Honeywell Technology Highlighted as China Looks to Address Pollution Challenge
April 29, 2014
Photo credit: SOHO China
An article published in Fortune Magazine’s April 28, 2014 issue named Honeywell’s technology used in a SOHO China building in Beijing as a solution that is helping China to address its unprecedented air pollution challenges. According to the article, last year Beijing's air on average was almost 10 times more polluted than levels considered safe, and currently, according to the World Bank, sixteen of the world's 20 most polluted cities are located in China.
With government committed to addressing the problem, private-sector businesses have the opportunity to support these efforts by helping in the clean-up and by developing new technology to address the health and safety needs of residents. In the Galaxy Soho in Beijing, which opened in 2012, cutting-edge air purification technology from Honeywell and MayAir are helping to reduce interior pollution and maintain it to a tenth of outdoor levels.
Honeywell continues to introduce “smart city” options in China that offer improved efficiency, safety and comfort as the urban population continues to expand rapidly. For SOHO China’s Wangjing SOHO project, scheduled to open in 2014, Honeywell has signed an $8.3 million contract to provide intelligent building solutions.