United Technologies Named Chair of the World Green Building Council Advisory Board

April 11, 2013

FARMINGTON, Conn., United States

John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), was named chair of the World Green Building Council Advisory Board, further expanding the organization’s commitment to the green building movement around the globe.

The largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace, the World Green Building Council is a coalition of 90 national green building councils that works to facilitate the global transformation of the building industry through market-driven mechanisms. Leading the Corporate Advisory Board, Mandyck will serve as a global champion for the green building movement, providing insight on market trends and partnering with the organization’s Board of Directors to set an ambitious agenda to maximize the value of the global network of green building councils. 

“As governments struggle to get traction on issues vital to our economic and environmental future, business is filling the leadership void,” said Jane Henley, CEO, World Green Building Council. “Under John's leadership, the corporate advisory board will identify ways to unlock the potential of green building as the most effective way to future proof our investment in cities and communities. At the same time, we are creating healthier places for people, while working within our increasingly resource constrained world.”

During the past 10 years, the World Green Building Council has built a global network of 25,000 companies in 96 countries, with a mission to improve the way the built environment is designed, constructed and used by people every day.

“Our research shows that global green building activity has been doubling every three years thanks in great part to the tremendous work by green building councils around the world,” said Mandyck. “This confirms that the green building movement has shifted from ‘push’ to ‘pull’—with markets increasingly demanding no less than green buildings. United Technologies is pleased to increase its work with the World Green Building Council to accelerate the adoption of green buildings to lower building costs while conserving the earth’s precious resources.”

Carrier, part of United Technologies, was the first company to join the U.S. Green Building Council in 1993.  Carrier is also a founding member of the U.S., Argentina, China, India, Singapore and France Green Building Councils. In addition to his new role with the World Green Building Council, Mandyck serves as co-vice chairman of the Board of Directors for Urban Green Council, the U.S. Green Building Council’s New York City Chapter, serves on the Center for Green Schools Advisory Board, and is an official advisor to China’s Green Building Council.

For more information on UTC Climate, Controls & Security’s commitment to green building, visit  www.naturalleader.com.

About United Technologies

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. The company’s commercial businesses are Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, which includes Carrier, and its aerospace businesses are Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and UTC Aerospace Systems. Follow UTC on Twitter: @UTC

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. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @carriergreen

About the World Green Building Council
The World Green Building Council is a network of national green building councils in more than 90 countries, making it the world’s largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace. Green building councils are member-based organizations that empower industry leaders to effect the transformation of the local building industry toward sustainability.  With 100,000 green buildings registered, the influence and impact of this global network is a significant force for social and environmental change. Follow the World Green Building Council on Twitter: @WorldGBC