Carrier’s commitment to improving energy efficiency was recognized at the Singapore Sustainability Awards 2013 as recipient of the Achievement of Excellence award in the Green Technology Awards – Large Enterprise category. Carrier, the world’s leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“We are honored to be recognized for Carrier’s continuing efforts to drive building energy efficiencies in Singapore,” said Oon Wee Chin, vice president, Carrier Singapore and Southeast Asia. “Carrier’s mission is to help our partners here in Singapore adopt sustainable building practices that deliver environmental, social and economic benefits. We are committed to developing and deploying solutions that will help Singapore building’s owners save energy.”
“As a company that believes green products must start at a green company, we are firm believers in the value of sustainability,” said John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Building & Industrial Systems. “That’s why we helped found the Singapore Green Building Council and it’s why we convened our educational Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series here twice in the past year; we are dedicated to doing our part to help Singapore reach its sustainability goals.”
Carrier actively promotes sustainable practices from design to delivery, ensuring environmental responsibility throughout the manufacturing process, supplier chain, control and monitoring system to service and maintenance. Air conditioning systems are often the largest consumer of energy in a building. As the pioneer in air conditioning technology, Carrier can contribute a great deal in building energy savings. In Singapore, for example, the Carrier 23XRV tri-rotor screw chiller has been deployed in Tokio Marine Centre to achieve Singapore’s best chiller plant performance, with an efficiency that is 22 percent higher than the Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark GoldPlus standard.
A global leader in developing and implementing innovative, environmentally responsible heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) solutions, Carrier was the first in its industry to eliminate HCFC refrigerants and to introduce more energy-efficient variable speed drive (VSD) technology, heat pump systems and heat recovery systems. Carrier consistently invests in new technologies, launching more than 10 new HVAC products for commercial and light commercial markets this year alone. Through its AdvanTE3C Solutions Center in Shanghai, Carrier is also focusing on developing complete building solutions that fully integrate sustainable HVAC, fire detection and suppression, access control, and building control and automation systems for maximum efficiency and cost savings.
Carrier is the only company to be a founding member of green building councils in Singapore, China, India, Argentina, France and the U.S. The company was instrumental in launching the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1993 and was the first company to license USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) curriculum. Carrier is now one of the USGBC’s largest global partners for LEED education, training thousands of industry professionals around the world.
In 2011, Carrier launched its Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series designed to convene sustainability thought leaders and international building industry experts to transform the built environment. To date, 17 lectures have convened in Southeast Asia, China, India, Brazil and the Middle East, reaching more than 1,800 building professionals. In May 2013, the Lecture Series was held in Singapore to connect local building owners and designers with global green building experts.
For more information on Carrier and its sustainability initiatives, visit www.NaturalLeader.com and follow Carrier on Twitter: @CarrierGreen.
Nurturing green growth in Singapore
The Singapore Sustainability Awards 2013 were presented by Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister’s office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade & Industry during a gala dinner at the Resorts World Sentosa Singapore. Bestowed in two categories, Sustainable Business Awards and Green Technology Awards, the awards recognize sustainable business practices and management systems, corporate responsibility, innovation and green technology implementation.
Singapore Business Federation launched the Singapore Sustainability Awards in 2009 to encourage the adoption of sustainable business practices and strengthen Singapore as a global hub for sustainable development. For more information and a full list of 2013 winners, visit http://sustainabilityawards.sg/.
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 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 part of UTC Building & Industrial 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 or follow the company on Twitter: @CarrierGreen.