Honeywell partners with Alfaisal University to boost sustainability in Saudi Arabian buildings

Honeywell announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Alfaisal University in Saudi Arabia, with the aim of driving greater sustainability in buildings and supporting the Kingdom’s ambition of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2060. As part of this agreement, Honeywell Building Technologies and Alfaisal University’s College of Engineering will design and deploy joint research programs to enhance the sustainability of buildings through advanced energy projects.

Honeywell will also launch the Sustainable Energy Training Program, which will provide a sustainable source of qualified energy professionals and auditors to help support Honeywell’s energy projects in the region. The training program augments the company’s expanding capabilities in creating solutions to increase sustainability of buildings. Alfaisal University will work with Honeywell as the first education partner for this unique program. The two entities will jointly create the Honeywell Sustainability and Energy Training Program to support learners and enhance local capabilities.

The program will engage participants in the principles of energy and sustainability, as well as how to effectively evaluate energy problems, assess the cost and benefits of various sources of renewable energy and calculate consumption. They will also be involved in understanding building materials, systems, and methods of construction, recommend best strategies to achieve sustainable, energy efficient and healthier buildings and eventually perform actual audits of energy use in building structures.

“We’re proud to be collaborating with Honeywell to support the Kingdom’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) and net zero goals. This agreement will help us enhance our position as a leading research institute that supports knowledge exchange and improves the opportunities available for our graduates in their chosen professions,” said Dr. Maha Al Saud, vice president for external relations of Alfaisal University.

“We look forward to working with Saudi Arabia’s Alfaisal University to develop local talent and enhance the knowledge and skills for executing energy projects in our efforts to advance the industry’s capabilities and understanding of ready-now technologies,” said Abdullah Al-juffali, president, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Honeywell.

Senior leaders from Honeywell and Alfaisal University celebrate the strategic collaboration that will see the formation of the Honeywell Sustainable Energy Training Program. This will develop local talent and provide a sustainable source of qualified energy professionals.

(Right to Left) Abdullah Al-juffali, President, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Honeywell •Phil Daniell, Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Building Technologies, Middle East, Turkey and Africa •Mohammed Mohaisen, CEO and President, Honeywell High Growth Regions, Middle East and North Africa •Doug Wright, CEO and President, Honeywell Building Technologies •Her Royal Highness Dr. Maha Al Saud, Vice President for External Relations of Alfaisal University •Dr Muhammed Anan, Dean, College of Engineering, Alfaisal University.