International Green Building Experts Convened at Carrier’s Second Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series in Singapore
SINGAPORE, May 14, 2013 – Carrier, the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, convened its second Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series in Singapore. The lecture series brought together top global specialists and authorities in Singapore to discuss emerging trends in green building and sustainability. Organized by Carrier, a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), the event addressed more than 100 building professionals.
This seminar featured presentations on several aspects of green building from a notable line-up of speakers including John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Climate, Controls & Security; Nils Kok, assistant professor, Maastricht University, who presented a global perspective on the economics of green buildings; Huston Eubank, international expert on green buildings, who discussed health and productivity in green buildings; and So Ping Lam, associate professor, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, who presented on intelligent building energy management systems for smart grids.
“Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are a key component of green buildings and Carrier continuously innovates and develops solutions that improve efficiency and save energy,” said Oon Wee Chin, managing director, Carrier South East Asia. “We create cool and comfortable building environments that are environmentally responsible with low-energy consuming technologies.”
“To achieve our vision of building sustainable cities for better living, SGBC needs the strong support of partners in the public and private sector alike. Carrier has been one such partner – the company has not only been developing new and green air conditioning technologies but has also been consistently active in promoting higher industry awareness on environmental sustainability,” said Mr Ng Eng Kiong, President of SGBC. “Together with Carrier and other partners, we hope to help the building and construction industries realize the value in green buildings and lead in the efforts to create a sustainable built environment in Singapore.”
This event follows the success of the inaugural seminar held in Singapore in November 2012, and 13 lecture events held globally since 2011 in the Middle East, Brazil and Asia reaching more than 1,500 building professionals.
Carrier is a founding member of the SGBC, and has worked closely with the SGBC to achieve their shared vision of a sustainable built environment. Carrier also operates manufacturing facilities in Singapore for marine container refrigeration systems, including NaturaLINE™, the world’s first container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant CO2 to reduce emissions.
Carrier offers customers a leading portfolio of sustainable building system solutions, ranging from green building consulting and design and energy efficient air-conditioning systems to cutting-edge building automation systems and energy management services for both new construction and existing buildings.
For more information on Carrier and its sustainability initiatives, visit www.NaturalLeader.com or follow Carrier on Twitter: @CarrierGreen.
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 Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.
Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) was set up in 2009 to propel Singapore’s building and construction industry towards environmental sustainability. SGBC promotes green building design, practices and technologies; integrates green initiatives into mainstream design, construction and operation of buildings; as well as enhances capacity and professionalism to support the wider adoption of green building development and practices in Singapore.
SGBC, a member of World Green Building Council (WGBC) since 2010, certifies products and services through its Singapore Green Building Product & Services Certification Scheme. The certification scheme complements the Building and Construction Authority (BCA)’s efforts in driving environmental sustainability towards the Singapore 2030 Sustainable Blueprint, and guides the industry’s choices in shaping our built environment. SGBC, which has 360 members, has certified about 250 green products since 2009. Visit www.sgbc.sg for more information.
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