As Brazil prepares to host two worldwide sporting events in the next five years, training is already underway – but not just for athletes. Focused on protecting the natural environment around the globe, Carrier Corp. is training building designers and owners on how to incorporate green building practices into their projects by offering the company’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) licensed training event in Brazil.
Carrier’s workshop, entitled LEED 101: Green Building Basics and LEED, attracted more than 40 customers and industry professionals to learn about the LEED rating system, key sustainability terms and concepts, green building best practices, and cost considerations of green buildings. Green building principles were introduced as well as current building trends such as climate change; motivators for green building; and conventional versus integrative approaches to building design, construction, and operations.
Carrier offers a number of tools to help its customers worldwide be environmentally responsible. In addition to being a founding member of the USGBC, Carrier is a founding member of the Argentina, China, India, Singapore and France Green Building Councils. The company is a U.S. Green Building Council Education Provider and is the first company to license USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) curriculum.
Carrier also leverages the Carrier University Institute for Sustainability to provide ongoing professional development, technical training and application tools to the industry. Additionally, customer events, such as Green Done Easy and the Global Engineering Conference, provide commercial customers with training on key topics and challenges in the industry today.
For more information and its sustainability initiatives, visit the Carrier website.