United Technologies Opens State-of-the-Art Innovation Center, Announces Plan to Create 100 Additional Jobs

The new UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings has recently opened as a state-of-the-art innovation and technology experience center. Both a modern and connected work space for 500 employees, the environmentally sustainable building was designed to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum standards. It serves as the global headquarters for UTC Climate, Controls & Security.

Employees working in the building today – and those filling the 100 new jobs expected to be created in Florida by 2021 – will benefit from the same advanced technologies. The center is designed to indoor air quality conditions found by Harvard University researchers to double occupants’ cognitive function test scores compared to a conventional building environment. In addition, employees will have access to a custom mobile app that will enable access to the building, control the temperature and lighting in their workspaces and help them find their next meeting through wayfinding capabilities. Further, the office space is also designed to be open and collaborative, incorporating employee feedback and expert guidance to deliver the kind of workplace our employees want and one that best fosters innovation.

The 224,000-square-foot UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings meets the highest standards for green design and operation. UTC is seeking LEED Platinum certification by the USGBC for the facility, which boasts a number of efficient and environmentally responsible technologies that reduce energy and the consumption of water and carbon dioxide on an annual basis.

Featuring innovative products, integrated systems and interactive displays from UTC brands such as Carrier, Otis, Automated Logic, Chubb, Edwards, Kidde and Lenel, the building offers a top-of-the-line briefing center and conference facility to ensure all customer visits are productive and collaborative from start to finish.