To Develop Next-Gen Air Quality Technology: Honeywell Research Partnership


Recently, it has been announced by Honeywell that they established research on emerging indoor air quality technologies in partnership with Syracuse University to fund research. The Honeywell Indoor Air Quality Laboratory at Syracuse University’ will be used by researchers to help create healthier environments.

To a healthy building, air quality is necessary. The air quality can impact the health & productivity of residents, and also affect the energy efficiency and the value of the building. The presence of pollutants in the environment may cause harm to the quality of air. When the Indoor Air Quality is poor, the residents can experience productivity as well as health drops such as asthma. The indoor concentration of pollutants can be two to five times higher than outdoor.

“Indoor air quality is a critical factor for safer, healthier environments of buildings. The partnership of Honeywell with Syracuse University will measure the performance of a variety of indoor air quality which not only improves the resident productivity and health but it will also help the owners of buildings to understand the best possible solutions for the environment and situations of different buildings. In the long run, it will help them to choose better locations to attract occupants, manage energy efficiency and improve the value of the building.” – Manish Sharma, Vice President & Product Officer, Honeywell Building Technologies.

“The partnership between Honeywell and Syracuse University is fantastic and excited to work on indoor air quality research” said J. Cole Smith, dean of, College of Engineering and Computer Science of Syracuse University. “Jensen Zhang and Bing Dong are the Professors who have been at the forefront for the research and the Indoor Air Quality Lab of Honeywell at Link Hall will enhance the research abilities.”

“When the private industries like Honeywell and academics like Syracuse University teams up, then they can create a vast change. This partnership of these majors will help the world to identify potential solutions to improve the indoor air quality” said Suresh Venkatarayalu, Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell.

To solve the various research objectives the Honeywell Indoor Air Quality Lab at the Syracuse University will be used and determine the impact of air quality on human health, creativity, and productivity. The Professors will use the Honeywell lab to conduct comparisons of further generation indoor air quality for the improvement of technologies and advancement of buildings. This research of Honeywell and Syracuse University will include characterizing & evaluating IAQ sensors.

The Honeywell Indoor Air Quality research will also create the ML & AI algorithms for the management of dynamic ventilation. The purpose of these algorithms is to find new ventilation strategies that comply with ASHRAE 62.1 Indoor Air Quality standards, which will enhanced energy savings.


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