IBM, Johnson in 'green' tie-up

(AFP)

IBM and Johnson Controls yesterday announced they will team up to provide a smart building solution, which can improve operations and reduce energy and water consumption in buildings worldwide including the Middle East.

"The integration of IBM software and Johnson Controls' building technology solutions provides complete information in order to make decisions that impact the bottom line," said Magdy Mekky, Vice-President and Managing Director, Middle East for Johnson Controls. "We can help businesses reduce energy and utility consumption and the associated costs between 15 per cent and 50 per cent. Developers and other organisations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the GCC, can get a clear picture of their facilities that are running over or under budget whether it is for a new or an existing building," said Mekky.

According to a report published by the US Green Buildings Council, a green building on an average saves 70 per cent electricity and 50-0 per cent of water.

 

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