United Technologies Climate, Controls & Security Employees Volunteer for
Second Annual Green Apple Day of Service
FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 26, 2013
FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Rooted in the belief that
green building will accelerate with education, United Technologies Climate,
Controls & Security employees are proud to share their message of
sustainability through upcoming volunteer projects with area schools as part
of the second annual Green Apple Day of Service. United Technologies Climate,
Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a
leading provider of integrated building solutions, including heating, air
conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and
fire and security systems.
Created in 2012 by the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Center for Green
Schools, the day of service provides an opportunity to transform schools into
healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service
projects. From updating Illinois classrooms with environmentally friendly
paint to planting a garden at a Tennessee school, employees from the company's
world headquarters, Carrier and Taylor businesses will complete projects in
four states. Their efforts will help provide a sustainable environment for the
25 percent of Americans who go to school every day as students, faculty, staff
"We have a great opportunity to not only make our schools showcases for energy
efficiency, but optimal environments for full learning potential," said John
Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, United Technologies Climate, Controls &
Security. "Green schools will save operating costs, lower environmental
footprints and improve the learning performance for a generation of students."
"As the Center for Green Schools' Founding Sponsor, United Technologies has
played a critical role in supporting the Center's mission to put every student
in a green school within this generation," added Rachel Gutter, director,
Center for Green Schools at USGBC. "Thanks to United Technologies' leadership
and ongoing support, the Center leads a movement that has already placed
millions of students in healthy, high-performing learning environments."
In addition to six events in Connecticut, Illinois, New York and Tennessee,
Carrier, a part of United Technologies Climate, Controls & Security, is
supporting the cause internationally, with four upcoming projects in Asia and
"By hosting Green Apple Day of Service projects throughout the country and
internationally, United Technologies is demonstrating its commitment to its
employees and customers by making a real, tangible and immediate difference at
schools within the communities it serves," added Gutter.
Carrier, a pioneer in sustainability, was instrumental in launching the USGBC
in 1993 and was the first company in the world to join the organization. In
2010, Carrier became the first company to license USGBC's Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design^® (LEED) curriculum to train employees and customers
in sustainable building practices. Carrier is now one of the USGBC's largest
global partners for LEED education.
For more information on United Technologies Climate, Controls & Security and
its sustainability initiatives, visit www.NaturalLeader.com or follow Carrier
on Twitter: @CarrierGreen.
About United Technologies Climate, Controls & Security
United Technologies 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. United Technologies Climate,
Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider
to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
SOURCE UTC Climate, Controls & Security
Contact: Mary Milmoe, 860-284-3938, Mary.Milmoe@carrier.utc.com
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