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Carrier Brings Green Building Experts China and India
Sep 25, 2013
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Global HVAC producer Carrier brought its Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series to China and India to inform building owners and designers.

Green building is gaining momentum in both China and India, and the lecture series is intended to provide insight to help the countries meet sustainability goals.

The Indian Green Building Council said India has registered more than 1.63 billion square feet of green building space--up from 20,000 square feet in 2003--and hopes to be a global green building leader by 2025.

A McGraw-Hill Construction report noted that China grew its green projects tenfold in three years, and is working toward a 16% reduction in energy use and a 17% reduction in carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 2015.

Carrier's Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series was held in Shanghai on Sept. 17 and in New Delhi on Sept. 19. The lectures hosted more than 300 building professionals.

During the events, Mahesh Ramanujam, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) chief operating officer spoke to both audiences about the next generation of green building. In addition, Valentine Lehr, founder and principal of Lehr Consultants International, spoke about embracing sustainable technology in China and the application of innovative new approaches to advance sustainability in India.

"Green building is increasingly seen as a long-term business opportunity, with countries around the world realizing its benefits extend beyond energy savings to include improved health and productivity," said John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Climate, Controls & Security. "Carrier's Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series is providing the opportunity for leaders who are building the cities of tomorrow to connect with experts on the forefront of the green building movement."

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