Environments where students do their best learning
A Smart Campus is one that is digitally connected to the next generation, for the next generation. And every day, the Internet of Things (IoT), digitalization, automation, and vast amounts of available data bring us closer to creating an ideal learning environment – a truly Smart Campus – one that is digitally connected to the next generation, for the next generation.
More than ever, leaders in higher education recognize the value in making campus improvements that will benefit today while allowing buildings to adapt to tomorrow’s emerging technologies.
Reshaping how, when, and where students learn
IoT, digitalization, and digital learning continue to reshape how, when, and where students learn, live, and explore. And today, campuses can leverage data and digitalization to improve every aspect of the educational experience.
By taking the right steps today, we can transform our educational infrastructure so that it’s smarter, safer, more sustainable, and more resilient – all of which can also translate into enhanced efficiency, improved comfort, and lower cost of operations.
Start on the path to a Smart Campus today
Like our students, every building and institution has its own needs – so there’s no one right answer for every campus. But by working together, we can create a Smart Campus that positively contributes to your strategic objectives, core priorities, and vision for the future.
It has never been more important to find new and compelling ways to engage, attract, and retain more students to your campus. Similarly, there needs to be a strong draw for talented and experienced faculty, researchers, and staff.
Did you know?
“Parents and incoming students now rank campus cleanliness and IAQ third in importance when deciding which university to attend. Only quality of academics and affordability ranked higher.”
Technology that’s transforming the every day
Unified Security for Education
Learn how a unified approach to campus security, along with the latest smart technologies can help your educational institution be prepared and help mitigate risk.
Microgrid-enabled Electric Transportation
As the number of electric vehicles on the road accelerates, institutions need to deploy a significant number of EV chargers to serve their campus and community. Microgrids, supported by battery storage, can manage the load impact of EV chargers and minimise the need for costly upgrades. Microgrids can also deliver greater resiliency and increased sustainability, as well as economic benefits.
Charging forward to innovate the future
As the focus on a cleaner environment becomes more intense, along with the demand for electric vehicles (EV), from personal vehicles to ground fleets to buses, there is a need for integrated EV charging on your campus. Deploying smart charging technology in your parking lots and garages and electrifying your fleet not only help reduce your campus’ carbon footprint, but also demonstrates to students and staff your leadership in adopting innovative, sustainable technologies.
How do you build the smartest campus in the world?
The College of Charleston takes real climate action
To begin mitigating climate change and become a climate leader in the S.C. “Lowcountry” – which is facing immediate impacts from climate change, the College of Charleston is taking aggressive action. This includes steps in planning and policy including sustainability and climate action, along with a partnership with Siemens to implement campus-wide measures to reduce energy, water and emissions, as well as improve resilience to climate risks and mobilising our students around sustainability and climate action.
University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Siemens, is combining digital sensor and analytics technologies, artificial intelligence, decentralised energy generation and storage, renewable energy and concepts that help change users’ behaviour to transform the university’s campuses into the world’s smartest global campus, creating a ‘Living Lab’ where research, teaching and learning all benefit from access to new data and connectivity.
Morgan State University
Morgan State University (MSU) has embarked on their journey to a smart campus and is working closely with Siemens and the Maryland Clean Energy Center to make their vision a reality and transform their campus through visionary planning, hard work, partnership, and innovation. This collaborative effort is critical to achieving MSU’s strategic mission, including elevating MSU to Carnegie R1 status.