Carrier Announces Keynote Speakers, Opens Registration for 2012 Global Engineering Conference

Nov 17, 2011

SYRACUSE, N.Y., United States

Five leading experts in green building technologies, sustainable design and engineering practices will serve as the keynote speakers for Carrier’s11th Global Engineering Conference, scheduled for March 18-20, 2012 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Carrier, the world’s leader in high technology heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions and a part of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), brings emerging building trends and environmental issues into focus through the event, which has the theme “20/20 the Future in Focus:  Rethink.  Restore.  Regenerate.”

Featured speakers at the Global Engineering Conference include:

  • Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) - Under Fedrizzi’s leadership, more than 8.6 billion square feet of residential and commercial building space in 131 countries is registered or certified to the USGBC’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program, and 177,000 individuals hold LEED professional credentials.
  • Robert Fox, partner at Cook+Fox Architects, a firm devoted to creating beautiful, environmentally responsible high-performance buildings. - Fox is a highly respected leader in the green building movement and serves as an advisor to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. He was the Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council/New York Chapter.
  • Scott E. Frank, licensed professional engineer, LEED-accredited professional and partner at the global engineering firm of Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B) Consulting Engineers. - Frank served as the JB&B partner-in-charge for the Bank of America Tower project at One Bryant Park (a LEED Platinum facility) and has led the sustainable design aspects of projects at the World Trade Center site.
  • David Gottfried, managing partner at Regenerative Ventures, a company focused on creating collaborative green building marketplaces via the best green building technologies. -  Gottfried is founder of the World Green Building Council.
  • Valentine Lehr, P.E., senior partner of Lehr Consultants International. - Noted for innovation in high-rise construction, hotel design and master planning of complex projects, Lehr is also dedicated to environmentally response sustainable design and had led the design efforts of numerous award-winning environmental projects around the world.   

Speakers will spotlight new technology and engineering topics in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, as well as a variety of technical, multi-disciplinary, case study and sustainability topics.  

“Carrier is delighted to have such an all-star panel of keynote speakers for its 2012 Global Engineering Conference,” said Bob McDonough, president, UTC Climate, Controls & Security Systems - Americas. “This group of industry experts is continually developing green building solutions that provide environmental, societal, and human benefits, while reducing construction and operating costs. That is one of the goals of our Global Engineering Conference, so it is a perfect forum to discuss how we will approach these issues in the future.”

The most recent conference, held in 2008, was attended by more than 650 building design, engineering and consulting professionals from around the world. Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Hours will be awarded.

Online registration is now open for the 2012 Global Engineering Conference. Visit www.2012GEC.com to reserve your space today.

About Carrier
Carrier is the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.

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