure the safety of its occupants. If a fire is detected, the command-and-control station is instantly alerted and emergency control operations are engaged, including fire door closure, elevator capture, and air handler turn-on/shut-off, among other critical functions.
An additional component of the overall project that helped Carnegie Hall achieve its LEED certification is a new 10,000-square-foot roof terrace with reflective pavers and plantings that reduce the heat island effect and the building's overall carbon footprint. Thanks to the Hall's 450 original windows on its upper floors, natural light has been maximized in the building's renovation and design, which also incorporates the use of LED bulbs and occupancy sensors. Within the facility, low-flow plumbing fixtures also reduce the building's water consumption.The Carnegie Hall project stands out as one of the most notable building technology and energy efficiency projects Siemens has ever completed. To date, Siemens technology has played a role in hundreds of buildings achieving LEED certification in the U.S. About Carnegie Hall Since 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance as the aspirational destination for the world's finest musicians. Today, Carnegie Hall presents a wide range of performances each season on its three stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall—including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading New York City cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music. Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and community programs that are expected to serve more than a half a million people in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally next season, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall's commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. About Siemens Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. With 343,000 employees in more than 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of approximately $98 billion in fiscal 2014. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.2 billion, including $5.2 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. To receive expert insights sign up for our Siemens' U.S. Executive Pulse leadership blog . Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/siemensUSA.