The World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development is celebrated annually since 2019 on March 4th, the anniversary of the founding of World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) in 1968. It is a day where engineers and engineering solutions are celebrated each year for their important contributions to sustainable development for our day-to-day modern life.
At the heart of this day are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These are goals adopted by all United Nations Member States, providing a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity, and are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership for a sustainable future.
Every time you plug a device into a power socket, you should ask yourself “Is this a clean power source?” — chances are it isn’t. Ideally, the world would move forward and embrace greener options for energy sourcing, such as as wind, hydro, solar or nuclear energy. The current truth is, however, that across the world, less than a quarter of electricity comes from renewable sources, and the overuse of traditional energy sources only adds to the manmade climate problem.
But not all is bleak. Engineers across the globe have been working on solutions to save earth’s tomorrow. Siemens believes in engineering innovation for a better world, as they recognize it is crucial to address the risks of climate change and to ensure sustainable development.
As we transition towards a clean-energy future, we have compiled some articles, videos and blogs below to share with concrete examples how Siemens’ engineering solutions contribute to sustainable development.
Watch the video below to find out about how Siemens is tackling the SGDs.
Read “A Clean Energy Future.” This article concentrates on the “hot” end of the gas turbine in which chemical energy is transformed by combustion into thermal energy.
Read “Not in my backyard! How annoying is wind turbine noise?” Although everybody is in favor of clean and green energy, turbines are perceived as a noise polluter, but is this really so? Learn more in the blogpost.
Read about “Clean Motion.” A small team develops road-ready vehicle in three years and create a micro-factory business model that promotes social and economic empowerment.
Watch the video about “Zbee.” As a 100% electric pod, the Zbee contains 270 parts and weighs 280 kilograms. It is 5 times more energy efficient than a conventional electric car. Daily users have already trimmed 4.5 tons of CO2 pollution off their carbon footprint individually.
Watch the video on “EMA Engineering & Consulting” and how they ensure safety and comfort for sustainable buildings.
Read about “Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens” and how they significantly improve quality and productivity in developing energy-efficient kitchens made of highly recycled content.