Carrier Corp. Sponsors International Green Building Forum: Keynote Address by Carrier President Geraud Darnis

Nov 30, 2010

FAMINGTON, Conn., United States

Carrier Corp. is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the International Forum at Greenbuild 2010. More than 500 building professionals from around the world today gathered at the event to exchange ideas and learn about the latest green building strategies. Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), is the world’s leader in high technology heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions, improving the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship.

In his keynote remarks, Carrier Corp. President Geraud Darnis said, “The green building revolution is here, and together we can change the world, building by building.” Carrier Corp. helped establish the U.S. Green Building Council in 1993 and was the first company to join the organization. Carrier is also the only company in the world to be a founding member of the U.S., India, Argentina, China and Singapore Green Building Councils.

“We understand green buildings because we’ve been there since the beginning,” said Darnis. He relayed Carrier’s experiences over its 17-year history with green buildings and called for the movement to be embraced around the world. “We learned that market transformation is not easy, and that you have to stick with it. However, technologies are available today to advance green buildings in any corner of the world,” Darnis added.

The Fourth Annual International Forum by the U.S. Green Building Council included a full day of breakout sessions addressing diverse topics on Eco-Districts, Global Policy, Greening in China, Climate Change Adaptation, and Active and Sustainable Design. In addition to this expanded program, the Forum opened with an interview style plenary on Sustainable Architecture in Latin America featuring architects from Mexico, Brazil, and Chile. The full day event closed with an International Developers Panel that featured developers from China, Australia and the U.S. and focused on policy and implementation developments in the U.S. and abroad. For the first time ever, International Forum sessions are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits for the LEED Accredited Professional program.

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 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 unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit for more information.

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