Web-based interactive tools

Siemens Industry Inc. has launched a new suite of interactive tools on its Green Online Tools web page.


To help builders, consulting engineers, facility owners and other professionals understand the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED rating system, explore an innovative Green Touchscreen sustainability interface, or calculate the emissions abatement of energy efficiency measures, Siemens Industry Inc. has launched a new suite of interactive tools on its Green Online Tools web page.


Green Building Portal: A tool to navigate through the USGBC’s New Construction and Existing Building (NC and EB) LEED rating systems, the Green Building Portal helps industry professionals understand the key requirements for each prerequisite and credit, and to demonstrate how Siemens Building Technologies solutions can help meet and support specific LEED certification objectives. Users can navigate LEED two ways: point-by-point, or by the solutions Siemens offers. The portal’s Solutions page offers straightforward navigation across individual Siemens solutions tabs covering the full array of offerings:

  • Evaluation & Planning
  • Efficient Infrastructure
  • Information Management, and
  • Ongoing Services & Improvements

Supporting those choices are additional tabs that cover LEED rating systems, associated Siemens solutions and supporting resources.

Siemens GreenTouchscreen The innovative interface uses web-based technology to educate the public and building occupants about a building’s sustainability measures and energy use. Visitors use a touchscreen interface that’s typically placed in the building’s lobby to view specific data related to the building’s energy consumption, visualize its carbon footprint, learn fun facts, and much more. Live demos incorporate graphics and information for a variety of virtual facilities, including heath care, academic and commercial buildings.

Environmental Impact Calculator This tool allows you to estimate your building's baseline carbon footprint from purchased electricity, natural gas or heating oil, and calculating the environmental benefits of reducing their consumption. In addition, you can measure the impact of energy efficiency improvements on an annual basis, or throughout the length of a project term.

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