May 2011 Presentation

The committee hosted Dan Burrill and Laura Inward of the Honeywell Corporation.  Mr. Burrill started off the presentation with an overview of the company.  Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges linked to global macrotrends such as safety, security, and energy.  With approximately 122,000 employees worldwide, including more than 19,000 engineers and scientists, they focus on energy, security and safety products.

In recent years, Honeywell has focused on sustainability through energy efficiency.  Honeywell is working on building solutions for its clients that include ways of saving greenhouse gases; particularly, working on saving energy in water.  Honeywell accomplishes these goals with the “three-legged stool” philosophy – maintenance, equipment and people.

Laura Inward, Senior Marketing Leader for Honeywell Building Solutions discussed its education program which is focused on learning, economics and infrastructure for the students.  The program, called ACT! Earth, works with K-12 students and the schools in which they attend on teaching them about the possible green jobs of the future.  They do this, first by updating the classrooms with the latest technology

At the same time the Honeywell Corporation wanted to give back to the students, it became obvious of the dilapidated conditions many of the schools were in.  The company decided to reach out to the school districts themselves to work with officials figure out ways to reduce energy coasts and install updated equipment.

The program has been great public-private partnership as a way of giving back to both schools and students as Honeywell works to do its part to train the future workforce.

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