Carrier Corporation will share its expertise and promote environmentally sound buildings of the future during a multi-city U.S. Sustainability Symposium tour designed specifically for consulting engineers, design-build contractors and facility managers. The one-day symposium in each city offers the latest in high-performance sustainable designs as well as continuing education credits for attendees. Carrier Corp. is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

Carrier designed the symposiums to allow industry professionals to obtain and easily apply building and design ideas for sustainable high-performance buildings. Each symposium will provide information and standards from ASHRAE and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Version Three. Attendees will also be able to claim up to six continuing education units for professional licenses as well as continuing education hours for LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credential maintenance. Carrier Sustainability Symposiums are offered through Carrier University, a global heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) continuing education program.

“Buildings consume 40% of total energy and are a large source of greenhouse gas emissions that affect climate change,” says John Mandyck, Carrier’s vice president for sustainability and environmental strategies. “These symposiums allow us to share our global expertise in sustainability and environmental leadership with our customers to assist in the construction and maintenance of high performance buildings so that, together, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Carrier has a decades-long history of proactive environmental stewardship and is the only company in the world to be a founding member of the U.S., India and China Green Building Councils.

Carrier Corp. recently unveiled a new logo to highlight its commitment to sustainability: contractingbusiness.com/news/Carrier_logo_sustainability_0323

Presenters Have 100+ Years of HVAC Experience
Carrier Sustainability Symposium presenters Thomas Kelly, LEED® AP Building Design and Construction (BD&C); Brian Monk, Professional Engineer (PE); Robert Feduik, PE and LEED AP BD&C; and Jim Pegues, LEED AP, have more than 100 years in combined HVAC experience and are regular speakers on LEED® and sustainable design topics.

Through Carrier University, attendees will have access to online learning exercises that enhance the topics covered at the Sustainability Symposiums. Carrier’s 18-wheel Mobile Innovation Center will also be on display at each Symposium location, providing attendees with a hands-on, up-close look at the company’s environmentally sound products and energy services offerings. Carrier Sustainability Symposiums will be scheduled across the United States and Canada throughout 2010.

Cities currently scheduled for the first half of 2010 include:
Boca Raton, FL – April 13
Tampa, FL – April 14
Raleigh, NC – April 15
Baltimore, MD – April 16
Salt Lake City, UT – April 26
Los Angeles, CA – April 28
San Francisco, CA – April 30
San Antonio, TX – May 4
Austin, TX – May 5
Little Rock, AR. – May 7
Kansas City, KS – May 10
Indianapolis, IN – May 12
New York City, NY – May 13
Philadelphia, PA – May 14

To register for a Sustainability Symposium near you, contact your local Carrier office. For more information about Carrier products and services go to www.carrier.com.