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Energy-Efficient Buildings Save $1 Million For N.J. School District

Hillsborough High School

Honeywell Building Solution is leading an energy savings improvement program for New Jersey-based Hillsborough Township Public Schools to help boost energy efficiency, reliability and comfort in the district’s facilities. When complete, the upgrades are expected to reduce the school district’s annual operating costs by approximately $1 million, while promoting a better learning environment for students and faculty.

The district will fund the program with a $1.7-million rebate available through “Pay for Performance,” a component of New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program that provides incentives for implementing whole-building energy improvements, along with a $15-million energy performance contract with Honeywell. The performance contract enables Hillsborough Township school district to address certain building infrastructure needs using the annual energy cost savings that result from the improvements. The savings are guaranteed by Honeywell, which allows the school district to tackle the work without additional capital funds or taxpayer dollars.

“It’s a challenge for school districts like ours to budget for facility needs,” said Dr. Jorden Schiff, superintendent of Hillsborough Township Public Schools. “We want our resources directed to students, but realize the physical space is extremely important. With this program we don’t have to choose between student-focused initiatives and more modern buildings.”

Read the press release for more information.


Honeywell Promotes STEM In Indonesian Schools

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Honeywell is helping more than 1,200 students in Indonesia learn about science and technology through a partnership with local schools in Batam and Bintan in Riau Islands province.

Under the Honeywell Science kits program, four schools will receive science kits supporting the national curriculum. These comprehensive tools will allow students to experience science and technology concepts in an innovative way. 12 teachers will be trained with hands-on teaching techniques, enabling them to better engage their students in the classroom. In addition to that, 12 engineers from local Honeywell facility are volunteering to promote science and technology careers at these local schools.

The program is part of Honeywell’s ongoing commitment to promote science and technology education in Indonesia which includes sponsoring middle school math and science teachers to attend its international programs such as Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy and Green Boot Camp to learn advanced teaching techniques. This new science kits program is sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s global citizenship initiative.

For more information, read the press release


Honeywell’s Tuxedo Touch Gets Voice Commands

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The home of the future took another step forward with Honeywell’s announcement of voice command capabilities for Tuxedo Touch, its touchscreen security and home automation controller that can serve as the hub of a connected home or business. With this new technology, homeowners can use voice commands such as “leaving the house” to perform a range of tasks including arming their security systems, adjusting their thermostats, turning their lights off and locking their doors.

“Security today is just as much about the user experience as it is about keeping homes and businesses safe, and adding voice command capabilities to Tuxedo Touch is the latest illustration of that trend,” explained Alan Stoddard, senior marketing director, Honeywell Security Products Americas.

In addition to the voice capabilities, Honeywell announced several other enhancements to Tuxedo Touch, including:

  • The ability to record video captured by security cameras
  • Remote-upgradeable software that can be updated without having to schedule on-site service
  • Support for higher-resolution cameras

For more information, read the press release.


Honeywell’s UOP Technology To Clean Offshore Natural Gas In The UK


Honeywell’s UOP was selected by BW Offshore, leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, to remove contaminants from natural gas aboard a new Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) vessel off the coast of Scotland.

The vessel will include a UOP SeparexTM Membrane System to remove carbon dioxide. UOP Separex technology upgrades natural gas streams by removing carbon dioxide and water vapor –  contaminants that must be removed to meet the quality standards specified by pipeline transmission and distribution companies as well as natural gas end users. Separex membranes eliminate the need for solvents, which could spill and damage the marine ecosystem.

UOP guard bed adsorbents will also be used to remove mercury and hydrogen sulfide, which must be removed to meet export and end-user specifications and protect downstream equipment. UOP guard bed adsorbents allow trace amounts of sulfur or mercury to be removed. They provide reliable protection for downstream equipment and consistently meet pipeline gas specifications, with no moving parts and no operator intervention.

“UOP is continually innovating to create lightweight, compact, chemical-free equipment that is ideal for the complex offshore gas environment,” said Rebecca Liebert, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Gas Processing and Hydrogen business unit. “By integrating UOP Separex membrane technology and guard bed adsorbents into a single system, we are able to create a solution that improves gas processing efficiency while reducing operating costs for FPSO operators.”

For more information, read the press release.


Honeywell Propels Embraer Legacy 500 Into Service

A number of Honeywell Aerospace products contributed to the certification of Embraer’s newest midsize jet, the Legacy 500, offering a new level of comfort and reliability in business aviation.

Honeywell provides the turbofan engines, auxiliary power unit (APU), Ovation Select Cabin Management System, cabin pressure control system and air conditioning system for Embraer’s latest midsize jet. Aligned with Embraer’s vision, Honeywell’s technologies on the Legacy 500 are designed for the highest standards of customer comfort and come complete with the most advanced cabin and propulsion technologies.

The Legacy 500’s excellent cabin connectivity and in-flight entertainment help support productivity and enable passengers to control cabin temperature and televisions.

Learn more about Honeywell systems for the Legacy 500 in the press release or read more on our Follow the Aero blog.


Investor’s Business Daily Spotlights Honeywell’s Transformation Under Cote


The story of Honeywell’s transformation by Chairman and CEO Dave Cote was recently featured in Investor’s Business Daily (IBD). The article in IBD profiles Cote’s humble beginnings –  growing up in Suncook, N.H. and working for his father’s service station – to his leadership role as CEO of Honeywell, where he merged together three disparate cultures and implemented internal processes like the Honeywell Operating System (HOS) to create the $39 billion company it is today.

The article also highlights the bright future ahead for Honeywell, including more than $40 billion expected revenue in 2014 generated by its three business segments – Automation & Control Solutions, Aerospace, and Performance Materials & Technologies – and expansion in high growth regions, with 55% of revenue now coming from outside the United States.

Investor's Business Daily is designed to help ambitious individuals focus on the most relevant information and make better decisions about their businesses, careers and investments. The publication seeks to be visionary and helps readers learn how to identify successful companies before they're common knowledge.

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