Newsweek Names UTC the Top Green Transportation, Aerospace Company in America

HARTFORD, Conn. – United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) ranked first in the Transportation, Aerospace category and 33rd overall on Newsweek’s inaugural Green Rankings, a list of the 500 greenest companies in America.

"Our commitment to energy efficiency can be seen in our operations, our products and our partnerships," said J. Michael McQuade, UTC Senior Vice President, Science & Technology. "UTC continuously demonstrates how to reduce energy use and emissions with existing technologies, improve productivity and grow our bottom line."

The corporation's business units lead their industries with innovative energy efficient products and services.

  • Pratt & Whitney's new PurePower® PW1000G engine is expected to improve fuel burn by 12 percent, reduce NOx emissions by 50 percent, and reduce noise by 50 percent.
  • Carrier's Evergreen® chiller with Foxfire™ technology is the world's most efficient water-cooled chiller, with 40 percent higher efficiency than current ASHRAE 90.1 efficiency standards.
  • Otis' Gen2® elevator is up to 50 percent more energy efficient than conventional systems, and reduces energy usage by up to 75 percent when combined with Otis' ReGen™ drives, which feed energy generated by descending elevators back into the building.
  • UTC Fire & Security's Lenel access control solutions integrate security and building controls management applications to improve building efficiency, reduce energy consumption and improve safety.
  • UTC Power's stationary fuel cells for buildings have more than 9 million operating hours in 19 countries on five continents and its transit bus fuel cell systems have traveled more than 300,000 miles.

UTC set its first environmental goals in 1992, and since 1997 has reduced gross energy use by 22 percent while more than doubling in size. The corporation's reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in its facilities over the past two years is equivalent to taking more than 50,000 cars off the road for a year.

UTC also actively partners with organizations around the world to address energy efficiency. The company is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and is co-chairing the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's Energy Efficiency in Buildings project.

In addition to the recent Newsweek recognition, UTC has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list, each year since inception. In March 2009, Fortune magazine named UTC its "Most Admired" aerospace and defense company.

United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company that provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more visit www.utc.com.

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