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Carrier initiates sustainability lecture series

First in the series held in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with HCT

| | May 30, 2011 | 9:36 am
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First in the series held in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with HCT

Carrier Corp, a unit of United Technologies, has announced the commencement of its Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series, a collaborative initiative with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT). The first lecture, entitled “Zero carbon developments: alternative approaches in a resource rich environment,” was held at the Centre for Excellence in Research & Technology (CERT) in Abu Dhabi on April 13, and was attended by students, senior members of the faculty and professionals from hospitality, government, technology and design industries, the announcement added.

Delivered by Valentine Lehr, Founder and Principal of Lehr Consultants International, a mechanical engineering consulting firm, the lecture focused on the benefits and limitations of utilising traditional natural resources, increasing the useful life of petroleum resources, and economic analysis, amongst other topics, and was reportedly well received

Left to right: John Mandyck, Nick Nunnington, Valentine Lehr and Philippe Delpech

Left to right: John Mandyck, Nick Nunnington, Valentine Lehr and Philippe Delpech

According to Carrier, a total of four international experts in the field of green building and sustainability will deliver lectures throughout the year, as part of the series, providing insights and identifying trends to students, faculty and business leaders in the UAE. The next lecture will be in October.

Speaking about the maiden lecture in the series, Philippe Delpech, President, Carrier EMEA, said: “We are delighted to have received such positive feedback from the first lecture, and we hope the Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series will continue to advance knowledge and stimulate a dialogue for a greener future.”

Dr Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology, said that the HCT was pleased to collaborate with Carrier to bring renowned sustainability experts to the country to discuss current and relevant principles and practices.

John Mandyck, Carrier Vice President for Sustainability & Environmental Strategies, added, “For over 100 years, Carrier has been a leading education provider for the building industry. Solutions to today’s environmental challenges require new thinking that the Higher Colleges of Technology can deliver through its sustainability curriculum and partnerships like those with Carrier. We are proud to join with HCT in advancing education and sustainability through the Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series.”


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