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Carrier Corp. Secures Nearly 70 Percent of HVAC Contracts for Beijing Games

2008-08-13 10:29:00

    BEIJING, Aug. 13 /EMWNews/ -- Carrier Corp., a unit of United

Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), achieved another milestone in its

connection to the 2008 Beijing Games, securing nearly 70 percent of all

heating, ventilating and air-conditioning contracts for the venues. Carrier

supplied a full line of integrated systems to the Summer Games facilities,

ranging from AquaSnap(R) air-cooled chillers with Puron(R) refrigerant to

large centrifugal chillers to air-handling units, fan coil units and the

Carrier Comfort Network (CCN) controls system.

    The "Water Cube" National Aquatics Center, one of the major venues for

the Beijing Games, utilizes four Carrier centrifugal chillers, a control

network and air-side products. Carrier's innovative technology recovers

more than 50 percent of the exhaust heat in the aquatics center and then

uses it to warm the swimming pool. "This technology reduces heat emission

in the environment as well as the energy consumed for heating," stated Ross

Shuster, president, Carrier Building Systems and Services, Asia.

"Additionally, our high tier air-handling units have gone through a strict

anticorrosive process to ensure long-term operation under a damp and

high-chlorine indoor environment."

    Another application featuring Carrier's customized solutions is the

Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium for badminton and rhythmic

gymnastics. Carrier's uniquely designed air-conditioning system uses a

water-source heat pump to employ ground water to prepare cold and hot water

for air conditioning.

    The "Bird's Nest" National Stadium features the first Chinese-produced

HVAC product certified by EN 1886, the highest international HVAC

standards. Carrier's air-handling units have air leakage rate of less then

1 percent and each unit is equipped with Carrier's new high-voltage

electrostatic air cleaner to remove airborne particles which improves

indoor air quality.

    To ensure that the air-conditioning systems in all venues operate

smoothly and efficiently, Carrier established a Remote Monitoring Center

for the Beijing Games. The high-tech center can trace and analyze the data

of air-conditioning system operations and release warnings. "This service

helps ensure that Carrier's air-conditioning systems are operating under

optimized conditions with maximum energy efficiency," added Shuster.

    One important venue in Beijing is a multi-building community that will

house athletes during the games. The Beijing Olympic Village achieved

LEED(R) ND (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood

Development) certification with design consultation support from

Environmental Market Solutions, Inc. (EMSI). EMSI is an environmental and

green building company owned by Carrier Corp. The U.S. Green Building

Council (USGBC) awards the venue LEED ND certification at the Gold level.

    With a long tradition of environmental leadership, Carrier's forward-

looking view drives the company to address the environmental effect of

products well in advance of regulatory timetables. Carrier was the pioneer

in the global phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in 1994 and

introduced Puron(R) refrigerant, a non-ozone depleting refrigerant, into

air-conditioning systems in 1996. Carrier is leading the transition away

from hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) as well to further promoting ozone

preservation. Carrier's environmental stewardship extends beyond its

products. Since 1997, Carrier has doubled sales but kept energy use flat.

    Carrier's Environmental Leadership

    For its environmental leadership around the world, Carrier Corp. was

awarded the 2007 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Stratospheric Ozone

Protection Award as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chinese

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In addition, Carrier was the first

HVAC manufacturer to be permitted entry into the U.S. EPA's Climate Leader

program and a corporate founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

    "Worldwide, Carrier invests in innovative products and solutions that

meet the varied needs of customers in an environmentally sound manner,"

said Kelly Romano, president, Building Systems and Services, Carrier. "The

'green' values that are apparent in Carrier's work for the 2008 Beijing

Games are the same principles that have built both the success of Carrier

Corp. and our reputation for visionary environmental leadership."

    For more information on these and other Carrier and EMSI projects and

services visit

    About Carrier Corp.

    Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn., is the world's

largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions.

With 2007 revenues of $14.6 billion, Carrier has approximately 43,000

employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is

part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider

of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries

worldwide. Visit for more information.

    About EMSI

    Established in 2000, Environmental Market Solutions, Inc. (EMSI) is an

environmental and green building consulting company with offices in

Washington, D.C., Missouri, Beijing and Shanghai. The company provides

sustainable design consulting services to building developers and owners to

create energy-efficient and LEED-certified buildings.

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