Carrier’s world headquarters, the UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings, is the first commercial building in Florida to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum v4 certification. The Platinum rating is the highest LEED designation from the U.S. Green Building Council.
“Earning LEED Platinum certification is a significant achievement, as sustainability is a core value of our organization and our portfolio of products,” said Bob McDonough, president of Carrier. “We designed the UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings to push the boundaries of sustainable building design and provide our employees and customers with a model of what’s possible when Carrier’s best technologies are deployed in green buildings. Earning LEED Platinum is a testament to what can be accomplished when advanced building technologies are integrated into intelligent building design.”
Examples of sustainable integrations and solutions in the Carrier building include:
● Automated Logic’s WebCTRL building management system can use occupancy data from LenelS2 OnGuard to self-adjust air flow and temperatures of the Carrier HVAC systems for optimal comfort and efficiency.
● The MyWay app, based on LenelS2’s BlueDiamond technology, eliminates the need to carry a traditional plastic employee badge and allows employees to unlock doors, call elevators, control heating and lighting, and more.
● Carrier’s AquaEdge 23XRV chillers operate in a proprietary series-counterflow configuration and are continuously monitored to ensure optimized performance, increased efficiency, and proactive identification of potential issues.
Another benefit of LEED certification is employee productivity and wellbeing. The UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings was specifically designed to COGfx standards — indoor air quality specifications found by Harvard University researchers to double occupants’ cognitive function test scores compared to a conventional building environment.
“The innovative technologies found at the UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings are an inspiring example for future sustainable buildings in Florida and beyond,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. “Carrier continues to be a valued member for our organization, paving the way for a future where buildings can harmoniously coexist with the environment.”