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Honeywell, Syracuse University to Develop Air Quality Tech

Honeywell has formed a research partnership with Syracuse University to fund research on emerging indoor air quality technologies.


honeywellThe partnership will include the naming of a Honeywell Indoor Air Quality Laboratory at Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science which will be used by researchers to help create healthier and safer building environments.


“Indoor air quality isn’t a buzzword – it’s a critical factor in creating safer, healthier building environments,” said Manish Sharma, Vice President and Chief Technology and Product Officer, Honeywell Building Technologies. “Our work with Syracuse will measure the performance of a variety of emerging indoor air quality technologies to not only improve occupant productivity and well-being but also help building owners understand the best solutions for different building environments and situations. In the long term, this will help them to better attract occupants, manage energy efficiency and improve their real estate value.”


“This is a fantastic partnership, and we’re excited to work with Honeywell on indoor air quality research that benefits people all over the world,” said J. Cole Smith, dean of, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University. “Professors Jensen Zhang and Bing Dong have been at the forefront of indoor air quality research and the Honeywell Indoor Air Quality Lab at Link Hall will enhance our world-class research abilities.”


“When private industry and academia team up, we can create meaningful change. This collaboration will help identify potential solutions to further improve indoor air quality and create healthier building environments to enhance the occupant experience,” said Suresh Venkatarayalu, Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell.


The Honeywell Indoor Air Quality Lab at Syracuse University will be used to solve several research objectives to determine the impact of air quality on human productivity and creativity.


Faculty will use the lab to conduct direct, side-by-side comparisons of next-generation indoor air quality improvement technologies and advanced building systems, in a controlled practical building environment, to provide a comparative analysis of the technologies based on key IAQ parameters measured by sensors and through AI-driven HVAC controls. The research will include characterizing and evaluating IAQ sensors. The research will help to building owners and operators better determine the right technologies to meet specific building conditions and goals.


Additionally, the research will develop artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms for dynamic ventilation management.


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