115 Years and Cooler Than Ever
What do summer blockbuster movies, boxed chocolates and skyscrapers have in common? It wasn’t until modern air conditioning came to movie theaters, candy confectioners and high-rise office buildings that these industries flourished with the addition of cool, temperature-controlled air.
Now, 115 years later, Carrier marks the anniversary of modern air conditioning by highlighting recent innovative advancements and milestones that make our technology relevant today and quite simply, cooler than ever. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
“Thanks to Willis Carrier, modern air conditioning has given rise to entirely new industries, enabled countless innovations and shaped many aspects of the life we know today,” said Giorgio Elia, vice president, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, Middle East. “Through persistence, world-class engineering and a relentless commitment to innovation, Carrier is cooler than ever and continues to develop new products and push the boundaries of smart technology. Beyond keeping people cool and comfortable, Carrier products are among the most energy-efficient products available today.”
Here are 7 reasons to celebrate Carrier and our game-changing air conditioning technology.
Sustainable products. Globally, since 2000, Carrier products have avoided more than 225 million metric tons of carbon dioxide through advancements in energy efficiency, the equivalent of removing more than 47 million passenger vehicles from the road for one year. How cool is that?
New HVAC systems. Across the Middle East, Carrier has launched new HVAC systems with wide capacity ranges and higher efficiency, including the Carrier XPower Variable Refrigerant Flow and Carrier’s AquaForce® 30XV air-cooled screw chiller. All products are designed and built to efficiently operate at the high ambient temperatures experienced during summers in the Middle East and to comply with the local mandatory regulations.
Our founder, Willis Carrier. The spirit of Willis Carrier, the inventor of modern air conditioning, is kept alive and well on williscarrier.com and on Twitter. Follow along with Willis as he shares the history and memorabilia surrounding the evolution of modern air conditioning.
The UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings. Carrier, and its industry-leading products, will be featured in the UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings, a first of its kind global customer experience center set to open later this year in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Fostering a global dialogue. We believe that global dialogue can rebalance the built environment with the natural environment. We also believe that green building, which includes our high-efficiency air conditioning products, will accelerate with education. That’s why Carrier convenes the Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series, in hopes that the discussions of today will help drive technological advancements and shape the decisions made for years to come. To date, the lecture series has reached over 3,850 professionals through 31 lectures in 19 cities across 15 countries. Events will be held later this year in Indonesia and India.
Industry Leadership. For two consecutive years, Carrier has showcased a wide range of products at the largest HVAC exhibition and conference in Saudi Arabia, and also delivered presentations on the latest advancements in the industry. Topics included innovations in air-cooled chiller technology for high ambient environments and designing superior direct expansion systems using the inverter technology for developers and end users.
Carrier is constantly innovating. In fact, the air conditioning technology of the future is being developed right now. In 2016, United Technologies spent $3.7B on company and customer-funded research and development, supporting a variety of innovative new aerospace and building systems products including Carrier heating, cooling and refrigeration systems. That’s a lot of “cool”, hard cash.
Learn more about Carrier’s legacy of innovation, as well as the complete history of modern air conditioning, in Weathermakers to the World and on WillisCarrier.com. Follow @WillisCarrier on Twitter for more historic facts. Follow along on social media using the hashtag #carriercool.