Carrier’s efforts to reverse ozone depletion win award
13 years of effort by Carrier in eliminating ozone-depleting substances have been acknowledged by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Carrier Corporation won the Best-of-the Best Stratospheric Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of its achievements in helping to restore the Earth’s protective ozone layer. The presentation coincided with the twentieth anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, which calls for a global-elimination of ozone-depleting substances such as R11 and R12 that used to be used in air-conditioning systems and HCFCs such as R22. In 1994, Carrier became the first company to phase out CFCs from air-conditioning systems worldwide — two years ahead of requirements in the USA and 16 years ahead of mandates in developing countries. In 1996, Carrier was first to offer non-ozone-depleting commercial and residential systems, and has since sold three million Puron residential systems in North America. In 2005, Carrier introduced the Evergreen 23XRV variable-speed screw chiller using non-ozone-depleting HFC134a refrigerant. Bob Meyers of the EPA’s Office of Air & Radiation, said, ‘Environmental leading companies like Carrier demonstrate that global environmental protection can go hand in hand with economic gain. The 2007 Best-of-the-best Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award winner has demonstrated sustained commitment to protection of our global environment.’