Whole Building Responsibility; Industry Opportunity through Integrated Building Technology
Energy monitoring and remote systems control continue to be driving forces in Green AV. Monitoring and control present new opportunities for the AV industry to grow and to push environmental responsibility in ways that help AV maintain its position as a vital and necessary industry in the face of changing technology and the convergence of AV and IT.
Integrated Building Technologies (IBT), also known as Smart Building Technologies, move AV into the total building control space, beyond AV systems themselves to whole building control, security and HVAC.
In addition to the avenues for business growth that IBT represents it affirms a connection between Green AV theory and practice. The same holistic approach to energy usage, lifecycle and design necessary to define and achieve environmentally responsible objectives is applied to the practice of systems monitoring through IBT.
Synching theory and practice confirms that Green AV is necessary and advantageous to end user clients not only for the larger environmental benefit but for ease of use, improved response time and cost savings, all of which are supported by whole building monitoring and remote access.
Project Green AV Director Gina Sansivero discussed IBT in the Green AV business context in her portion of the Almo E4 AV Tour keynote address with Gary Kaye of rAVe Publications in Chicago and New York.