"Forty percent of energy consumption comes from buildings, indicating significant potential to make sound environmental improvements that are also good business decisions," said John Mandyck , chief sustainability officer, UTC Climate, Controls & Security. "Carrier's Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series unites building industry leaders to accelerate the expansion of sustainable building practices."
During the event, Dr. Nils Kok , assistant professor in Finance and Real Estate at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and a visiting scholar at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, shared the global perspective on energy efficiency, sustainability and the economics of green building. In addition, Huston Eubank , chief knowledge and innovation officer and consulting director, Regenerative Ventures, Inc. and associate of The Green Asia Group in Singapore, introduced recent research data on health and productivity in green buildings, specifically the substantial increases in productivity due to improved indoor environmental quality and best practices for achieving these results.
Carrier is a champion of the green building movement around the globe, 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. In 2010, Carrier became the first company to license USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) curriculum to train employees and customers in sustainable building practices. Carrier is now one of the USGBC's largest global partners for LEED education.