Honeywell Unveils ‘Healthy Buildings’ Solutions to Help Businesses Comply With New Policies
The new solutions introduce the Healthy Buildings Score, IoT software that analyzes building sensor data to calculate how suitable a building is for reopening.
ATLANTA — As businesses begin to reopen across the country from their coronavirus lockdowns, hygiene and social distancing will be top of mind for business owners. Honeywell has launched 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.
By integrating air quality, safety and security technologies along with advanced analytics, Honeywell says its 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.
Honeywell’s new solutions provide building owners with more control over critical health, safety and security factors to encourage sustained compliance with changing building standards, safety guidelines, government-issued regulations and a company’s risk management policies, according to the company.
“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 says its Healthy Buildings solutions are part of a comprehensive effort among the company’s businesses to come together to quickly develop solutions that are helping important sectors of the global economy recover.
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, according to the company.
The solution also includes a Healthy Buildings Score, which provide real-time alerts to building owners and operators so they can quickly address non-compliance issues or deal with infection-related incidents. The Healthy Buildings Score comprises key building health metrics that can be provided to occupants in a simplified view on a dashboard.
“Returning to work after a pandemic will not be returning to business as usual,” Kapur adds. “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.”
Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions features two packages – one focused on indoor air quality and another on safety and security.
The air quality package monitors, manages and controls key parameters to create a healthier built environment while still managing energy efficiency.
The safety and 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.
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