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Carrier's world headquarters, the UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings, has secured Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum v4 certification.

The Platinum rating, which is the highest designation, was awarded under the stringent version 4 LEED green building program for building design and construction from the US Green Building Council.

Carrier president Bob McDonough, said platinum certification is a significant achievement, as sustainability is a core value of the organization and its portfolio of products.

"We designed the UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings to push the boundaries of sustainable building design and provide our employees and customers with a model of what's possible when Carrier's best technologies are deployed in green buildings,” he said.

The building features the Automated Logic's WebCTRL building management system which uses occupancy data from LenelS2 OnGuard to self-adjust air flow and temperatures of the Carrier HVAC systems for optimal comfort and efficiency.

Another benefit of LEED certification is employee productivity and wellbeing. The UTC building was specifically designed to COGfx standards – indoor air quality specifications found by Harvard University researchers to double occupants' cognitive function test scores compared to a conventional building environment.

US Green Building Council CEO, Mahesh Ramanujam, said the innovative technologies found at the centre are an inspiring example of sustainable buildings in the future when buildings can harmoniously coexist with the environment.

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