United Technologies Explores Green Building and its Impact on Tomorrow's Generation at U.S. Chamber Sustainability Symposium

   United Technologies Explores Green Building and its Impact on Tomorrow's
             Generation at U.S. Chamber Sustainability Symposium

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --For the first time in history, more
than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, resulting in
increased demand on buildings and resources. According to a study by
McGraw-Hill Construction, firms are shifting their business toward green
building to help conserve natural resources, with 51 percent of respondents
planning more than 60 percent of their work to be green by 2015. This trend
signals a shift from 'push' to 'pull'—with markets increasingly demanding no
less than green buildings, said John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer,
UTC Climate, Controls & Security, at today's U.S. Chamber of Commerce Bricks &
Sticks Sustainability Symposium in Washington, D.C. UTC Climate, Controls &
Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

"At United Technologies, energy efficiency is the driver of world-class
innovations - from air-conditioning chillers that deliver double-digit
improvements in energy efficiency to premier building automation systems that
can control a building's major systems from a smartphone," Mandyck said.
"Buildings consume 40 percent of energy and present immediate opportunities to
make good business decisions that are also good environmental decisions."

Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Business Civic Leadership Center,
the Bricks & Sticks Sustainability Symposium is designed to showcase
outstanding examples of public-private partnerships that serve as a catalyst
for creating sustainable solutions that balance economic and environmental
progress. By promoting greater efficiencies for energy and water, green
buildings lower operating costs while conserving the earth's precious
resources, Mandyck said. This powerful combination of built-in payback with
environmental stewardship creates a new value proposition that is accelerating
green building in the commercial as well as educational sector, and redefining
expectations for building operations, worker productivity and student
performance in the future.

Part of green building since the beginning, United Technologies helped launch
the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Center for Green Schools to extend
the green building movement into schools, transforming them into sustainable,
healthy and energy efficient places to learn. McGraw-Hill Construction
research found that 74 percent of K-12 respondents report higher levels of
student productivity and test scores as a result of investments in green
building, with 45 percent of all 2012 construction projects in the educational
sector consisting of green projects. In addition, K-12 schools that are
certified under USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED^®)
for Existing Buildings report energy performance that is 36 percent better
than the average U.S. school. While schools are making progress, budget
constraints and lack of support still present a challenge for many green
building projects in this sector.

"With approximately 25 percent of Americans going to school every day as
students, teachers and administrators, we must continue to identify ways to
reduce energy consumption and improve indoor environmental quality in our
educational facilities – all of which research has shown directly benefits
health and performance, school operating costs and the natural environment,"
Mandyck said.

UTC Climate, Controls & Security is focused on the global deployment of green
building, hosting customer events, such as its Distinguished Sustainability
Lecture Series, which is designed to convene thought leaders in the green
building movement to transform the built environment. A pioneer in
sustainability, the organization's Carrier brand also offers a number of tools
to help customers worldwide develop energy efficient, smart buildings. In
addition to being a founding member of the USGBC, Carrier is a founding member
of the Argentina, China, India, Singapore and France Green Building Councils.
The company is a USGBC Education Provider, is the first company to license
USGBC's LEED curriculum, and is one of the USGBC's largest global partners for
LEED education.

For more on UTC Climate, Controls & Security's sustainability goals and
efforts, visit www.naturalleader.com

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.



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