By integrating air quality, safety and security technologies along with advanced analytics, Honeywell’s ‘Healthy Buildings’ solutions have been designed to help building owners minimise potential risks of contamination and ensure business continuity by monitoring both the building environment and building occupants’ behaviours.
“The Covid-19 pandemic is changing the culture of how buildings are managed by making apparent the need to ensure health and well-being in all aspects of our lives,” says Vimal Kapur, president and CEO of Honeywell Building Technologies. “Honeywell has developed 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 needs in an uncertain environment. We’re giving them the data they need to confidently reassure their employees to accelerate their business operations.”
Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions provide a holistic view of a building’s health based on key factors, such as indoor air quality, occupant flow, personal protection equipment (PPE) analytics, thermal screening, social distancing and sanitation efficacy.
Its #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.
The Healthy Buildings solutions features two packages – one focused on indoor air quality and another on safety and security. They can support a range of facilities and sectors, including commercial buildings, airports, hospitality, healthcare and education sectors.
Kapur adds: “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. Healthy buildings go beyond just energy efficiency to ensure the health, comfort, confidence and productivity of the people who use them.”