Engineering Tech

Honeywell And Nexii Form a Strategic Alliance To Support Sustainable Building Development

Honeywell and Nexii Building Solutions Inc. today announced the creation of a strategic alliance to promote the development of low-impact buildings. This alliance identifies Honeywell as the exclusive building technology provider for Nexii's new buildings, offering energy savings and operational efficiency solutions.

Nexii's expertise in high-performance and efficient building systems will be combined with the Honeywell Small and Medium Building Administrator powered by Honeywell Forge, an affordable and scalable building portfolio management solution developed especially for small- to medium-sized buildings. The Honeywell Small and Medium Building Administrator can help customers save up to 30% on facility energy costs1, enhance insight into building portfolio performance, and assist facility managers in optimizing occupant comfort, operational performance, and asset management. Honeywell will also provide industry-leading fire and security systems to Nexii-built buildings.

More than 90% of the commercial building stock in the United States is under 50,000 square feet. The majority of these buildings lack a proper building management system (BMS) to control energy consumption.

Unlike competitive products, which are either traditional BMS solutions designed for large-scale, complex buildings or simple heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control systems designed for smaller-scale use, the Honeywell Small and Medium Building Administrator enables multi-site businesses to drive smarter building operations and meet compliance requirements.

Nexii's high-performance green building products are precisely manufactured in facilities utilizing 3D software to project specifications. This enables Nexii panels to fit together onsite like jigsaw pieces, reducing standard build times by 75%  Nexii can reduce substantial construction waste via this method. Nexii products are manufactured offsite and assembled onsite. Nexii's groundbreaking materials and building processes provide greater energy savings, near-zero construction waste, and a much lower environmental impact than a traditional concrete building.

Recent Nexii projects include a first-of-its-kind Starbucks café in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, constructed using Nexii's innovative construction technology to assist Starbucks Canada's goal to operate more eco-friendly stores as part of its global sustainability strategy. In addition, a new Popeyes restaurant was also built in Abbotsford using Nexii's building system. Nexii anticipates that their technology will reduce the operational building carbon emissions of both the Starbucks café and the Popeyes restaurant by about 30% compared to traditionally constructed buildings.

Honeywell has committed to be carbon neutral in its operations and facilities by 2035. This commitment builds on the company's track record of significantly lowering the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities and its decades-long history of innovation to assist its customers in meeting their environmental and social goals. Approximately half of Honeywell's new product launch research and development investment goes toward products that enhance customers' environmental and social outcomes.

About Nexii
Nexii Building Solutions Inc. (Nexii) is a green construction technology company dedicated to building a sustainable future for people and the planet. Nexii creates high-performance buildings and green building products that are environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and resilient to climate change. The Nexii System also reduces construction timelines significantly, allowing for the fast development of green buildings throughout North America. Nexii is suitable for industrial/commercial/institutional, mixed-use, multi-family residential, single-family homes, and the green retrofit sector.

About Honeywell Building Technologies
Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is changing how buildings operate to enhance people's quality of life. We are a global leader in building controls, with operations in over 75 countries and 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 over ten million buildings across the world.

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