We have 11 OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) sites and had five Environmental Performance Agency Performance Track sites until the Performance Track program was terminated in May 2009. New buildings and renovations are designed to U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. Currently, three facilities are under construction and one, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems–UTC’s first LEED-certified building–opened in 2008.
The LEED rating system is a widely accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The rating system is organized into five categories. Different levels of green building certification are awarded by USGBC based on the total credits earned. Platinum is the highest level, followed by Gold.
We are taking other actions to turn otherwise wasted power plant heat into process steam at our East Hartford and Middletown, Conn., sites which will reduce fuel usage and CO2 produced.
Pratt & Whitney together with joint venture partner, China Eastern Airlines, opened a new, state-of-the-art CFM56® engine overhaul facility in Shanghai in 2009. The facility comprises approximately 23,000 sq. meters (250,000 sq. feet), bigger than three soccer fields. Its in-depth repair capabilities, 10-meter test cell with capability of up to 75,000 pounds of thrust, and state-of-the-art information technology system provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to airline customers in China and the Asia Pacific region. In addition to its tremendous MRO capabilities, the facility is designed to meet LEED Green Building Rating System Platinum standards. Some of the highlights of its “green” design include:
Pratt & Whitney, together with joint venture partner Turkish Technic, built a new, state-of-the-art CFM56® and V2500 engine overhaul facility in Istanbul.
The facility, which inducted its first engine in 2010, comprises approximately 25,000 square meters (250,000 square feet)—bigger than three soccer fields. Its in-depth repair capabilities, a state-of-the-art information technology system along with the newest methodology in safe and efficient engine overhaul practices provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to airline customers in Turkey, the European and Middle Eastern regions, as well as other countries around the world. The center has many energy efficient features:
In 2008, Pratt & Whitney broke ground on a new 105,000 square foot facility that will be the focal point of Commercial Engines & Global Services’ expanding maintenance, repair and overhaul business activities in Singapore. This facility will be the anchor for Singapore’s newest aerospace campus being constructed at Seletar Aerospace Park.
Pratt & Whitney’s G Building is UTC’s first LEED certified building and is powered by a 30 megawatt co-generation facility. Located on our East Hartford, Conn., headquarter campus, it has several energy efficient features and environmental benefits:
In April 2008, Pratt & Whitney dedicated a new energy efficient, environmentally friendly co-generation facility capable of generating about two-thirds of the site electrical energy and the majority of the steam for winter heating, summer cooling and manufacturing process equipment at its Middletown, Conn., site. The combined heat and power plant will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs.
This installation reduces the overall CO2 air emissions footprint of the Middletown facility by more than 12,000 metric tons or 12 percent on an annual basis. It also will conserve energy by using the waste heat from the turbine to make steam while relieving the electric grid of the need to produce more than 60 million kilowatt hours per year.
The design, planning and installation of this unit were completed in a partnership between Pratt & Whitney and Carrier, another division of UTC. Pratt & Whitney worked closely with Carrier to benefit from its expertise in heating and cooling, and powerhouse operations. Carrier served as the lead integrator and installer for the equipment. The new co-generation facility, which is capable of generating 7.5 megawatts of power, became fully operational in March 2008.
Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new 300,000 square foot center is built to meet LEED rating system requirements. The global flight test operations center opened in 2010. It houses the latest equipment, technologies and lean manufacturing processes, including: