Carrier Sponsors 6th Annual International Summit at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

 Carrier Sponsors 6th Annual International Summit at Greenbuild International
                             Conference and Expo

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Carrier, the world's leader in
high technology heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration
(HVACR) solutions, is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the third year in
a row of the International Summit at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco.
Approximately 400 building professionals representing 30 countries today
gathered at the event to exchange ideas and learn about the latest in green
building strategies. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a
unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)

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Many countries formed delegations to attend the Sixth Annual Greenbuild
International Summit, including France, Colombia, Finland, China, Italy,
Mexico, Singapore, Sweden and United Arab Emirates. The event featured a full
day of breakout sessions, addressing diverse topics such as "The New
Dimension: $3.5 Trillion Fueling Global Green Buildings," "Removing Barriers
for International LEED Projects" and "Greening Upwards and Beyond Buildings."
Geraud Darnis, president and CEO, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, presented
the lunchtime plenary address on the "Arc of Transformation" in the green
building movement.

"As we stand on the eve of the 20th anniversary of U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC), the arc of transformation stands in an amazing place with more than
47,000 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED^®) registered
projects. We see strong green building rating systems across the world,"
Darnis said in his remarks. "It's not a question anymore if major development
will be green – it's only a discussion of how green?"

Darnis also introduced high-level findings from a new world green building
trends study released by McGraw-Hill Construction in partnership with United
Technologies. Some of the highlights include:

  oGreen building continues to grow. One third of the respondents indicate
    that more than 60 percent of their work portfolio is in green building
    activity - double from 2008 survey. Respondents project that by 2015, it
    will almost double again.
  oGreen building is global. The companies who have more than 60 percent of
    their work in green buildings are growing in each region of the world,
    particularly in the Middle East.
  oGreen buildings are sought after by building owners and tenants. In 2008,
    42 percent of respondents said green building was "the right thing to
    do." Today, respondents say clients are asking for green technologies,
    and green buildings offer lower operating cost.
  oGreen building is paying for itself. Forty three percent of respondents
    report that green retrofit investments pay off in less than five years.

Carrier has a 19-year history with green buildings and helped establish the
USGBC in 1993. It was the first company to join the organization, and is also
the only company in the world to be a founding member of the U.S., India,
Argentina, China, Singapore and France Green Building Councils. Carrier is
also the USGBC's largest global partner for LEED education.

"We're pleased to join customers in contributing to the body of knowledge
around green building," said John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC
Climate, Controls & Security.

For more information on Carrier and its work in sustainability, visit
www.naturalleader.com. To view the McGraw Hill Construction study results,
visit http://naturalleader.com/pdf/McGrawHillGBStudy.pdf.

About Carrier
Carrier is the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and
refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions,
integrating energy efficient products, building controls, and energy services
for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers.
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world
around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier
is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies
Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries
worldwide. Visit www.carrier.comfor more information.

SOURCE Carrier

Website: http://www.carrier.com
Contact: Mary Milmoe, +1-860-284-3938, mary.milmoe@carrier.utc.com
 
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