A Sustainable Piece of History

Honeywell Helps the Australian National Maritime Museum Save Energy


The Future of Energy

Fast Facts

  • 12% initial savings on energy consumption*
  • 19K+ square meters of floor space
  • 4.5%  more savings due to ongoing automation**

* Honeywell analysis over 9 months compared to same period in prevous year.

** Honeywell analysis. Daily average since installation. 


The Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) is host to famous maritime collections, exhibitions, research, and archaeology work - all stored in three buildings, covering more than 19,000 square meters of floor space.

Located in Darling Harbour, Sydney, this unique museum presents a changing program of stimulating exhibitions and events to share Australia’s maritime history – connecting the stories, objects, people, and places that are part of the country’s narrative 


ANMM embarked on a modernization program to optimize conditions in the museum, as much of the existing building equipment and infrastructure were still original from the building’s construction in 1991. With a focus on conservation, ANMM has spent much of the past 10 years implementing programs to enable more sustainable operations to reduce carbon emissions and cost. To preserve its collection, the display areas have tight environmental requirements. Due to these requirements, there is a limitation to what can be achieved through optimization to enable savings.


Honeywell partnered with the Museum on their modernization program. Working together over for the last two years, ANMM upgraded its control systems, IoT sensing devices, installed new cooling towers, and generally upgraded the existing plant. In August 2020, to further drive efficiencies within building operations, the museum implemented Honeywell Forge, our Enterprise Performance Management solution. Honeywell Forge provides powerful connectivity and insights for autonomous optimization within the facility.

Honeywell Solutions Installed

  • Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI)
  • Honeywell Energy Manager (HEM)
  • Comfort Point Open BMS Controllers 
  • Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization 
  • Honeywell Forge Predictive Maintenance


Through the initial modernization program, the museum was able to realize 12% savings on their energy consumption, which was achieved through BMS optimization and upgrades over a 9-month period. On top of the initial savings realized through modernization program, with the implementation of Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization the museum has been able to further reduce energy consumption by 4.5% by using AI-powered analytics to automate HVAC controls.

“ I am very happy with how open EBI is, and how easy it is to get access to my facilities data to provide to 3rd parties as required and with the savings realized through the BMS optimization and modernization program, it helped drive the business case to implement Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization, which has enabled even further energy savings across the facility."

– Craig White
Building Services Manager ANMM 

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