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MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2013 &emdash;Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced an applicationprogramming interface (API) program that enables development partners to build applicationsoftware that interfaces with numerous Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats including the colorcustomizableWi-Fi Smart Thermostat. Honeywell is initially partnering with Akuacom, Opower,Control4, and Lutron on the API offering. The new Comfort Control API will allow additionaldevelopment partners to offer creative, innovative experiences, value-add services and customapplications that integrate with Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats.For homeowners, the Comfort Control API means their Wi-Fi enabled Honeywellthermostats will integrate seamlessly with products and services from like-minded companiesstriving to give people control over their home's energy efficiency via smartphone, tablet orcomputer.The Comfort Control API is an effort by Honeywell to accelerate energy efficiency,innovation, and expand the seamless integration of products and services. "Honeywell subscribes tothe belief that peoples' lives are made easier &emdash; and better &emdash; if devices and products talk to eachother," said Tony Uttley, general manager home comfort and energy systems at Honeywell. "Withthe Comfort Control API, our thermostats will communicate with other apps and devices, whichgives consumers a greater experience of convenience, control, an energy management within theirhome.""We are excited to take this next step in our partnership," said Alex Kinnier, senior vice president ofproduct management for Opower, which provides tools, information, and incentives that consumers need tomake smarter decisions about their energy usage. "Opower's focus is on expanding the suite of tools ourutility partners can use to support their energy efficiency, demand response and customer engagementobjectives. We're looking forward to the release of additional services on this platform across the comingyear."Honeywell is in beta testing program with the following companies:&emdash; Akuacom, a Honeywell company and pioneer of Open Automated Demand Response(OpenADR), is the leading SaaS for connecting energy providers to their residential,commercial and industrial customers. The Akuacom platform uses the Comfort Control APIand links to the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort app to alert homeowners whentemperatures are briefly adjusted to trim electricity consumption. Consumers agree to thesechanges in advance and receive incentives from their utility for helping stabilize theelectrical grid on the hottest, most energy-intense days of the year.&emdash; Opower is the world's leading provider of customer engagement solutions for the utilityindustry. Deployed by 85 utility partners to more than 18 million consumers across sevencountries. Opower's engagement platform, Opower 4, will use the Comfort Control API tointegrate Honeywell's suite of WiFi connected thermostats into utility programs that drivemeasurable energy efficiency, demand response and customer engagement.&emdash; Lighting control leader Lutron Electronics provides homeowners with simple energysaving solutions including dimmers for any type of light bulb, occupancy sensors that ensurelights are never left on in unoccupied rooms, and motorized window treatments that helpkeep HVAC costs in check through every season. By utilizing the Honeywell ComfortControl API, Lutron will provide homeowners with enhanced control of their homeenvironment, including lights, shades, and heating and cooling systems.&emdash; Control4 a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, unlocks thepotential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes morecomfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. By utilizing the HoneywellComfort Control API, Control4 is poised to extend the interoperability and integration withHoneywell thermostats via the simplicity of the Control4 platform. Once integrated,Control4 customers will be able to control and monitor their Honeywell thermostats usingtheir Control4 remotes or touch panels, as well as their smartphones, tablets or computers."With Akuacom, we've been helping utilities connect with their customers to manageenergy use for decades," said Jeremy Eaton, vice president and general manager for HoneywellSmart Grid Solutions. "The key to these efforts is using innovative technology to help utilities offercomfort, convenience and control to their customers. The API creates a tighter bond between ourutility and consumer technology, which ultimately means greater savings.""Collaborating with a trusted brand like Honeywell on the cloud API program giveshomeowners yet another way to live an energy-efficient lifestyle," said Rob Weinberg, senior vicepresidentof Lutron's residential business. " We're looking forward to offering homeowners evenmore options for integrating energy-saving temperature control into their Lutron lighting and shadecontrol systems."Honeywell's Total Connect Comfort API is available to software developers, productintegrators and retailers interested in integrating with Honeywell's proven technology. Prospectivepartners of Honeywell's API program can visit for more information.About HoneywellHoneywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturingleader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies forbuildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in MorrisTownship, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago StockExchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Allstatements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect,project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. 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