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Supports Industry Research at Purdue University's New Ray W.
In keeping with its commitment to innovation and environmental
responsibility, Carrier is proud to be a part of Purdue University's
newly expanded heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and
refrigeration research facilities at Ray W. Herrick Laboratories.
The company's recent contribution of a custom air-handling system
and five years of engineering expertise will support the
university's research including that conducted in Herrick's new
Willis Carrier Laboratory, which will be used to advance the energy
efficiency of HVAC and refrigeration equipment. Carrier, the world's
leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and
refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial
Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
"As a company founded on innovation, we have a strong, natural
desire to support the next generation of innovators," said John
Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Building & Industrial
Systems. "Willis Carrier was just 25 years old when he invented
modern air conditioning. We know some of the best ideas come from
bright, young minds so we are excited to see how Purdue's student
researchers will positively impact our industry."
Carrier's contribution of 15 feature-rich custom air handling units
rounds out an existing lineup of high-quality Carrier units already
in operation at Purdue. The units add to the university's overall
system, which includes cooling from Carrier chillers in the
university's central plant.
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relationship with Purdue extends to also include recent research
collaborations. Under a program funded by the U.S. Department of
Energy, researchers at Herrick Laboratories joined with
engineers at Carrier in Indianapolis to develop technologies
designed to improve heat pump efficiency in cold climates.
United Technologies' corporate research center is also
collaborating with Herrick researchers on the development and
evaluation of advanced building controls and diagnostics
solutions under the Department of Energy's Energy Efficient
Since 2005, Carrier has donated more than $3 million to U.S.
universities to support research, engineering and scholarship
programs. For more information on Carrier and its sustainability
www.NaturalLeader.com or follow Carrier on Twitter: @CarrierGreen.
Carrier 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 food service
customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning,
Carrier improves the world around us through engineered
innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is part of UTC
Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies
Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems
industries worldwide. Visit
for more information or follow the company on Twitter: @CarrierGreen.