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About Carrier Corp.

Carrier Corp. is the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.

Carrier believes that industry leadership demands environmental leadership. In fact, environmental stewardship is one of our company’s core values. We continuously work to improve the environmental performance of our products and services, operations and culture to help achieve a sustainable society. More about sustainability and the environment can be found at the company’s new sustainability micro site at www.carrier.com/green 

Historical Milestones
1902 – Willis Carrier invents the world’s first mechanical air conditioner. 
1906 – U.S. patent issued for “Apparatus for Treating Air”    
1915 – Carrier Engineering Corp. is founded in New York.  
1922 – Carrier develops a new coolant and a centrifugal refrigerating machine that enables the cooling of public spaces, changing the face of urban architecture.
1939 – Carrier invents a system for air conditioning skyscrapers.
1965 – Carrier installs ground-based environmental control systems for the Apollo-Saturn V moon program. 
1979 – UTC acquires Carrier, the world’s largest manufacturer of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. 
1986 – Carrier establishes first of several joint ventures in China.  
1996 – Carrier introduces its first product line of high efficiency residential air conditioners and heat pumps using the environmentally sound, non-ozone-depleting Puron® refrigerant.
1999 – Carrier enters into a global joint venture with Toshiba Corp. of Japan, a leader in residential and light commercial air conditioning ventilation equipment and compressors.
2004 – Carrier acquires Linde AG’s commercial refrigeration business and Automated Logic Corp., which installs building automation systems to improve energy efficiency and productivity in buildings
2008 – Carrier establishes a joint venture with Midea in China; acquires NORESCO to expand energy solutions capabilities and Maingate building automation company in china
2009 – Carrier acquires Sinostride building controls company in China

Carrier was among the first companies to set energy reduction goals for our factories in 1988. This led to our first company-wide global environmental, health and safety goals in 1997. More recently, from 2000 to 2009, Carrier reduced its air emissions by 76 percent and water usage by 52 percent on an absolute basis. Since 2006, we have lowered our greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent.  Carrier is the first company in the HVACR industry to directly incorporate sustainability into its brand through the use of a stylized green leaf which emphasizes the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship.