Honeywell Selected by the Textile Museum of Canada to Help Improve Indoor Air Quality

    Museum using high-efficiency air filters and UV-C light to support its efforts to enhance the visitor experience 

    TORONTO, November 4, 2021 — Textile Museum of Canada (the Museum), the only museum in Canada dedicated to exploring the human experience through textiles, is working with Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) to create a healthier museum environment by installing new technologies to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of its space. The Museum selected Honeywell to deploy a custom solution featuring high-efficiency filters (MERV-13) and ultraviolet (UV-C) lights installed in the building’s HVAC equipment. 

    Located in downtown Toronto, the Museum delivers programs and exhibitions dedicated to textile arts from local, national and international contemporary artists. The space includes exhibition areas, a learning and makerspace where visitors can buy donated fabric, and a gift shop. Honeywell has been providing mechanical and automation services to the museum for more than 10 years. 

    The solutions were selected to not only help create a healthier museum environment but also to help preserve the Museum’s collection. A benefit of installing the technology within the building’s HVAC equipment means the Museum can avoid damage to the collection caused by increased light exposure. 

    “We’re committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors,” said Emma Quin, Director and CEO, Textile Museum of Canada. “In addition to the other health and safety policies we have implemented, these new air quality solutions will help the public feel confident and secure when they visit the Museum.” 

    Along with the health protocols implemented and aligned with local recommendations, such as limited capacity on a timed-entry basis, face covering requirements, and in accordance with the province’s vaccine certificate policy, requiring all visitors aged 12 and older to show proof of vaccination along with valid ID, the improvements to the Museum’s IAQ will help provide visitors and employees of the Textile Museum of Canada with the comfort of knowing they are in a healthier environment. 

    “We’re excited to continue our work with the Textile Museum of Canada to help create a custom solution to improve the air quality of their space and support the return to in-person operations,” said Laura Laltrello, vice president and general manager, Services - Honeywell Building Technologies.  

    Honeywell's Healthy Buildings solutions which integrate air quality, safety, and security technologies along with advanced analytics to help building owners improve the health of their building environments, operate more cleanly and safely, comply with new guidelines, and help reassure occupants. Honeywell’s advanced indoor air quality portfolio can help improve occupant well-being, meet energy efficiency goals, and importantly, change the way that occupants experience a building. 

    About the Textile Museum of Canada 

    The Textile Museum of Canada aims to inspire understanding of the human experience through textiles. They are the only museum in Canada delivering programs and exhibitions dedicated solely to textile arts. The Museum ignites creativity, inspires wonder, and sparks conversation through the stories held within their global collection of textiles and active engagement with contemporary art practices. For more information, visit: textilemuseum.ca, @textilemuseumofcanada, and #TextileMuseumOfCanada, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

    About Honeywell Building Technologies 

    Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is transforming the way every building operates to help improve the quality of life. We are a leading building controls company with operations in more than 75 countries supported by a global channel partner network. Commercial building owners and operators use our hardware, software and analytics to help create safe, efficient and productive facilities. Our solutions and services are used in more than 10 million buildings worldwide. 

    Honeywell (www.honeywell.com/us/en) 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. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/us/en/news

    Megan McGovern

    Honeywell Building Technologies