Honeywell announced the availability of Honeywell Forge for Buildings, a solution which aims to help business owners and operators decrease operating expenses, improve energy consumption and manage space optimization across an entire building portfolio.
“Buildings house incredible and powerful data on the performance and usage of the building; however, if that data is difficult to access, interpret or use for meaningful insights, it doesn’t help drive a customer’s business. We are transforming building operations via enterprise software that allows owners and operators to get more out of their building data in order to drive significant business results,” said David Trice, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Buildings. “Honeywell Forge for Buildings is open, extensible, intelligent and easy to use. You can turn on a building in a day or less and review the operations of a building from anywhere.”
Honeywell said that many building portfolio owners have multiple disconnected systems in each building. Often these systems do not communicate with and are not compatible with each other, leading to manual maintenance, data trapped in proprietary systems, disconnected teams and systems and poor occupant experience.
When fully deployed, Honeywell Forge for Buildings aims to help reduce the operating expense of a building portfolio by up to 25% by providing visibility, monitoring and control of all building systems and processes across an entire portfolio of buildings.
“With more than 50 buildings in our global property portfolio, implementing next-generation building management systems enables us to make sound strategic decisions that will deliver improved capacity and space management, more agility and increased energy efficiency,” said Martin Frohock, head of facilities UK & EMEA, Arm, a multi-national semiconductor and software design company. “Honeywell Forge for Buildings easily integrates with other systems and allows us to gauge performance across the entire enterprise at any given time from a central location.”
Honeywell also said that the family of Honeywell Forge offerings will continue to expand across a wide range of sectors over the coming months:
-Honeywell Forge for Industrials monitors process performance and leverages digital twins to help optimize production and increase throughput;
-Honeywell Forge for Airlines provides insights and analytics;
-Honeywell Forge for Inspection Rounds digitizes the deskless worker and helps improve efficiency, productivity and compliance; and
-Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity helps protect critical operations from cyber threats.
“Large enterprises around the world consistently lack top-to-bottom visibility into how their operations are performing, and most lack the ability to derive business intelligence from their disparate data sources. Their existing systems are disjointed and have shortcomings that slow growth and cut into profitability,” said Que Dallara, president and chief executive officer of Honeywell Connected Enterprise. “Honeywell Forge can provide leaders of complex businesses with the visibility they need to transform their operations quickly and efficiently, at every level and with minimum disruption, enabling users to focus resources on innovation and achieving business objectives.”