UAE: Energy-saving thermostat for mosques launched
Honywell's latest thermostat can reduce energy consumption in mosques across the GCC and Middle East.
Honeywell (NYSE:HON) has launched its VisionPRO 8000 thermostat for mosques.
The manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) controls, has developed a thermostat that comes with a GPS enabled call-to-prayer feature called ‘auto-azan’.
The ‘auto-azan’ detects prayer times according to the mosque’s location and automatically lowers temperatures during crowded peak times, while saving energy when the building is unoccupied.
Honeywell’s new technology comes at a time when there is increased emphasis across the UAE for homes, businesses and community spaces to become more environmentally conscious.
With over 5,000 mosques across the UAE alone, the thermostat has the potential to save enormous amounts of energy manually.
Dilip Sinha, regional business leader for Honeywell Middle East, said: “We designed this product with our customers in mind. We observed how they used their thermostats, and measured the ebb and flow of worshippers as well as the temperatures required to ensure optimal comfort.
“The VisionPRO 8000 thermostat for mosques provides optimum comfort levels for worshippers, while also providing an intuitive and energy efficient temperature management solution that assures the proper cooling at the appropriate time for the mosque’s administration.”
With its energy-saving feature and hassle-free maintenance, the thermostat is designed to offer a return on investment within three months from installation.