Technology has transformed the way we live, work, and play today. The revolution that started with digital computing has now expanded to automation, cloud, and IoT (Internet of Things) that have changed our homes, workplaces, and everywhere we go every day.
Our phones, laptops, and cars have become smarter, so have our buildings. People spend 80 to 90 percent of their lives in buildings, making buildings an integral part of their ecosystem. With the advent of new technologies, the role buildings play is being redefined from a static environment to a more dynamic and interactive space that impacts the lifestyles, well-being, and productivity of their occupants.
So how do we determine the smartness of a building?
In 2015, Honeywell launched the Honeywell Smart Building Score™ in India, a first-of- its-kind global tool to measure a building’s smartness. The self-assessment tool assesses 15 technology asset groups in a building that make it green, safe, and productive, based on the building assets’ overall capability, coverage, and uptime.
HSBS™ has direct and immediate benefits for the industry, building owners, and managers because it provides vertical-specific and building-specific analytics to help drive targeted interventions.
To recognize India’s smartest buildings, Honeywell launched the Honeywell Smart Building Awards (HSBA) in 2015. Applications for this year’s Honeywell Smart Buildings Awards with Network18 group and KPMG (process evaluators and validators) are being accepted.
To apply, click here. On successful submission of the application, the facility manager of the building will receive an email with a link to an online survey. The survey takes no more than 20 minutes to fill.
Categories for this year include airports, educational institutions, social and community spaces (heritage buildings, museums, sports complex, metros, bus terminals, courts, prisons, passport/post offices, police stations, government buildings), hospitals, hotels, private offices, residential buildings, retail spaces, and industrial buildings.
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. Click here to know more about the awards.