Honeywell expanded its holistic Healthy Buildings Air Quality offering to help improve and measure commercial building indoor air quality with the introduction of Honeywell Electronic Air Cleaners (EACs) with ultraviolet light systems and a new line of indoor air quality (IAQ) sensors.
Honeywell said its EACs with UV help remove impurities from the air as well as provide filtration and disinfection, without significantly impeding air flow. The new IAQ sensors include Honeywell’s Particulate Matter Sensor PM2.5, Total Volatile Organic Compound (TVOC) Sensor and All-in-One IAQ Sensor.
The company noted that the quality of air is affected by the presence of pollutants in the indoor environment that may cause harm. When IAQ is poor, occupants can experience a drop in productivity as well as adverse health effects such as asthma and bronchitis, Honeywell said.
“More people are paying attention to air quality and the importance of creating healthier environments in the spaces we use for work, school, entertainment and travel,” said Manish Sharma, VP and CTO, Honeywell Building Technologies. “Building owners are looking for ways to create safer, cleaner air to instill occupant confidence as well as attract future commercial tenants.”
“We’re talking to hundreds of customers who are navigating these concerns right now and working with them to update their building systems to better protect occupants. It doesn’t always have to be a complicated process of ripping out old equipment and starting from scratch. It can be a straight-forward HVAC upgrade with modifications that address specific concerns and minimize potential side effects. Sensing technology is an important tool to identify opportunities for adjustments,” the executive added.
Honeywell EACs use an electric charge to help remove solid and liquid impurities from the air without impeding air flow. The UV System emits ultraviolet light to damage the DNA structure of certain microbes at the cellular level and inactivate various viral, bacterial and fungal organisms.
Honeywell EACs with UV Systems can be installed inside a commercial HVAC system, without the need to remove old equipment and install a new system entirely.
Honeywell also said that the IAQ sensors help building owners better determine a building’s environmental state and air quality status and allow them to take corrective actions through the building management system (BMS) without a need to rip and replace existing sensors.
Honeywell EACs with UV Systems and new IAQ sensors are the latest in a suite of offerings from the company that focus on creating healthier buildings. Honeywell recently announced upgrades to the Pro-Watch and MAXPRO Network Video Recorders and Video Management Systems solutions, which use analytics and artificial intelligence to identify if building occupants are complying with guidelines around social distancing and wearing masks.