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USGBC and Honeywell collaborate on building sustainability

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Honeywell are working together to deepen facility sustainability by integrating USGBC’s new LEED Dynamic Plaque™, a near-real-time monitoring tool with integrated building automation technology from Honeywell to measure and provide performance feedback to help optimise operations.

The LEED Dynamic Plaque assesses facility performance in the categories of energy use, water consumption, waste output, occupant transportation and human experience, aggregating data to provide an overall performance score that reflects the LEED rating system. A number of stadiums and arenas, especially in the USA, have been built to LEED standards and Honeywell’s BMS solutions are in some high-profile stadiums, including Wembley Stadium, London (pictured: control room at Wembley).

The plaque is an appealing, easy-to understand display ideal for mounting in a prominent location so tenants and guests can view and better understand the building’s ongoing rating. It also features an app for anywhere access, helping further incentivise occupants to engage in actions that can positively impact sustainability. Scot Horst, chief product officer, USGBC, said:

Buildings are alive, always changing and evolving, and optimising technology and operations requires a solid handle on performance at any moment in time.

Honeywell’s track record of innovation and leadership complements our efforts with the LEED Dynamic Plaque, and will allow us to reach new heights in changing the way facilities and communities are designed and managed.

By integrating with Honeywell technology, the plaque automatically receives information from core building systems that contribute to a facility’s LEED performance score, in addition to input from occupant surveys and waste tracking information. The score updates as data feeds in and can raise awareness of likely issues — and potential fixes — that could affect operations.

The LEED Dynamic Plaque is geared specifically for buildings that have already achieved LEED certification.

John Rajchert, president, Honeywell Building Solutions, said:

Given our mutual focus on developing smart, intelligent buildings and improving the user experience through technology, working with USGBC is a natural pairing.

Together we’re helping transform the possibilities and expectations of facility performance and sustainability.