Honeywell has launched a new program that allows building owners and operators to monitor and improve air quality. The program is supported by assessments and certification systems from third-party organizations.
Healthy Building Service program
The program allows owners of large buildings – such as office buildings – to gain more insight into the indoor environment of the building. The indoor environment includes air quality, but also lighting and thermal conditions. Air quality can affect well-being and productivity.
“The importance of improving indoor air quality won’t go away as the pandemic subsides”, said Manish Sharma, vice president and general manager of Sustainable Buildings at Honeywell.
WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
Users can receive ratings from external organizations, after which they can take action to optimize indoor quality. So-called Honeywell’s WELL-Accredited Professionals (WELL APs) evaluate more than 500 factors as part of a building’s ‘WELL standard’. It then recommends ‘WELL strategies’ to help building owners achieve WELL certification from the international WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
“Honeywell’s designation as a WELL Enterprise Provider allows it to work closely and more efficiently with IWBI to deliver the many benefits of WELL strategies across real estate portfolios and entire organizations, further helping to improve and enhance people’s well-being at scale“, said Rachel Hodgdon, president and CEO of IWBI.
Supports ‘Clean Air in Buildings Checklist’
The Healthy Building Services program supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air in Buildings Checklist, which recommends steps to improve indoor air quality.