The pandemic has further highlighted our concerns about the ‘health’ of our built environments, and nowhere is this more pronounced than in hospitals and healthcare facilities. ‘Next generation’ building energy management technology can help supply the answer, explains John Dorward, senior Design partner – Healthcare, at Trend Control Systems, part of the Honeywell Building Technologies division
Health and environmental issues continue to dominate the world’s headlines. As a result, our awareness of contagion and pollution, and their effects on us, has never been higher. From travel and transport, to workplaces, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities, we are now more sensitive about standards of cleanliness and the risks of infection than ever before. In the wake of the pandemic, we have all become acclimatised to a new environmental experience that centres to an ever greater degree on safety and wellbeing.
These issues a