Honeywell guides State Farm Arena into a sustainability-first epoch

by Helena Morgan
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In an effort to slash energy consumption, State Farm Arena – home to the National Basketball Association (NBA) team the Atlanta Hawks – has partnered with energy transition and automation giant, Honeywell.

Honeywell recently announced its new post as Official Sustainable Building Technology Partner for the State Farm Arena and its beloved Atlanta Hawks, and kick started an era of sustainable and innovative building operations at the arena. 

The multi-year deal will see Honeywell deliver a series of high-tech upgrades to the arena’s building operations system with a goal of reducing energy consumption and emissions.

Honeywell’s vice president of global sales for building automaton Adam Joiner is confident the collaboration will incite much-needed change for the community. “State Farm Arena is prioritising efficient, healthy and sustainable building operations,” says Joiner. 

Remaining vigilant of energy use 

Honeywell’s Forge software solutions will be employed to improve playing conditions and enrich attendee experience. 

Such software relies on machine learning to primarily keep track of energy use, yet also to adjust the arena’s HVAC system when necessary to reach efficient energy operations and indoor air purity.

State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

State Farm Arena general manager and Hawks’ executive vice president Brett Stefansson is excited to witness Honeywell’s technology create a sustainable and happy arena experience for staff and their nearly “two million annual guests”.

Monitoring air matter 

To remain on top of air quality, Honeywell will install secondary filtration and specialised sensors in player locker rooms and fan clubs to gauge levels of carbon dioxide, total volatile organic compounds and particulate matter.

Local schools will benefit from State Farm Arena’s embrace of sustainable operations. Honeywell and the Atlanta Hawks will oversee a community engagement program intent on delivering STEM and sustainability education to schools in metropolitan Atlanta. 

Photography supplied by Honeywell. 

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