Carrier India Wins 2009 National Energy Conservation Awards: Receives Recognition for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship

Dec 15, 2009

NEW DELHI, India

Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration Ltd. (Carrier India) received the prestigious National Energy Conservation Award in 2009 in two categories, the Consumer Goods Manufacturing Sector and Manufacturers of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) Star Labeled Appliances (air conditioner) Sector, ranking highest in both. Carrier India is a subsidiary of Carrier Corp., which is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

The National Energy Conservation Awards are bestowed by the government of India through the Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency to recognize manufacturers that have achieved excellence in energy conservation. In the “Consumer Goods Manufacturing Sector,” Carrier has won the National Energy Conservation Award for three consecutive years, with a citation of “Top Rank” in 2009. Carrier also won first prize in the “Manufacturers of BEE Star Labeled Appliances (air conditioner) Sector” that was newly created in 2009, taking into consideration the energy savings achieved through the sale of energy efficient appliances over a two-year period.

“We are truly honored that Carrier’s environmental leadership is being recognized with such prestigious awards,” said Zubin Irani, managing director, Carrier India, who accepted the award from Sushilkumar Shinde, union minister of power, government of India, during a ceremony held on National Energy Conservation Day (Dec. 14, 2009).

Carrier was one of the first consumer goods companies in India to launch star-rated energy efficient air conditioners. In 2008, over 80 percent of Carrier India products were BEE labeled. In addition, the Indian Green Building Council Web site lists 52 LEED Rated Green Buildings in India, of which 33 percent have Carrier air conditioning. Internally, Carrier India’s manufacturing facility in Gurgaon has achieved a reduction of 85 percent in air emissions (1999-2008), 84 percent in energy consumption (1997-2008, normalized for sales) and 68 percent in water consumption (1997-2008). Extending its environmental commitment beyond the company, Carrier was the first founding member of the India Green Building Council and is the only company in the world to be a founding member of the U.S., China, and India Green Building Councils.

“Carrier believes that industry leadership demands environmental leadership, with  sustainability integrated into our company culture. We extend our influence across the value chain to promote environmental stewardship in our factories, products and suppliers,” added Irani.

“Carrier’s remarkable achievements in India continue our two-decade leadership in sustainable products and operations,” said John Mandyck, Carrier’s vice president for Sustainability and Environmental Strategies. “We are proud to contribute to India’s sustainable development.”

About Carrier Corp.
Headquartered in Farmington, Conn., Carrier Corp. is the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, with operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

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