UTC Climate, Controls & Security President & CEO Recognized for Leadership in Green Building Industry

UTC Climate, Controls & Security President & CEO Recognized for Leadership in
                           Green Building Industry

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Geraud Darnis, president & CEO, UTC
Climate, Controls & Security, was honored by Urban Green Council for his
leadership in the green building movement and commitment to sustainability.
Urban Green, the New York City affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council^®
(USGBC), recognized Darnis for his impact on the built environment as head of
Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, ventilation, air
conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier is part of UTC Climate,
Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Carrier has a long history of developing innovative technologies for improving
the energy efficiency of 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.

"I am honored to receive this recognition from the Urban Green Council, an
organization that shares our belief in re-balancing the built environment with
the natural environment," said Darnis. "We are convinced that global dialogue
and education will accelerate green building and we are proud to affiliate
with Urban Green on initiatives to advance our common goal."

UTC Climate, Controls & Security comprehensively embraces sustainability in
its operations, products and services and culture. In its operations, the
company has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent from 2006 through
2011. In its products and services, the company led the industry in the
phase-out of ozone depleting refrigerants and has pioneered some of the
industry's most energy efficient technologies. In its culture, the company
created the Carrier University Institute for Sustainability to lead courses
and workshops supporting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED^®) Professional Credentials^™, becoming the first company to license
USGBC's LEED curriculum to train employees and customers in sustainable
building solutions. Carrier is now USGBC's largest global partner for LEED
education, training industry professionals around the world.

In 2011, Carrier launched the Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series, a
collaborative program with international universities and country
organizations to stimulate a dialogue for building a greener future. The
lecture series has convened global leaders in sustainability with local
markets in Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
and Singapore. The company is also a founding sponsor of USGBC's Center for
Green Schools, helping to promote healthier, more sustainable learning
environments.

"At Urban Green, our mission is to promote sustainability of buildings through
education, advocacy and research. We are honoring Geraud Darnis because he has
been a steadfast partner in helping us reach our goals," said Russell Unger,
executive director, Urban Green Council. "It's not just about UTC Climate,
Controls & Security's cutting-edge energy efficient products – we value
Geraud's thoughtful leadership in moving the global green building industry
forward and serving as a catalyst to turn conversations into action."

About UTC Climate, Controls & Security
UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, air
conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and
fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high
performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United
Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems
industries worldwide.

SOURCE Carrier

Contact: Mary Milmoe, +1-860-284-3938, Mary.Milmoe@carrier.utc.com
 
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