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Honeywell Introduces Attune Advisory Services, Connects Cloud Computing and Facility Know-How to Cut Energy and Operating Costs

Friday, May 18, 2012 12:10 AM

-- Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service Technology Provides Easy Access to Sophisticated Monitoring

and Analysis, and Honeywell Specialists

-- Recommended Building Improvements Delivered by Skilled Technicians

-- Online and Onsite Expertise Combine to Trim Facility Expenses Up to 20 Percent

SHANGHAI, May 18, 2012/PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Honeywell( http://www.honeywell.com.cn ) (NYSE: HON) today introduced its new Attune(TM) Advisory Services( http://www.attune.honeywell.com ), a suite of professional services that combines cloud-based tools and analytics with a global network of operations centers, and energy and facility experts to provide enhancements that can reduce utility bills and operating expenses up to 20 percent.

Attune Advisory Services help building owners wherever they are on the energy- and operational-efficiency spectrum, providing technology and support to gain baseline awareness of building performance, make improvements to reduce energy and operations costs, and define an ongoing strategy to manage and optimize a facility.

"The performance of building systems and equipment can degrade by as much as 5 percent every year, which translates to energy and operating costs that continually escalate,” said Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions. “Companies are starting to realize the significant impact this can have, as well as the opportunity it presents for bottom-line savings. With Attune, we're providing the ease and convenience of cloud-based technology with expert advice and actionable guidance so companies can capture and maintain those savings.”

Facility managers are under increased pressure to go beyond simply monitoring building systems and providing base-level comfort. They are being asked to translate facility information into actions that deliver energy, operational and environmental outcomes. However, many don’t have the resources to assess building performance, identify opportunities to upgrade infrastructure and operations, or prioritize retrofits.

In fact, according to the International Energy Association (IEA), buildings account for nearly 40 percent of energy used in most countries. The IEA says the potential for savings is significant and can often be achieved at low or no costs. However, many barriers work against energy efficiency in buildings, including lack of useful information.

“We've gone to great lengths to reduce energy costs while keeping occupants safe and comfortable,” said Tom Damsell, technical services supervisor for Brookfield Office Properties, which owns and manages One Liberty Plaza( http://brookfieldofficeproperties.com/us/new-york/one-liberty-plaza ) in lower Manhattan. “Working with Honeywell, we’ve already cut annual electricity use at One Liberty Plaza by approximately 7 percent.


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