The Textile Museum of Canada said it is working with smart building specialist Honeywell to create a healthier museum environment by installing new technologies to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of its space.
The museum selected Honeywell to deploy a custom solution featuring high-efficiency filters (MERV-13) and ultraviolet (UV-C) lights installed in the building’s HVAC equipment.
Located in downtown Toronto, the Museum delivers programs and exhibitions dedicated to textile arts from local, national and international contemporary artists.
The solutions were selected to not only help create a healthier museum environment but also to help preserve the museum’s collection. A benefit of installing the technology within the building’s HVAC equipment means the museum can avoid damage to the collection caused by increased light exposure.
“We’re committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors,” said Emma Quin, director and CEO of the Textile Museum of Canada. “In addition to the other health and safety policies we have implemented, these new air quality solutions will help the public feel confident and secure when they visit the museum.”
“We’re excited to continue our work with the Textile Museum of Canada to help create a custom solution to improve the air quality of their space and support the return to in-person operations,” said Laura Laltrello, vice president and general manager of services at Honeywell Building Technologies.
Honeywell noted that its Healthy Buildings solutions which integrate air quality, safety, and security technologies along with advanced analytics to help building owners improve the health of their building environments, operate more cleanly and safely, comply with new guidelines, and help reassure occupants. The firm also noted that Honeywell’s advanced indoor air quality portfolio can help improve occupant well-being, meet energy efficiency goals, and importantly, change the way that occupants experience a building.
Honeywell Building Technologies, which is a business division of Honeywell, recorded revenues of $1.37 billion in the third quarter of the year, up 5% compared to revenues of $1.30 billion in the year-ago period, Honeywell reported in its earnings release.
The unit recorded profits of $322 million for the period, up 14% year-on-year.