Süddeutscher Verlag Munich, Germany

LEED Gold thanks to modern air-conditioning equipment and building automation


Süddeutscher Verlag, new corporate headquarters in Munich

Süddeutscher Verlag


Air-conditioning for an individualized room climate with maximum energy efficiency.


Each office room is equipped with the equivalent of an individually adjustable air-conditioning unit. The Desigo building automation controls lighting, room temperature, window ventilation, mechanical ventilation and protection from the sun in a user-friendly and energy-efficient manner. In addition to air-conditioning, management and optimization in particular of the building’s internal geothermal plant by means of building automation will also play an important role.


After the run-in phase, the corporate headquarters was the first office building in Germany to be awarded the Gold-level LEED certificate by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


Desigo building automation:

  • 5 Desigo Insight operator stations

  • Regulating and controlling of 7,300 data points for the heating, cooling and air-conditioning equipment in two technical control centers

  • Room automation for approx. 800 offices (heating, cooling, ventilating) with interface for daylight-dependent lighting and blind control (57,000 data points)

Also from Siemens:

  • Sigmasys Sinteso fire detection system with approx. 3,000 detectors

  • Danger management system Topsis as GMA Manager for visualizing and operating the switched on danger alarm systems

  • Low-voltage main distribution system (NSHV): 5 Sivacon S8 switching systems with a total of 34 switchboards (created by franchising partner Kappenberger+Braun, Cham. Switzerland) 

  • 1,110 m Sivacon 8PS busbar trunk system

  • Media technology

  • Lighting (Osram, Siteco)