Carrier pushes green building movement with global education initiative
October 7, 2011 - HVACR player Carrier says its global educational initiative has trained thousands of industry professionals over the last year via a combination of local classroom instruction, self-study materials and web-based systems. Carrier’s University Institute for Sustainability bundles the company’s body of green building knowledge and expertise into a single place, where more than 50 courses are offered related to sustainability and professional development, technical learning and application tools.
Carrier says it is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), as well as the Argentina, China, India, Singapore and France Green Building Councils. The company is the first company to license USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) curriculum. The company has more than 400 LEED Accredited Professionals, and provides green building training all over the globe. In the last month alone, Carrier has offered green building training in Brazil and France with other sessions planned for the Middle East, China and India.
Rounding out Carrier’s educational initiatives are local, regional and global customer events, such as the Global Engineering Conference, scheduled for March 18-20, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Carrier says company-sponsored events such as this bring together some of the world’s thought leaders to create dialogue within the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration community to rethink the way the industry leverages new technologies and engineering practices.