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GEZE launches retrofitting app in Middle East

GEZE Middle East’s bespoke retrofitting application, R3, is designed to facilitate the improvement of regional buildings’ sustainability and energy performance

GEZE Middle East's managing director, Charles Constantin (above), says that R3 can benefit the overall lifecycles of regional buildings.
GEZE Middle East's managing director, Charles Constantin (above), says that R3 can benefit the overall lifecycles of regional buildings.

GEZE Middle East has launched R3, a retrofitting application designed to improve sustainability and energy performance across regional buildings.

R3, which stands for refurbishment, remodelling, and replacement, has been developed to facilitate the integration of automation into existing structures through non-invasive and hassle-free methods, according to the building technology manufacturer.

Charles Constantin, managing director of GEZE Middle East, is confident that this approach will benefit the overall lifecycles of regional buildings.

“From a general perspective, the expected lifetime and service life of building technology is far shorter than that of the building itself,” he explained.

“Engineered systems, such as those designed and installed by GEZE, need to be serviced from time to time, and updated based on ever-shifting upgrades made available in the market. In the event that the technology becomes obsolete or cannot be upgraded, the system would need to be completely replaced or overhauled.

“In addition, safety technology systems would also need to be updated, upgraded or replaced, and reintegrated in the event that a new law or new standards have been signed off,” he added.

With this in mind, GEZE’s R3 programme enables expert analysis and appraisal of a structure, before providing recommendations on how best to future-proof the building with the manufacturer’s doors and windows. The app also allows clients to update existing designs with novel products.

R3 forms part of GEZE’s aftermarket business segment, which deals primarily with end users.

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