Buildings of Tomorrow

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December 13, 2023 25 mins
In this episode, host Jon Lester and Siemens Cybersecurity Manager for Automation and Connected Devices, Francesco Negosanti discuss the importance and strengths of BACnet Secure Connect. As building connectivity increases, secure end-to-end communication is needed to ensure cybersecure buildings, whether new or existing. Do you want to deep dive into the topic? Tune in now!
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Aging fire safety setups present challenges: spare parts availability, high false alarm rates, code compliance, or teams operating in a manual, reactive mode. Stretching to the limit eventually results in a rip-and-replace emergency modernization. In this episode, Thomas Zermin, Global Portfolio Manager for Fire Safety Services at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, explains why a strategic, phased modernization may take longer on the ca...
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The average life span of a fire safety setup is 20-25 years – quite long compared to other disciplines. However, if we assume that a building has a life cycle of about 60 years, owners must expect to modernize their fire safety system 2-3 times. And these cycles are more than a 1:1 replacement. In this episode, Thomas Zermin, Global Portfolio Manager for Fire Safety Services at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, talks about the changes ...
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October 11, 2023 22 mins
If you missed the recent Haystack Connect event, no need to worry. The experts at J2 Innovations, including Scott Muench, VP of Customer Experience, and Gareth Johnson, Chief Software Architect, have got you covered. They're sharing all the highlights and energy from Haystack Connect, considered the most important event in building data modelling. You won't want to miss out on their insider insights!
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September 20, 2023 20 mins
Podcast episode. Together with experts from J2 Innovations, we explored how Haystack technology serves as both a data model and a data standard, as well as an open-source connectivity framework. #J2innovations #siemens #haystack #haystacktagging #buildingsoftomorrow
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Cybersecurity is growing in importance as buildings become more connected 🌐. In this episode host Jon Lester discusses the importance of cybersecurity certifications 🔒 with our Global Cybersecurity Certification Manager, Nadia Patricia Stefan. Have you ever wondered why we need independent certifications, or how this impacts the product lifecycle? Find your answers in this podcast. Tune in now! 🎙️
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Fire safety is just one part of a whole building – when an incident happens, different systems need to operate together perfectly: alarms, sprinklers, gas extinguishing, smoke extraction, access control, elevators, etc. In this episode, Ruud Geelen, VP of Service Portfolio, and Miguel Coll, Portfolio Director Fire Safety Services at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, explain how connecting it all into a digital layer makes buildings mor...
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Digital fire safety services gather massive amounts of performance data – and it doesn’t end there. In this episode, Ruud Geelen, VP of Service Portfolio, and Miguel Coll, Portfolio Director Fire Safety Services at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, talk about how to leverage this data further: rule-based scripts, pattern recognition, algorithms, automated analysis, and automated recommendations. Today, you do maintenance when something...
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Digital fire safety services can make building operations significantly more efficient, flexible, and safe. In this episode, Ruud Geelen, VP of Service Portfolio, and Miguel Coll, Portfolio Director Fire Safety Services at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, talk about what's driving them to develop new services, how a public subway operator avoids false fire alarms in tunnels with continuous system performance monitoring, and where the ...
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What does it mean to enhance the human experience in buildings and how can we get ahead of users’ ever evolving challenges? In this episode of "Buildings of Tomorrow" host Jon Lester speaks with UX expert Eva Cochet-Weinandt about the importance of UX in digital and physical spaces. As the head of UX at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Eva breaks down the misconceptions of UX and how it applies to the crossroads between people and bui...
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Today we follow up on the last podcast with Alex Rohweder on the topic of the democratization of building management 🏢. As building management was originally developed for large and complex buildings, like hospitals, the CO2 reduction goals lay pressure on smaller plants as well 🏠. Together with Jon Lester he discusses the possibilities, advantages, and hurdles of building management for smaller buildings. Tune in to learn more! ...
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We’re back with Christoph Leitgeb and Jon Lester. As recently discussed, building certifications do have a large influence for various stakeholders. Today’s episode focuses on the impact of ESG on the building industry 🏢. Do you want to find out how the ESG help the industry to reach the sustainable development goals? 🌱 Tune in and find out!
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March 22, 2023 21 mins
Today’s episode is all about sustainability certifications! Christoph Leitgeb, COO of the icccon AG, and Jon Lester discuss the values of certifications and how they can be used to enhance your building’s value. Tune in now and discover a different point of view on sustainability certifications.
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In today’s episode of the Buildings of Tomorrow podcast, we will discuss a fascinating research project known as the Aspern Smart City Research (ASCR) which demonstrates how urban areas can be developed using market oriented, scalable, and cost-effective solutions to make energy systems more efficient and climate friendly.The project provides a unique structure where stakeholders collaborate to evaluate new solutions to ensure func...
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February 16, 2023 34 mins
Tune in with Matthew Silvester from Meinhardt Thailand Ltd, and Jon Lester! In this episode we deep dive into different views on smart buildings and their contribution to a more sustainable world today and in the future. Learn what features really increase the value creation for building occupants, tenants, and landlords and what role certifications play, especially in the Asian market.
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Wireless technology is back with Michele Remonato! In the last two episodes, we uncovered the different types of wireless technologies available in the industry and how these are used within buildings. In this episode, we will dive into the decision-making aspect of adopting wireless, from the perspective of facility managers & buildings owners.
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In our previous episode with Leo Bivetti, Program Manager for the European Green Deal at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, we spoke about the overarching European Green Deal, its legislations, and the underlying directives found in the "Fit for 55" package. In this episode, we will dive into the pertinent directives and legislations for the building industry, such as the EPBD, and discuss how these vary for different types of buildings...
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The Insiders is back! In this episode, Steve Borges of Signature Healthcare and Anthony Casciano of Siemens Financial Services sit down with Jon Lester to discuss the importance of working with a sustainable lender who understands your business and its challenges. They deep dive into the direct impact this relationship has on performance and in the case of Signature Healthcare, continuity of quality care and employment. Discover ho...
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November 23, 2022 40 mins
The Buildings of Tomorrow Podcast celebrates 150 episodes! Thank you for listening to us over the past years. In celebration, we’ve prepared an exciting episode with special guest speakers: Emmanuelle Billard, Director of Sustainability for Building Products at Siemens SI, Michele Remonato, Global Head of IoT Devices at Siemens SI, and Elisa Rönkä, Global Head of SaaS Sales for Digital Buildings at Siemens SI. Join us in our conver...
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Michele Remonato is back on the podcast with Jon Lester. After a first episode explaining how wireless is used in buildings, this episode focuses on the different types of wireless technologies available in the building industry and the wide range of applications where these technologies are being used. Tune in!
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