Carrier Corp. Looks to Turn Green into Gold with First LEED(R) Licensed Training Event in Brazil
Aug 31, 2011
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
As Brazil prepares to host two worldwide sporting events in the next five years, training is already underway - but not just with the athletes. Focused on protecting the natural environment around the globe, Carrier Corp., the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions and a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (UTX), is training building designers and owners on how to incorporate green building practices into their projects by offering the company’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) licensed training event in Brazil.
Carrier’s workshop, entitled LEED 101: Green Building Basics and LEED, attracted more than 40 customers and industry professionals to learn about the LEED rating system, key sustainability terms and concepts, green building best practices, and cost considerations of green buildings. Green building principles were introduced as well as current building trends such as climate change; motivators for green building; and conventional versus integrative approaches to building design, construction, and operations. Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC), was also on hand to open the training workshop.
“Carrier recognizes the responsible balance between the technology we provide today and the world we live in tomorrow,” said Carlos Renck, president, Carrier South America. “We continue to focus on sustainability to provide commercial building designers and owners with the tools to support their green building initiatives. This workshop is just another example of our continued commitment to promoting green buildings globally.”
A pioneer in sustainability, Carrier offers a number of tools to help its customers worldwide be environmentally responsible. 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 U.S. Green Building Council Education Provider and is the first company to license USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) curriculum.
Carrier also leverages the Carrier University Institute for Sustainability to provide ongoing professional development, technical training and application tools to the industry. Additionally, customer events, such as Green Done Easy and the Global Engineering Conference, provide commercial customers with training on key topics and challenges in the industry today.
“On the eve of two worldwide sporting events, Brazil has an incredible opportunity to turn green into gold by implementing sustainable building initiatives,” said John Mandyck, Carrier’s chief sustainability officer. “Carrier believes in protecting our finite natural resources so we are proud to take the lead when it comes to training building designers and owners on energy efficiency and sustainability.”
For more information and its sustainability initiatives, visit www.carrier.com/green.
About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp. 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 food service customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.