United Technologies Named Chair of the World Green Building Council Advisory Board

Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:00pm EDT

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FARMINGTON, Conn.,  April 11, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- John Mandyck, chief
sustainability officer, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), was named chair of the World Green Building
Council Advisory Board, further expanding the organization's commitment to the
green building movement around the globe.  

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The largest international organization influencing the green building
marketplace, the World Green Building Council is a coalition of 90 national
green building councils that works to facilitate the global transformation of
the building industry through market-driven mechanisms. Leading the Corporate
Advisory Board, Mandyck will serve as a global champion for the green building
movement, providing insight on market trends and partnering with the
organization's Board of Directors to set an ambitious agenda to maximize the
value of the global network of green building councils.   

"As governments struggle to get traction on issues vital to our economic and
environmental future, business is filling the leadership void," said  Jane
Henley, CEO, World Green Building Council. "Under John's leadership, the
corporate advisory board will identify ways to unlock the potential of green
building as the most effective way to future proof our investment in cities and
communities. At the same time, we are creating healthier places for people,
while working within our increasingly resource constrained world."  

During past 10 years, the World Green Building Council has built a global
network of 25,000 companies in 96 countries, with a mission to improve the way
the built environment is designed, constructed and used by people every day.

"Our research shows that global green building activity has been doubling every
three years thanks in great part to the tremendous work by green building
councils around the world," said Mandyck. "This confirms that the green building
movement has shifted from 'push' to 'pull'-with markets increasingly demanding
no less than green buildings. United Technologies is pleased to increase its
work with the World Green Building Council to accelerate the adoption of green
buildings to lower building costs while conserving the earth's precious
resources."

Carrier, part of United Technologies, was the first company to join the U.S.
Green Building Council in 1993.  Carrier is also a founding member of the U.S., 
Argentina,  China,  India,  Singapore  and France Green Building Councils. In
addition to his new role with the World Green Building Council, Mandyck serves
as co-vice chairman of the Board of Directors for  Urban Green Council, the U.S.
Green Building Council's New York City Chapter, serves on the Center for Green
Schools Advisory Board, and is an official advisor to  China's Green Building
Council.  

For more information on UTC Climate, Controls & Security's commitment to green
building, visit  www.naturalleader.com.

About United Technologies
United Technologies Corp., based in  Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified
company providing high technology products and services to the building and
aerospace industries. The company's commercial businesses are Otis elevators and
escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, which includes Carrier, and its
aerospace businesses are Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and UTC Aerospace Systems.
Follow UTC on Twitter: @UTC

About UTC Climate, Controls & Security  
UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, air
conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and
fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high
performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United
Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems
industries worldwide. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @carriergreen

About the World Green Building Council
The World Green Building Council is a network of national green building
councils in more than 90 countries, making it the world's largest international
organization influencing the green building marketplace. Green building councils
are member-based organizations that empower industry leaders to effect the
transformation of the local building industry toward sustainability.  With
100,000 green buildings registered, the influence and impact of this global
network is a significant force for social and environmental change. Follow the
World Green Building Council on Twitter: @WorldGBC

SOURCE  UTC Climate, Controls & Security


Mary Milmoe, 860-284-3938, Mary.Milmoe@utc.com

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