The international rating recognises buildings that support the health, safety and well-being of their occupants
Honeywell has announced that its regional headquarters in Dubai, UAE, is its first office globally to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The rating recognises the holistic approach taken by Honeywell to support employee and occupant well-being, including creating a healthier indoor environment, as well as implementing health and wellness policies.
“We are proud to receive this WELL Health-Safety Rating by IWBI at our Dubai office, which demonstrates our commitment to providing our colleagues and visitors with a healthier environment where they can feel more comfortable and productive,” said Mohammed Mohaisen, president and CEO of Honeywell, Middle East and North Africa. “Securing this rating is the output of work and investment by our team to improve the quality of our office’s environment and is indicative of the types of investments we are seeing customers in the Middle East region and globally make to better meet the needs of today’s workforce.”
The 18,700 sq ft facility located in Emaar Business Park, Dubai, incorporates Honeywell’s latest building controls, fire and life safety, security, energy and carbon management and indoor air quality (IAQ) technologies – all of which gave the building an edge in the WELL Health-Safety Rating assessment. The company achieved the rating for its efforts to improve the building’s IAQ by reducing particulate exposure and managing mold and moisture levels, as well as water quality monitoring. Cleaning procedures and efforts to reduce contact with surface areas through frictionless access were also recognised.
Honeywell’s advanced and ready now Healthy Buildings portfolio can help improve occupant well-being, meet energy efficiency goals and, importantly, change the way occupants experience a building. Additionally, as a WELL Enterprise Provider, Honeywell delivers a comprehensive suite of WELL solutions at the enterprise scale to help improve quality of life inside buildings.
“Honeywell solutions go beyond providing operational efficiencies by also supporting the overall occupant experience,” said Phil Daniell, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Building Technologies, Middle East, Turkey and Africa. “This recognition is a great example of how our ready-now solutions can demonstrably help organisations across the region to prioritize and improve indoor environments and boost their building operations to achieve ESG targets and support broader national sustainability goals.”
“Honeywell’s leading efforts to earn the WELL Health-Safety Rating highlight the critical role that buildings, and those that own and operate them, can play in supporting people’s health, safety and well-being,” said Prateek Khanna, Chief Operating Officer, IWBI. “At IWBI, we are proud to celebrate this achievement with Honeywell as it leads the way in helping drive transformative action in the UAE and globally.”
“Congratulations to Honeywell for taking the necessary steps to prioritise the health and safety of its staff, visitors and stakeholders,” said Tekha Selim, vice president and head of MENA region, IWBI. “From cleaning and sanitisation to emergency preparedness and air and water quality management, Honeywell is demonstrating leadership by proactively implementing strategies to enhance how it maintains its buildings and strengthens its business.”