Carrier Corporation/United Technologies
Member since 1997One Financial Plaza
Hartford, CT 06101 Map
“We are the only company in the world to be a founding member of the U.S., Argentina, China, India, Singapore and France Green Building Councils. In fact, Carrier was instrumental in launching the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) in 1993 and was the first company in the world to join the organization.”
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. UTC’s commercial business, UTC Building & Industrial Systems, is the world’s largest high-technology building systems provider with a direct presence in more than 60 countries providing elevator, escalator, fire, security, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration products and services. UTC’s aerospace businesses are Sikorsky aircraft and UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which includes Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products. The company also operates a central research organization that pursues technologies for improving the performance, energy efficiency and cost of UTC products and processes.
The company’s approach to sustainability is rooted in the beliefs that green products must start at a green company, global dialogue can rebalance the built environment with the natural environment and green building will accelerate with education. Its environment, health and safety program established a framework for sustainability in both business and culture. They measure and report progress toward sustainability goals, which include targeted reductions in greenhouse emissions, water consumption and industrial waste generation.
Since 2008, UTC has incorporated LEED certification in all property design. UTC’s Carrier brand was the first company to join USGBC in 1993, and UTC has been instrumental in founding Green Building Councils in other countries around the world. UTC is one of the largest global partners for LEED education, serves as a member of the LEED Manufacturing User Group, sponsors the International Summit and is the founding sponsor of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC.
Beyond operations, UTC extends environment, health and safety commitment to its suppliers. The global supplier environment, health & safety initiative is focused on ensuring that 100 percent of all critical suppliers meet UTC’s expectations, which include safe working conditions for all employees and minimizing impacts to the environment.
From 2009-2012, UTC accomplishments included:
- January 15, 1997 - Present
- >4,000 locations in 71 countries
- LEED APs on staff
- >400 LEED professionals on staff