FARMINGTON, Conn. — Carrier Corp. will address emerging HVAC building design trends, environmental stewardship, sustainability, innovation, and more at its 11th Global Engineering Conference, March 18-20 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The theme of the conference is “20/20 the Future in Focus: Rethink. Restore. Regenerate.” The event will include a mix of keynote addresses and concurrent workshops presented by industry leaders from around the world. Presenters will aim to create dialogue within the engineering community to rethink the way the industry leverages new technologies and engineering practices, as well as how to conserve, restore, and regenerate the world’s resources.

“The HVAC industry plays a pivotal role in the quality and productivity of people’s lives around the world,” said Gerauld Darnis, president, Carrier Corp. “We know much is at stake with our natural environment and much must be brought into balance. That’s why Carrier’s Global Engineering Conference is a key event for the industry, giving experts and building professionals a place to come together to discuss current and emerging design trends, especially related to environmental technologies.”

Carrier’s 2012 Global Engineering Conference will focus on green building to reduce consumption of nonrenewable natural resources, to minimize waste, and to create a healthy, productive environment for generations to come. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate innovation in sustainable design as well as the use of sustainability in engineering.

“The Global Engineering Conference has a proven track record of being a world-class event that educates and energizes our engineering and building community about the newest trends, techniques, and technologies. Carrier is pleased to once again sponsor this important event to elevate the dialogue about the future of buildings,” said Bob McDonough, president, Residential & Commercial Systems for Carrier.

Started in 1992, this international conference features industry leaders presenting new technology and engineering topics in the HVAC industry. The previous conference held in 2008 was attended by more than 650 building design, engineering, and consulting professionals from around the world. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours(PDHs) also will be awarded.

At the opening plenary session, Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO, and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will present the keynote address. Following his presentation, the conference will feature panel discussions and concurrent workshops.

One workshop presenter will be Rajan Rajendran, vice president of engineering services and sustainability at Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. He will share a global perspective on refrigerants at the event, discussing how lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants are becoming available for air conditioning and heat pump applications, and how minimizing a system’s life cycle impact on the environment should be the goal in narrowing options. Rajendran will also discuss the pros and cons of the refrigerants being considered in the industry today and how these choices can affect direct emissions and energy consumption.


Publication date: 3/12/2012