- Annual award encourages building owners to improve building scores to achieve India’s ‘100 Smart Cities’ vision
NEW DELHI, India, Dec. 7, 2017 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a global leader in Connected Buildings, today announced Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport as India’s smartest building, at the Network 18 and Honeywell Smart Building Awards for 2017.
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, minister of state (independent charge) in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, was Honeywell’s chief guest at the function. “I congratulate Network 18 and Honeywell for recognizing buildings that have done outstanding work in the smart building space,” said Puri. “I hope these awards will generate awareness about smart buildings. Smart buildings should be the norm, not an exception.”
IGI Airport has consistently improved upon its commitment to be India’s smartest building, winning this same award for three consecutive years. The airport also captured the awards for being the Smartest Airport Building, and as the Greenest, the Safest, and the Most Productive Building in India. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport shared the awards for being the Smartest Airport Building, and as the Greenest, and the Most Productive Building in India. The Infosys Software Development Building 11 shared the award for being the country’s Safest Building and also the award for the Smartest Single Occupant Private Office Building in India.
“We are fulfilling India’s long-term sustainability and urban development goals, and will continue to do so in line with the 100 Smart Cities Mission,” said Vikas Chadha, president, Honeywell India. “We are encouraged by the increased interest and participation from the commercial building and facility management community. The awards strengthen our commitment to making buildings green, safe, and productive.”
Twelve other buildings were named smartest in their respective market segments. Applicants were evaluated using the Honeywell Smart Building ScoreTM, a first-of-its-kind global tool to measure building smartness.
“Smart buildings are the fundamental building blocks of smart cities,” said Karl Mahoney, vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific, Honeywell Building Solutions. “For us at Honeywell, a smart building is one that is connected, safe, comfortable, energy efficient and, ultimately, helps improve the quality of life for its occupants and users. We are very pleased to recognize every participant for their continued investment in smart building solutions.”
The national winners across the 13 building verticals were:
- Smartest Building: Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi)
- Smartest 4 Star Hotel: Ginger Hotel (Andheri, Mumbai)
- Smartest 5 Star Hotel: ITC Maurya (New Delhi)
- Smartest Large Airports: Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi) and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai)
- Smartest Mid-Sized Airport: New Integrated Terminal Chandigarh Airport (Mohali)
- Smartest Luxury Residential Building: Omkar 1973 (Worli, Mumbai)
- Smartest Residential Building: Amanora Aspire (Pune)
- Smartest Educational Building: Indian School of Business (Hyderabad)
- Smartest Hospital Building: Apollo Hospitals International Limited (Ahemadabad)
- Smartest Industrial Building: Havells India Limited Building No. 1 (Faridabad)
- Smartest Retail Building: DLF Mall of India (Noida)
- Smartest Multi-Tenant Private Offices: DLF Infinity and DLF Building No. 10 (Gurgaon)
- Smartest Single Occupant Private Office: Infosys Software Development Building 11 (Pune)
- Smartest Social and Community Space Building: Software Technology Parks of India – Incubation and Data Centre (Mohali)
Beyond honoring buildings that excel, the Honeywell Smart Building Score also helps increase efficiency in buildings with low scores by pinpointing the solutions that will drive optimal return on investment, making them greener, safer, and more productive.
For example, managers of buildings low in the green scoring can examine solutions to help with energy efficiency. Buildings low on the safety scoring can be improved with solutions that address the building’s unique security requirements, whether it’s a single-story building or a sprawling commercial campus. The Honeywell Smart Building Score can similarly point out specific productivity gaps. As important as uninterrupted connectivity is to building occupants, indoor air and water quality are also a priority. Knowing which technology asset group has a low score can provide insight for facility managers to improve both building and people productivity.
Honeywell Smart Building Score: History and Criteria
Honeywell launched the Honeywell Smart Building Score in India in 2015. This self-assessment tool evaluates 15 technology asset groups in a building that make it green, safe, and productive based on the building assets’ overall capability, coverage of the facility, and uptime. Honeywell subsequently launched the tool in the United States, China and the Middle East. Among the tool’s measures:
- 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, including indoor air and water quality sensors, people, vehicle and material circulation, personalization, connectivity, and energy quality.
The Honeywell Smart Building Awards are the definitive award that India’s smartest buildings aspire to achieve, attracting applications from across the country.
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