Sustainability energy and resource efficiency – ep. 5

By Blake Snodgrass

Welcome back to the fifth episode of the Sustainability podcast series. We are privileged again to continue our ongoing conversation with Eryn Devola, Head of Sustainability at Siemens Digital Industries, and Rahul Garg, VP of Industrial Machinery and SMB Business Program at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Eryn and Rahul discuss current trends in the industrial machinery industry and what is driving the need for sustainability.

Eryn references a quote about how a sustainable society doesn’t require a few people to do things perfectly but needs everyone to do them imperfectly. She elaborates by saying that the most essential thing that entities can do is start it and get it going. Sustainability is not merely hiring a few people to address sustainability but infusing sustainability, quality, and environmental protection considerations into almost every organizational role.

 Specific topics covered include:

  • Minimizing standby energy usage by taking core technical or business-focused skillsets and applying sustainability principles and considerations.
  • Reaching the eventual goal of sustainability – zero waste. The zero downtime, zero harm and zero impact on the planet with low-cost clean, renewable energy use – driving towards decarbonization, energy efficiency, resource efficiency, and circularity.
  • Learning digitalization is a key enabler, providing the ability to think bigger and broader, bringing forward less intuitive ideas and leveraging technology.

Eryn Devola

Eryn Devola

Head of Sustainability at Siemens Digital Industries Software

Rahul Garg

Rahul Garg

Vice President of Industrial Machinery and SMB Program at Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Accelerating transformation.

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Digital Transformation Podcast

The Digital Transformation: Solutions for Industrial Machinery Podcast by Siemens Digital Industries explores the advantages of smart manufacturing, a digitalized product development strategy and the solutions it offers for the Industrial Machinery industry.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/podcasts/digital-transformation/sustainability-energy-and-resource-efficiency-ep-5/