Honeywell Launches First Cloud-Based ML Solution to Address Energy Sustainability

IoT Evolution World | February 28, 2020

Honeywell Launches First Cloud-Based ML Solution to Address Energy Sustainability
  • Honeywell launched its Forge Energy Optimization, a cloud-based, closed-loop, machine learning solution to fight rising global energy consumption.

  • During a pilot at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization demonstrated an initial 10% energy savings.

  • Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization autonomously and continually optimizes a building’s internal set points across hundreds of assets every 15 minutes.


Machine learning autonomously regulates building energy settings to deliver up to double-digit energy savings and a seamless occupant experience


With the beginning of Industrialization, a new age of opportunities began. We started to produce more and more products than at any point before in human history. We discovered electricity and harvested nature resources to help us improve our cities and production facilities. But as everything in life the advancement came with a cost. The rapid improvements in the fields of mass production and technical advancements took its toll on the environment as well as life on earth.


More production means more energy consumption. More energy consumption means…?


It means more demand for resources, which in turn leads to more waste. Give it a thought. What if it continues… You will definitely freak out thinking of its result.


But it’s not too late to escape the vicious circle and ensure that our technical advancements do not turn against us.


Honeywell declared the launch of Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization, a cloud-based, closed-loop, machine learning solution that continuously studies a building’s energy consumption patterns and automatically adjusts to optimal energy saving settings without compromising occupant comfort levels.


The company states that it is the first, autonomous building solution focused on decreasing energy consumption, may deliver double-digit energy savings, decrease a building’s carbon footprint, and can be implemented without significant upfront capital expenses or modifications to a building’s current operational processes.


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Machine learning autonomously regulates building energy settings to deliver up to double-digit energy savings and a seamless occupant experience


During a pilot at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization demonstrated an initial 10 percent energy savings. HBMSU is the first accredited smart university in the UAE and is known for its technology and innovation programs.


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Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization was applied to HBMSU's existing building management system, which uses competitor technology to demonstrate the platform's open architecture and hardware-agnostic capabilities. The additional energy savings are especially significant because HBMSU is regarded as a highly smart, energy-efficient building with fully connected lighting, cooling, building management, power, and efficiency control that is optimized based on real-time occupancy. The pilot also uncovered local control issues with the chiller plant and fresh air handling unit that were not adjusting to set points.


Following the pilot, HBMSU selected Honeywell as its preferred technology provider for energy optimization. The collaboration will leverage Honeywell Forge as the IoT platform to expand cutting-edge technology adoption such as advanced Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and data analytics across the University’s campus.


As a smart university, we look to deploy the latest technology across our campus and ensure our buildings are efficient. We were pleasantly surprised by the results we saw from Honeywell Forge and its ability to drive further energy savings beyond our achievable optimization with the techniques we have. Our further partnership with Honeywell will help to support the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) modeling for building automation and provide our students with first-hand applications of how AI and machine learning (ML) will drive operational efficiencies in buildings. Our goal is to collaborate with leading organizations like Honeywell that support our vision of educating the innovators of tomorrow.

Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University.


The platform will provide greater visibility into its building portfolio performance, lifecycle predictability, and extension. HBMSU will also benefit from early testing and rollout of new Honeywell IoT technologies, including enhancing the curriculum and learning experience of its students with the technology, furthering its goal of driving innovation in the region.


Achieving Energy Savings Beyond Standard Techniques


Energy consumption in commercial buildings is a significant issue because these buildings account for more than 36 percent of global final energy consumption and nearly 40 percent of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions. Additionally, HVAC often presents the largest opportunity for energy savings in a commercial building.


Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization autonomously and continually optimizes a building’s internal set points across hundreds of assets every 15 minutes to evaluate whether a building’s HVAC system is running at peak efficiency.


When Honeywell’s solution finds a need adjust, it analyzes factors such as time of day, weather, occupancy levels, and dozens of other data points to determine the optimal settings per building and makes calculated decisions 96 times per 24-hour period for every building in a portfolio, 365 days a year across the system of assets. Repeated results have shown double-digit reductions of HVAC-related consumption while not impacting customer comfort.


Buildings aren’t static steel and concrete – they’re dynamic ecosystems and their energy needs fluctuate based on ever-changing variables like weather and occupancy. With Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization, we’re evolving building operations far beyond what would be possible even with a robust team of engineers and the rules they code in their building management system. By employing the latest self-learning algorithms coupled with autonomous control, we can help building portfolio owners fine-tune their energy expenditures to drive efficiencies and create more sustainable practices for our customers.

David Trice, Vice President, and General Manager, Honeywell Connected Buildings.


Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization is simple for building portfolio owners to deploy with plug-and-play capabilities. No changes to business mechanics are needed, and there’s no need to rip and replace systems to add Energy Optimization to a building.


About Honeywell

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.

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