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Carrier celebrates “120th anniversary of modern air conditioning”

Willis Carrier’s innovation has gone on to enable entire industries, power new possibilities and impact lives in all corners of the world, company says

| | Jul 31, 2022 | 7:46 am
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DUBAI, UAE, 31 July 2022: Before bubble gum, short-wave radios, Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity or aeroplanes, Willis Carrier came up with modern air conditioning, Carrier said through a Press release.

Originally developed to solve humidity problems plaguing a printing press in Brooklyn, New York, Willis Carrier’s innovation has gone on to enable entire industries, power new possibilities and impact lives in all corners of the world, Carrier said.

Over the past 120 years, modern air conditioning – and the company born out of it – has fundamentally changed the ways people live, work, learn and play, Carrier said, speaking of its history. Air conditioning, Carrier said, helped give rise to the summer blockbuster, kept travellers cool and comfortable on trains and ships and fuelled the skyward expansion of cities around the world. It also helped preserve history and enabled the start of the digital age, Carrier said. Air conditioning has facilitated the rise of the modern indoor environment: One that improves the health, productivity and comfort of the people inside, Carrier added.

“At Carrier, we put people and planet first by developing new technology that improves health and safety and enhances wellness, while also reducing emissions and preserving our planet,” said Sathya Moorthi, Managing Director, Middle East, Carrier. “We’ve been at the forefront of innovation since 1902.”

According to Carrier, its forward-thinking solutions of today build on the ingenuity of Willis Carrier’s invention. It said it innovates to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, including climate change and public health. For example, Carrier said, as part of its 2030 Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Goals, it is targeting carbon neutrality across our operations and aiming to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint by more than one gigaton. And as COVID-19 shone a light on the criticality of public health, Carrier said it launched its Healthy Buildings Program to provide healthier and safer indoor environments.

Carrier said it invests in important research, including the COGfx Study series, led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who demonstrated better thinking and better health can be found inside healthier buildings with enhanced ventilation.


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