May 14, 2009
UTRC contributes to landmark report on building energy use

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 14, 2009 - Scientists at United Technologies Research Center helped develop new modeling tools to support the most rigorous study ever conducted on energy consumed by buildings worldwide, leading to the April 27, 2009, release of a World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) report that demonstrates how to achieve a 60 percent reduction in the energy use of buildings by 2050.

The four-year, $15 million Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) research effort sponsored through the WBCSD includes a proposed "transformation roadmap" for the building sector intended to help the building industry meet global climate change targets.

The WBCSD’s Energy Efficiency in Buildings report, "Transforming the Market: Energy Efficiency in Buildings," is available on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Web site.

The work of the following UTRC and UTRC China employees supported the report's findings as well as its release: Trevor Bailey, Rohini Brahme, Gloria Byar, Ron Cummings, Greg Dobbs, Jim Fritz, Yi Jiang, Ricardo Muñoz, Satish Narayanan, Pei Peng, Guido Poncia, Tim Sundel and Russ Taylor.

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and Lafarge, the world's largest cement manufacturer, are co-chairs of the EEB project. The co-chairing companies are joined by Actelios, ArcelorMittal, Bosch, Cemex, DuPont, EDF, GDF Suez, The Kansai Power Co., Inc., Philips, Skanska, Sonae Sierra and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

Founded in 1929, United Technologies Research Center provides advanced technologies, innovative thinking and disciplined research for industry leading customers in aerospace propulsion, building infrastructure and services, heating and air conditioning, fire and security systems and power generation. UTRC's customers include all UTC business units, as well as government agencies and independent organizations. Among its key research goals are sustainable technologies that positively impact the marketplace while conserving resources. UTRC is based in East Hartford, Conn., and operates an office in Shanghai, China. 

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