Carrier highlights sustainable future


31 October 2023
Didier Genois of Carrier Commercial HVAC

Carrier welcomed UK commercial HVAC customers to its annual conference at Wembley Stadium to learn more about sustainable solutions.

The manufacturer says it combines the latest generation of chillers, air handling units and heat pumps with building technology, controls, BluEdge service and aftermarket offerings to provide lifecycle solutions that transform indoor environments. 

Didier Genois, Vice President and General Manager, Carrier Commercial HVAC, Europe, Middle East and Africa, provided his perspective on the market and Carrier’s investment in new products and technologies in line with the phase down and ban on hydrofluorocarbons and the move towards using low global warming potential hydrofluoroolefin and natural refrigerants in line with F-Gas regulations.

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“Decarbonisation should not wait for the future,” said Genois. “It needs to happen now. At Carrier, we are positioned for sustainability and strive to be a catalyst for positive and energy efficient solutions that support our customers for the long-term.”

Customers learned about Carrier’s continuing efforts to help decarbonise the UK through the adoption of heat pumps. Buildings are currently responsible for 39% of global energy related carbon emissions: 28% from operational emissions, from energy needed to heat, cool and power them. In E.ON’s City of London project, energy-efficient Carrier heat pumps are helping to decarbonise the city.

“Climate change and sustainability, energy transition, the rapid adoption of green energy solutions accelerated by government regulations and incentives, and digitalisation are trends that we are addressing,” said Bertrand Rotagnon, Equipment and Strategy Director, Carrier Commercial HVAC, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and making the transition to heat pumps provides highly efficient methods of heating and cooling, considerably reducing carbon emissions. Carrier’s portfolio of HVAC solutions helps ensure equipment operates at the highest level with preventative and predictive maintenance, aiding customers with their decarbonisation and sustainability goals while gaining a return on their investment over the product’s life span.”

Customers had the opportunity to tour the iconic stadium followed by a showcase of Carrier’s products, including those designed for specific segments such as data centres and hospitality. Guests also gained insights into the world of professional football as broadcaster Ray Stubbs spoke with former Arsenal and England footballer, Ray Parlour.