Honeywell, a global leader in Connected Buildings, has announced Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport as India’s smartest building at the Network 18 and Honeywell Smart Building Awards for 2017.
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Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (independent charge) in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, was Honeywell’s Chief Guest at the function. He said, “I congratulate Network 18 and Honeywell for recognising buildings that have done outstanding work in the smart building space”. He added, “I hope these awards will generate awareness about smart buildings. Smart buildings should be the norm, not an exception.”
The IGI airport received the awards for being the Smartest Airport Building and for the Greenest, the Safest and the Most Productive Building in India. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport also shared the awards for being the Smartest Airport Building, and as the Greenest and the Most Productive Building in India. The Infosys Software Development Building 11 shared the award for being the country’s Safest Building and also for the Smartest Single Occupant Private Office Building in India.
“We are fulfilling India’s long-term sustainability and urban development goals, and will continue to do so in line with the 100 Smart Cities Mission,” said Vikas Chadha, President, Honeywell India. “We are encouraged by the increased interest and participation from the commercial building and facility management community. The awards strengthen our commitment to making buildings green, safe and productive.”
Applicants were evaluated using the Honeywell Smart Building ScoreTM, a first-of-its-kind global tool to measure building smartness. Twelve other buildings were also named smartest in their respective market segments, including Ginger Hotel (Andheri, Mumbai) for Smartest 4 Star Hotel, ITC Maurya (New Delhi) for Smartest 5 Star Hotel, Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi) and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai) for Smartest Large Airports, among others