A survey of more than 1,000 building owners across China using the Honeywell Smart Building Score™ shows that building managers need to take steps to improve energy efficiency as part of a country-wide trend towards greener and more connected facilities.
The survey marks the debut of the Honeywell Smart Building Score in China, a first-of-its-kind global tool that evaluates buildings based on their use of technologies that make buildings green, safe, and productive – three key aspects of smart buildings. Buildings are scored on a scale up to 100. In China, the “smartness” of buildings is high, with an average score of 82.
Among the key findings of the survey:
• Compliance requirements drive high standards of safety and security in buildings, with an average score of 86 for that indicator.
• The “greenness” of buildings in China scores the lowest among the three indicators, at an average of 74.
• The attention paid to user experience and the application of connectivity technologies will contribute to the building efficiency and productivity.
• Smartness is related to population density. Buildings with higher population density require higher efficiency of management and better security.
• City complex facilities perform slightly better than non-city complex, with high potential for further improvement in smartness.
• China’s airports are leading the way with smart building technologies compared with other building verticals.
• Across the five regions, buildings in South and North China earn the highest scores, especially when it comes to safety.