Honeywell, in partnership with Network 18, announced that Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport and Infosys’ SDB 10 & 11 buildings in Pune have been selected as India’s smartest buildings at the Network 18 and Honeywell Smart Building Awards for 2016.
Addressing the gathering at the felicitation ceremony, Rao Inderjit Singh, minister of state in the Ministry of Urban Development and minister of state in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, said, “Government initiatives like 100 Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT have already initiated building a better infrastructure for citizens.”
The Minister called for more participation from the private sector. “We need to propagate further the work that Honeywell is doing; you cannot have smart cities without smart buildings. I congratulate Honeywell and the winners of the Smart Building Awards,” he added.
Ten other buildings in New Delhi, Mohali, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad and Kancheepuram were named the smartest buildings in their market segments, which included hotels, hospitals, schools, retail, airport, commercial multi-tenant offices, single-tenant offices, residential facilities and public sector buildings.
The building applicants were evaluated using the scoring criteria from the Honeywell Smart Building Score, a global tool to measure building smartness.
The IGI airport scored a perfect 100 in the safe and productive parameters, as well as a 93 in the green parameter. The Infosys Pune SDB 10 & 11 buildings made it to the winning platform with a score of 97 in the safe parameter.
The assets at the Infosys buildings also scored high on elements such as cyber security, data analytics and cloud capability. IGI airport and the Infosys SDB Pune buildings also captured the awards for Smartest Large (>= 10 MMPA) Airport Building and Smartest Single Occupant Private Office Buildings in India, respectively.