By: Samar Yahya
Riyadh – :
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Tuesday held a webinar and announced an integrated solutions portfolio to help building owners in the Middle East 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’s Healthy Buildings solutions are designed to help building owners minimize potential risks of contamination and create business continuity by monitoring both the building environment and building occupants’ behaviors.
On Saudi market George Bou Mitri, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Building Technologies, META said “Honeywell has been working for decades in Saudi Arabia in building solutions in various buildings, airports and diverse projects and inline with the future plans and focus in key cities such as Neom and The Red Sea as well as energy and health. Honeywell is operating in the main cities such as Jeddah, Riyadh and the EP. In every market we operate, we are number 1 or 2.”
On the challenges that Honeywell might face in different countries or industries, Bou Mitri commented saying: “With the current situation, we are learning and leveraging from different countries, our teams are engaged in all countries for example in Australia, new Zealand and USA and more following the decisions and we are meeting no challenges at any local requirements. We have business continuity solutions for more occupant friendly and efficient buildings. It is an opportunity for all organizations to transit their business to smarter ones.
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. These innovative solutions also provide transparency into a building’s health status to its occupants.
“We’re all facing a new normal – including how buildings are managed. We’re working with entities in the region to support well-being as building owners, operators and occupiers return to work, consider travel, visit shopping malls or healthcare facilities,” said Bou Mitri
“Honeywell has developed outcome-based solutions that allow building owners in the region to transparently address how they limit exposure to and the spread of viruses while supporting their business continuity needs. We’re giving them the data they need to confidently reassure their employees to accelerate their business operations.”
Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions are part of a comprehensive effort among Honeywell’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, anti-bacterial wiring devices and sanitation efficacy.
Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions features 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 local guidelines;
- Manage pressurization, ventilation, temperature and humidity;
- Gauge environmental and occupancy parameters;
- 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.
In addition, Honeywell’s novel #HealthyBuildings Score analytics, provides 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 Honeywell Healthy Buildings solutions can support the needs of any building and features specific solutions for premium commercial buildings, airports, hospitality, banking, stadium, healthcare and education sectors. The fully integrated air quality, health, safety and security controls are backed by expert services and remote monitoring support. Customers can also leverage their existing infrastructure, including third-party solutions, to affordably enhance air quality and security outcomes.