2015/10/26 2015 Greenbuild Impression

UTC Climate, Controls & Security and Carrier were kicking off the U.S. Green Building Council’s® Greenbuild International Conference and Expo as sponsor of the 8th International Summit, a daylong event highlighting the global issues of sustainable urbanization, energy and water efficiency, transportation and finance.


Joe Yang, General Manager of EMSI East China, was honored to be invited to attend this excellent summit, which offered a platform for timely conversation as international leaders face critical decisions about how best to address issues including climate change, population growth and rapid urbanization and their effects on the global demand for natural resources.


The International Summit brought together hundreds of green building professionals from 30 countries to participate in sessions about mega-city transportation, water scarcity, sustainable energy solutions, rapid urbanization and more in advance of the opening of the Greenbuild Conference and Expo.




Following the International Summit, United Technologies introduced the findings of new research that builds upon the recently released “Impact of Green Buildings on Cognitive Function” study. Conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical and Syracuse University, with funding provided by United Technologies, the study, released Oct. 26, 2015, found that improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants’ scores on cognitive function tests.




Joe visited our booth on display at the expo, UTC Climate, Controls & Security featured sustainable solutions from Carrier, Automated Logic Fenwal and more. Joe had a lively talk with John Mandyck, UTC Chief Sustainability Officer about his book “Food Foolish: The Hidden Connection Between Food Waste, Hunger and Climate Change”, which is meant to connect the issues of hunger, resource conservation and climate mitigation. We hope it will be a catalyst for more meaningful global dialogue which, many think, is essential to the sustainability of the planet.