Honeywell, SAP launch connected buildings solution

AdobeStock 206930101Honeywell has announced the launch of a cloud-based solution that streamlines and combines operational and business data for building owners and managers to support better decision-making drive greater efficiencies and reach sustainability goals

The new solution, Honeywell Forge Real Estate Operations, extends the capabilities of Honeywell Forge enterprise performance management software and was jointly developed with SAP on the SAP Business Technology Platform.

Honeywell Forge Real Estate Operations is an out-of-the-box cloud-based analytics application. The SaaS solution aggregates the financial, employee and real estate data of SAP with Honeywell’s buildings data, IoT sensor data and building management system insights. Real estate portfolio owners, managers and operators can use actionable insights from the software to help optimise their real estate performance across multiple dimensions of building performance. The data is delivered to users in a simple, easy-to-digest scorecard

Energy efficient solutions in the building space have helped reduce per capita electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia and UAE. Advanced technologies are still required to reduce overall consumption and carbon emissions to meet the governments’ green initiatives and sustainability goals. For example, in Saudi Arabia electricity consumption within commercial buildings accounts for 16% of total electricity consumption. 

The UAE in the last two decades has led the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region in promoting energy efficiency and sustainability, especially in the building sector, with the Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates GBC) promoting green buildings. The country also has the majority of sustainable building projects in the GCC region, with 70% of LEED-rated buildings. 

George Bou Mitri, president and general manager, Honeywell Building Technologies, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, commented, “Until today, real estate portfolio managers have only had access to a fragmented set of disconnected data about their buildings, which has resulted in significant inefficiencies. Honeywell’s partnership with SAP has led to a solution that unifies IT data, OT data and occupant information, providing customers in the region with new visibility into the performance of their real estate portfolios.”

Matthias Grimm, vice president, head of Global Real Estate and Facilities at SAP, said, “We have provided feedback on the Honeywell Forge Real Estate Operations product throughout its development and believe it has significant potential to help Real Estate organisations improve portfolio performance across multiple dimensions. In addition, we are piloting Honeywell Forge as part of the planning process for our own internal real estate transformation.”

Honeywell Forge Real Estate Operations complements Honeywell’s large and growing set of software offerings for building owners and managers. With this new capability, Honeywell offers a more seamless experience for occupants and further enhances the experience of the connected building for visitors, guests and staff. The new functionality adds to Honeywell’s portfolio of native edge-to-cloud, data-driven architecture with user-friendly mobile interfaces designed to further digitally transform operations.

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