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Nepal, the Maldives, and Bhutan could lose around 2 percent G.D.P. due to climate change – A.D.B. report

Nepal, the Maldives, and Bhutan could lose around 2 percent G.D.P. due to climate change – A.D.B. report

Nepal, the Maldives, and Bhutan could be looking at economic losses of around 2 ...

South Asian countries face economic losses due to climate change – A.D.B. report

South Asian countries face economic losses due to climate change – A.D.B. report

Various countries in the South Asian region are looking at significant losses du...

World Bank aids Laos’ hydropower with $40 million in financing

World Bank aids Laos’ hydropower with $40 million in financing

The World Bank Group has inked two agreements for around $40 million in financin...

Vestas, EP Global Energy partner for donor-funded wind farm in Jordan

Vestas, EP Global Energy partner for donor-funded wind farm in Jordan

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas and private energy asset developer EP Global En...

World Bank commits $5 billion for African renewable energy projects

World Bank commits $5 billion for African renewable energy projects

The World Bank Group has committed US$5 billion towards supporting energy projec...

Seven creative ways to teach your kids about eco-living

Seven creative ways to teach your kids about eco-living

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.1 million jobs in the United States w...

$50 million A.D.B. loan to develop Indonesia’s geothermal potential

$50 million A.D.B. loan to develop Indonesia’s geothermal potential

The Asian Development Bank will provide Indonesia a loan of up to $50 million to...

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Technology

Charging and recharging lithium-ion batteries less damaging then believed

Charging and recharging lithium-ion batteries less damaging then believed

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Rapid charging and discharging isn’t as damaging to lithium-ion batteries as originally thought, according to researchers from Stanford University. Li...

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Politics

China takes big step in reducing ozone depleting gases

China takes big step in reducing ozone depleting gases

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

China has taken a big step towards reducing its hydrochlorfluorocarbons by closing down five HCFC production lines. The closure of the five HCFC produ...

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Living Green

How the garden office could offer you a greener lifestyle, and cut traffic congestion too

How the garden office could offer you a greener lifestyle, and cut traffic congestion too

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

“A typical organization’s largest environmental footprint, especially energy use and pollution emissions, can be traced to its employees’ travel to an...

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Renewables

Largest 100% biomass-fueled power plant in North America opens in Ontario

Largest 100% biomass-fueled power plant in North America opens in Ontario

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

North America’s largest 100 percent biomass fueled power station is now operating in Ontario, Canada. The Atikokan Generating Station was previously a...

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Low-Carbon

Aleees, Sony to build electric buses in Taiwan

Aleees, Sony to build electric buses in Taiwan

Saturday, 06 September 2014

Taiwanese electronic bus manufacturer Aleees will be teaming up with Sony to develop a new electric bus. Beginning this September, Aleees and Sony agr...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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United Technologies Corp. receives National Building Museum Award


United Technologies Corp. (UTC) manufactures energy-efficient products and services for the building and
aerospace industries. Image sourced from UTC

The National Building Museum honored the United Technologies Corp. (UTC) in a gala held in Washington, D.C. on June 4 for the company’s energy-efficient building products and for creating energy and environmental improvements in its manufacturing operations.

In his speech in the awarding ceremony, Louis Chenevert, President and Chief Executive Officer of UTC, said “the building sector consumes about 40 percent of the energy used in the U.S. and is responsible for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. With products and technology available today, energy consumption in buildings could be cut by almost 70 percent, which is equivalent to eliminating the energy consumption of the entire U.S. transportation sector.”

The company manufactures energy-efficient products for its customers, including Carrier’s new Evergreen cooling technology that uses 40% less energy and Otis ReGen elevators that consume up to 75% less energy than most conventional models. Other products include access control systems that manage resources efficiently, sustainable onsite power generation, fire suppression systems, and custom customer-driven sustainable solutions.

UTC is still committed to promote energy efficiency and positive environmental performance in all its business and manufacturing options. The company has set its first environmental goals in 1992, and has reduced its energy consumption by 22% and water consumption by 50% since 1997.

United Technologies Corp. (UTC) manufactures energy-efficient products and services for the building and aerospace industries. The company has revenues of $58.7 billion in 2008. UTC is also a founding member of the US Green Building Council and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. The company’s headquarters is located in Hartford, Connecticut.


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Natassia Y. Laforteza


Sources:

1 http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story...
2 http://www.utc.com/utc/home.html

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