Honeywell announced a USD 28 million infrastructure modernisation project with Kunsan Air Base, a US Air Force Base located in South Korea. The project includes facility upgrades that aim to help improve infrastructure and equipment reliability while lowering the base’s annual energy consumption by more than 18 per cent and water consumption by over 7 per cent. The project is expected to generate approximately USD 1.7 million in annual energy savings.

The project will be funded by a 25-year energy savings performance contract awarded to Honeywell by Kunsan AB, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Defense Logistics Agency-Energy. The contract enables the funding of the upgrades with annual energy and operational savings resulting from the project work. Honeywell guarantees the savings, eliminating the need for upfront capital investment and making it a self-funding project over the contract term.

Kunsan AB, located south of Seoul on the Yellow Sea, is home to 2,800 US Air Force members, Army soldiers, US civilians, and local national employees. Kunsan AB has approximately 630 buildings comprising a total area of 4.1 million square feet. The project work, which includes installing newer and more reliable equipment, and modernising temperature, humidity and lighting controls, will help Kunsan AB meet the strategic energy goals of the US Air Force that include improving base resiliency and optimising energy efficiency.

Honeywell will help upgrade building controls and centralise management through Honeywell’s Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI), an integrated platform that ties together building systems for centralised monitoring and control. EBI will help enhance mission readiness and resiliency at the base by delivering a single point of control and enabling real-time decision making.