Carrier Corp.’s Monterrey, Mexico, factory is the first HVAC facility worldwide to be named a LEED-gold operation from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Corp.’s Monterrey, Mexico, factory is the first HVAC operation worldwide to be named
a LEED-gold facility from the U.S. Green Building Council.
designation under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building-rating
program denotes structures that meet environmental and energy conservation standards.
“This certification further demonstrates
our natural leadership,” said Carrier Corp. President Geraud Darnis. “Carrier
is committed to providing energy-efficient building solutions to our customers
to help reduce their costs and minimize the impact on the environment. We apply
those same standards internally to produce green products in green factories.”
Darnis added that the plant is also the first non-U.S.
industrial facility meet the LEED-gold standard for existing buildings in the operations
and maintenance category.
Among the improvements Carrier made
at the facility to reach the gold standard: changing lighting to high-efficiency
models, using smaller compressors and undertaking a comprehensive energy audit.
Rick Fedrizzi, the USGBC’s president, CEO and
founding chairman said Carrier is a leader.
continuous leadership in sustainability and the built environment,” Fedrizzi
said. “This recent accomplishment is another example of that leadership and
Carrier's belief that green products must start in a green company. We believe
that every manufacturing employee should work in a green facility, and we
remain single-mindedly committed to delivering on our vision of green buildings
for everyone within a generation."