Honeywell has announced the second edition of the Honeywell Smart Building Awards in India, calling for entries from across the country. Honeywell has partnered with the Network 18 Group (media partner) and KPMG (process validators and evaluators) to launch the Network 18 & Honeywell Smart Building Awards 2016 according to a release.
Participation in the competition is open to all building owners and facility managers across India who agree to be evaluated under the parameters of the Honeywell Smart Building ScoreTM, a global building assessment framework. Participants will take a self-assessment of 15 technology asset groups that make a building green, safe, and productive, based on their building systems’ overall capability, coverage of the facility and uptime.
The scores will be validated by KPMG and affirmed by an eminent jury composed of India’s leading authorities on energy efficiency, safety, security, and productivity in buildings.
“We are glad that the concept of smart building technologies is evolving and is being adopted across commercial and residential spaces. With Honeywell’s shared vision with the Government of India’s 100 Smart Cities initiative, Honeywell Smart Building Score and Honeywell Smart Building Awards strive to deliver measurable results and to give recognition to the buildings that drive green, safe, and productive outcomes,” said Anant Maheshwari, president, Honeywell India.
Honeywell successfully launched the Honeywell Smart Building Score in India in June 2015, a first-of-its-kind global tool to measure a building’s smartness. The tool was subsequently launched in six countries across the United States, China and the Middle East.
The Green asset group measures the environmentally sustainable components of a building. It includes a building’s use of energy sources, utility sources, temperature control, energy control, and utility control, all of which impact carbon emissions, a facility’s environmental footprint, and utility costs for the building occupant or user.
The Safe asset group measures the safeguards for the building, its occupants, users and owners. It includes people, vehicle and material security, fire safety, gas safety, worker safety, and disaster response systems.
The Productive asset group measures enhanced comfort and productivity for users and owners. It includes technologies that help boost productivity include indoor air and water quality sensors, people, vehicle and material circulation, personalization, connectivity, and energy quality.
In the 1st round of the Honeywell Smart Building Score Awards which was launched last year in India, Mumbai and Delhi International Airports were the joint winners. Airports and hotels had topped the index. Most buildings were found to score higher on greener aspects but safety was a neglected angle across all verticals. ITC Sonar Kolkata was judged the highest ranked building in the hospitality Vertical whereas Indian School of Business – Mohali Campus was the winner from the educational vertical. Two properties in from DLF Group was judged the best in their respective verticals – DLF Magnolias in residential vertical and DLF Cyber Terraces among multi-tenant offices, both located in Gurgaon.
Honeywell is uniquely positioned with the broadest technology solutions portfolio that serve buildings to support India’s 100 Smart Cities vision, and is already working on several significant projects, including Bhubaneshwar in Odisha, Aurangabad in Maharashtra, Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, and an 11-city project in a large central state. The official portal of Honeywell Smart Building Score is available at http://smartbuildings.honeywell.com/hsbs_home