Chief Sustainability Officer
United Technologies Corporation
John Mandyck serves as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation. A global leader in the aerospace, food refrigeration and commercial building industries, United Technologies provides high-technology systems and services that set the standard for performance, reliability and energy efficiency.
John interfaces with global environmental stakeholders and leading organizations such as the US Green Building Council, which United Technologies’ Carrier business helped found in 1993. He is the current chair of the WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board, and serves as chairman of the Board of Directors for the Urban Green Council in New York City. He is a member of the Corporate Council at the Harvard University Center for Health and the Global Environment. He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy to co-chair the Department of Energy’s Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee. John is the co-author of the book Food Foolish, which explores the hidden connection between food waste, hunger and climate change. He has presented energy efficiency, sustainability and future of food strategies to audiences around the world.
United Technologies provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs.
Trends in urbanization and population growth continue to require more sustainable products and behaviors. As a leader in green aviation, we’ve set the standard for fuel efficiency, emission reduction and lower noise with our new Geared Turbofan jet engine. As the world’s largest provider of building technologies, we’ve developed energy-efficient solutions for green buildings that can change how cities urbanize. As a leader of technologies that keep food safe and fresh for consumption, we see ways to extend food supplies while avoiding food waste to feed our growing planet.
We lead by example, implementing sustainable solutions in our offices and factories as we have been doing for almost 30 years. Since 1997, we’ve tripled the size of our business while reducing our water consumption by 57 percent and our greenhouse gases by 34 percent. For UTC, sustainability means we can do good for the planet while we do good for our employees, communities, customers and shareowners.
By 2050 nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. This means more buildings will be needed, and buildings already consume 40% of global energy. Clearly, the future of buildings and the future of sustainability go hand in hand.Read more >
Employees who work in certified green buildings have been found to have higher cognitive function scores, fewer sick building symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University.Read more >
Global green building is expected to double by 2018, according to a new study from Dodge Data & Analytics, made possible with support from United Technologies Corporation and its UTC Climate, Controls & Security business, on which the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) was a research partnerRead more >