Energy Efficiency Takes Center Stage at Carnegie Hall

Energy Efficient Solutions Help Carnegie Hall Secure LEED Silver Certification

ACHR News, August 25, 2015. Image credit: Palm Beach Daily News

Carnegie Hall, the nearly 125-year old iconic New York City music venue, has announced its award of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it one of the oldest and most notable buildings to achieve the distinction. This milestone was achieved in part through close collaboration with Siemens, which was one of Carnegie Hall’s technology partners to modernize almost 165,000 square feet of non-performance space.

As part of the Studio Towers renovations, Siemens supplied building automation, fire and life safety, and security systems to make Carnegie Hall more energy efficient, safe, and secure. Technology highlights include:

  • Centralized control: Siemens APOGEE building automation system integrates HVAC 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.
  • 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.
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