Integrated controls can help environment and costs says BTAT

Integrated building controls and infrastructure can help manage costs and environment issues

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By  Mark Sutton Published  March 26, 2008

Systems integrator BT Applied Technology (BTAT) is calling on organizations in the region to update building controls systems to integrated IP-based networks to improve environmental management and cut costs.

Speaking at the Smart Buildings Expo in Kuwait last week, BTAT business development director Issam Abounasr said that integrated control systems could bring a number of benefits to enterprises and to SMBs.

"Integrated systems have many positive spins in terms of cost savings and reducing environmental impact. By unifying the control of various systems within a single control unit, operational costs are significantly reduced, efficiency is improved, safety and security is increased and resources, such as energy and water, are conserved," said Abounasr.

"Through integrating ICT systems infrastructures we seek to reduce environmental footprint and save costs across various sectors, he added.

The company has previously worked on projects for Sharm El Sheikh International Airport in Egypt, the Ministry of Interior Central Security Buildings in Saudi Arabia, and King Abdulaziz Endowment Project in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and is looking to expand as the region's real estate market begins to mature.

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