The University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), a living laboratory for researchers to teach, test and study the long-term impact of sustainable practices and technologies, features advanced building controls, sensing technology and management software from Honeywell. CIRS is designed to serve as a leading academic hub to test and advance sustainable technologies before broader implementation, and operate as a center for green building policymakers to establish future standards. The research facility is LEED Platinum Certified.

UBC selected Honeywell as its technology provider at the outset of the planning process, and Honeywell engineers provided guidance on how to network and integrate the building systems that help manage the facility.

Honeywell installed heating and cooling, fire alarm and security technology in the building, and is using its Enterprise Building Integrator (EBI) to tie these and more than 80 other third-party systems into a single interface that help the university operate the center more efficiently and cost effectively, and provide a robust platform for faculty and students studying the impact of various green technologies and practices. PHOTO COURTESY OF UBC/CIRS