Honeywell unveils new building management system for small- to medium-sized businesses
Honeywell launched Honeywell Small and Medium Building Administrator powered by Honeywell Forge, an affordable and scalable building portfolio management system designed specifically for small- to medium-sized buildings.
More than 90% of the U.S. commercial building stock consists of properties under 50,000 square feet and most of these buildings lack a proper building management system (BMS) to manage energy usage.[ii] Unlike competitive products that are either traditional BMS solutions built for large-scale, complex buildings or simple heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control system designed for residential use, the Honeywell Small and Medium Building Administrator allows multi-site businesses the ability to drive smarter building operations and meet compliance requirements.
“Businesses that operate a portfolio of small- and medium-sized locations are facing greater challenges than ever and want to create a comfortable, safer and healthier environment for their employees and guests,” said Peter Fehl, president of Building Management Systems, Honeywell Building Technologies. “Managing costs is a significant factor for these businesses yet they currently lack the right resource to easily and centrally manage multiple building sites. With the Honeywell Small and Medium Building Administrator, these businesses can improve their operations and business continuity and drive better energy savings.”
Honeywell Small and Medium Building Administrator aggregates data from a wireless ecosystem of hardware, including: a color touchscreen thermostat, a Smart IO module and wireless sensors into a secure, cloud-based dashboard that provides insights on occupant comfort, operational productivity and portfolio management.
It can alert potential energy consumption issues, for example, it will identify a location that consumes a significant amount of energy or is not meeting the designated set point. The system features dashboards that display trends and can be access via PC or mobile device to allow users to optimize efficiencies and keep employees and guests comfortable, from anywhere.