U.S. Green Building Council Presents Pratt & Whitney Shanghai Engine Center with Certification as First in China to Achieve LEED(R) Platinum

BEIJING, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Green Building Council today in conjunction with the China Green Building Conference presented the joint venture between China Eastern Airlines and Pratt & Whitney with certification recognizing the Shanghai Engine Center as the first facility in China to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

"The Shanghai Engine Center is a further demonstration of Pratt & Whitney and UTC's commitment to sustainable development and practices. We believe that this project will serve as a leading example for other facilities within China when pursuing energy saving integration with operational efficiency," said Rick Fedrizzi, president and CEO & Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Worldwide there are more than 5,000 LEED certified buildings - but only about 5 percent have earned Platinum certification. The LEED rating system was designed as a framework to identify and implement sustainable practices that bring energy and resource savings.

Located in the Qingpu district, the Shanghai Engine Center officially opened in September 2009 as an environmentally friendly and highly efficient CFM56 engine maintenance, repair and overhaul facility. The facility incorporates high-performance building solutions from other UTC businesses. Carrier supplied high-efficiency products including Evergreen® 19XRV variable speed centrifugal chillers, AquaForce® 30XQ air-cooled heat pumps, air handling units with energy recovery, and Automated Logic® building system controls, in addition to managing the building's system commissioning. Hamilton Sundstrand supplied a Sullair LS20 compressed air system and UTC Fire & Security provided security and access controls.

Pratt & Whitney, through its Global Service Partners (GSP) network, is a total service provider for Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI engines. In addition to engine overhaul and repair services, GSP provides customers improved engine performance and increased asset value through a broad portfolio of services including line maintenance, engine monitoring and diagnostics, environmentally friendly on-wing water washes, leased engines, custom engine service programs and new and repaired parts.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

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