HARTFORD, Conn. – UTC understands the science of energy efficiency and has a wide range of products to help buildings reduce their energy use. This was the message Sandy Diehl, UTC Vice President, Integrated Building Systems, delivered at the Fifth International Green Building Conference in Beijing, China. He noted that globally buildings use about 40 percent of the world’s energy and are responsible for about the same percent of greenhouse gases.
“We are committed to promoting the sustainable development of China’s buildings,” Diehl told the nearly 2,000 attendees at the March 27 event. “Everything done today can be done better tomorrow. This is the belief that guides our product innovations, as well as energy reduction in our own facilities.”
He went on to describe UTC’s portfolio of energy-efficient products, examples, such as Carrier’s Evergreen chillers and Otis’ Gen2 elevators to UTC Fire & Security’s Lenel access control solutions. “We are making tremendous strides in incorporating energy efficiency into our products,” Diehl said.
Diehl emphasized UTC’s commitment to sustainable building practices in China. He cited many of UTC's energy-efficient products and technologies found in China's landmark buildings, such as the Shanghai World Financial Center, Beijing’s Silvertie Center, the Guangzhou International Financial Center, and subways and train stations throughout the country. He also recognized the large presence of UTC products at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
“China has been an important partner to us, and we look forward to continuing and strengthening this as we work to reduce the environmental impact of buildings,” said Diehl.
Organized by China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, the annual conference is an international event supported by both the Chinese and foreign governments, organizations and associations. Attendees represented a range of professions including scholars, researchers, architects, planners and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
UTC products and building solutions were on display at the New Technologies and Products Expo held in conjunction with the conference.