Willis H. Carrier began training members of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry in 1905. Carrier continues to promote technical expertise in the industry with the expansion of its sustainable solutions curriculum and has recently been named a U.S. Green Building Council Education Provider (USGBC EP). To earn this status, Carrier's course materials were reviewed by a panel of USGBC peers and deemed to provide the high level of quality required for training Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) professionals.
The courses and workshops supporting LEED-Professional Credentials™ are administered through the Carrier University Institute for Sustainability. The newly created Carrier University Institute for Sustainability focuses on professional development, technical training and application tools. The Institute bundles the company’s body of knowledge and expertise into a single place focused on serving those seeking sustainability education. In 2010, Carrier became the first company to license USGBC’s LEED curriculum to train its employees and customers in sustainable building solutions.