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Honeywell Launches Solutions To Help Improve Building Health

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BENGALURU, June 22, 2020 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) on Monday announced launch of an integrated set of solutions to help building owners improve the health of their building environments, operate more cleanly and safely, comply with social distancing policies, and help reassure occupants that it is safe to return to the workplace. A press release issued by the company says that by integrating air quality, safety and security technologies along with advanced analytics, Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions are designed to help building owners minimize potential risks of contamination and ensure business continuity by monitoring both the building environment and building occupants’ behaviors.

“Returning to work after a pandemic will not be returning to business as usual. Occupants will want credible information and increased visibility into how building technology is protecting their health and what has been done to ensure that the buildings they enter are safe,” said Ashish Modi, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Building Technologies – India, ASEAN and Korea. “We’re developing outcome-based solutions that allow building owners to transparently address how they limit exposure to and the spread of viruses while supporting their business continuity in an uncertain environment. We are empowering them to confidently reassure their employees to accelerate their operations.”

The release added that Honeywell’s novel HealthyBuildings Score analytics provide real-time alerts to building owners and operators so they can quickly address non-compliance issues or deal with infection-related incidents. The HealthyBuildings Score comprises key building health metrics that can be provided to occupants in a simplified view on a dashboard. Healthy Buildings outcomes are powered by Honeywell Forge and monitored via the HealthyBuildings score.

Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions feature two packages – one focused on indoor air quality and another on safety and security. 

The Honeywell Healthy Buildings Air Quality package monitors manages and controls key parameters to create a healthier built environment while still managing energy efficiency. The Air Quality package can: • Help building owners implement the latest ASHRAE and other local guidelines; • Manage pressurization, ventilation, temperature and humidity; • Gauge environmental and occupancy parameters;

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  • Provide real-time insights on contaminant risk, alerts to change HEPA filters, cleaning and occupant behavior; and • Control and optimize UV sterilization, air filtration and air composition. 
  • The Honeywell Healthy Buildings Safety & Security package features hardware and software that can help building owners minimize risk by monitoring, detecting and responding to potential issues using integrated security tools. The Safety & Security package can: • Manage people flow and reporting, people counting, proactive property protection, thermal temperature screening and PPE mask detection;  • Monitor and help sustain compliance with social distancing, space sanitation; and • Support contact tracing due to potential virus exposure by leveraging advanced video analytics and incident management workflows. 
  • The release says that the company has also developed an Environment Control System Health check that allows airlines to quickly use aircraft data and advanced analytics to monitor for and ensure the healthy air quality in the cabin. Additionally, it’s applying the Honeywell Forge platform to help customers operate their buildings, factories, warehouses, supply chains, and aircraft more efficiently and in ways that promote the health and safety of occupants, workers, and passengers.

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