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Mr. Johari

Apurv Johari

General Manager, INNCOM by Honeywell

Apurv Johari is the General Manager of INNCOM for Honeywell Building Technologies. INNCOM® energy management solutions range from low-cost, standalone products to advanced, centrally controlled systems that can include lighting and drape controls as well as situation alerts and property data collecting and reporting. Energy is the lodging industry's second-greatest operating cost, with the biggest energy hogs being heating, cooling and lighting. INNCOM can also help your property achieve LEED certification.

Mr. Johari is responsible for the day-to-day operations and delivery of results for INNCOM, a global leader in connected hospitality solutions, including revenue, sales and marketing. He sets and executes the long-term strategy for the business as well as works to ensure customer satisfaction in a performance-driven organization.

Mr. Johari is a LEED certified Green Associate from the U.S. Green Building Council and Level D. Certified Professional from the International Project Management Association. He is also certified in International Trade Finance.

Mr. Johari graduated first class with distinction from Gujarat University in India with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He also earned a MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was in the top five percent of his class.

Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is a global business with more than 23,000 employees. HBT creates products, software and technologies found in more than 10 million buildings worldwide. Commercial building owners and occupants use our technologies to ensure their facilities are safe, energy efficient, sustainable and productive.

Please visit http://www.inncom.com for more information.

Mr. Johari can be contacted at +1 860-739-4468 or megan.mcgovern@honeywell.com

Coming up in November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.