Honeywell has introduced several new services to provide customers with the resources and tools to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The offerings, which include training, education, and on-site staffing, add to the company’s portfolio of energy and environmental services designed to help schools, universities, municipalities, and other organizations meet their sustainability goals while making smart financial decisions.
Through sustainability training and awareness, Honeywell will help customers keep their staff, including facility personnel, up to date on environmental initiatives and conservation methods. The training, customized for each group, highlights the ecological impact of sustainability programs and aims to make employees part of the effort to reduce energy consumption and emissions.
Honeywell also will provide the tools and support to help communicate internal efforts and results to external audiences—online, in print, and in person. As a result, organizations are better equipped to build awareness among key stakeholders and surrounding communities and keep these audiences abreast of goals, progress, and overall climate impact.
“The road to sustainability is relatively new and many organizations don’t have the expertise or resources to plot the most direct, efficient route,” Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions, said. “Backed by decades of energy leadership, our sustainability services cover the points that affect environmental initiatives, leaving organizations confident that they’re taking the proper steps to meet their sustainability targets.”
Another new offering is sustainability education, which helps K-12 schools, colleges, and universities develop curriculum for teaching green concepts. The service provides a guide for teaching sustainability, from leveraging renewable energy to calculating carbon footprints. Organizations will learn how to use their buildings as teaching tools so students can see the impact of energy efficiency and conservation measures first hand.
To increase the effectiveness of the sustainability training, awareness, and education services, Honeywell uses Windows on the World (WOW), a sustainability management and information system from Powersmiths International Corp. WOW augments sustainability efforts, including outreach and education, carbon emissions reporting, as well as continuous commissioning and performance validation of building systems. It collects an organization’s usage data from electricity, gas, and water meters, and presents real-time information—consumption, emissions, etc.—in a single, easy-to-read view. WOW also includes a kiosk and Web interface, which makes it easy to share data internally and externally.
In addition to training, awareness and education services, Honeywell offers sustainability director staffing. Many organizations have made extensive environmental commitments and are seeking a dedicated resource to help meet those goals. Honeywell sustainability directors bring management and technical consulting expertise to serve as an on-site resource for developing strategies to reduce carbon emissions. Directors facilitate interaction and collaboration among departments within an organization and drive sustainability initiatives. This includes solutions planning, project execution, and measurement and verification.
“By turning to Honeywell to fill this position, organizations get an experienced resource with the right skill set to carry out their sustainability commitments,” Orzeske said.
The new sustainability services are part of a larger Honeywell suite of offerings, including energy retrofits and upgrades, renewable energy projects, performance contracting, and the Greenhouse Gas Inventory service, which measures and provides a comprehensive snapshot of an organization’s verifiable emissions. Combined, these offerings address many aspects that contribute to an organization’s sustainability.