IWBI focused on human health in buildings
Honeywell has announced its involvement in the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) membership program as a Cornerstone member.
The membership program at IWBI fosters collaboration with companies and organizations who are leading the movement to advance human health in buildings and communities around the world, the firm said.
“The IWBI membership community is a dedicated group of leaders that is united in their efforts to elevate the health and well-being of people at every step,” said IWBI president and CEO Rachel Hodgdon. “We are excited to have Honeywell join our journey towards building a healthier future.”
Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) said it has been focusing on creating a healthier building environment to enhance the occupant experience. The company has recently launched an integrated set of Healthy Buildings solutions to help building owners improve the health of building environments, operate more cleanly and safely, comply with social distancing policies, and help reassure occupants that it is safer to return to the workplace.
The company noted that the Honeywell Healthy Buildings solutions can support the needs of any building and features specific solutions for premium commercial buildings, airports, hospitality, healthcare, stadia and education sectors.
“At Honeywell, we are committed to transforming the way every building operates to improve the quality of peoples’ lives and this year has shown a greater need than ever to create healthier building environment,” said Patrick Hogan, chief commercial officer, Honeywell Building Technologies. “Our IWBI membership is another way we can continue to show our commitment to improving the built environment and help provide the tools building owners and operators need to create safer, more efficient and healthier spaces for occupants to work, learn, shop, travel, receive care and return to life.”
As a new member of the program, Honeywell plans to leverage the multiple IWBI membership benefits, which include opportunities for industry collaborations and access to market updates and quarterly briefings that provide insights into developments at IWBI and the broader industry.
Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings Solutions integrate air quality, safety and security technologies along with advanced analytics to help building owners minimize potential risks of contamination and improve business continuity by monitoring both the building environment and building occupants’ behaviors.
Honeywell Building Technologies is a global business with more than 20,000 employees. HBT creates products, software and technologies found in more than 10 million buildings worldwide.