There’s more focus than ever on healthy buildings and homes. But healthy indoor environments are not about a moment – they’re part of a movement. And Carrier is here to lead it with an unmatched breadth and depth of products covering HVAC, fire and security.
The human impact of healthy buildings
From the most fundamental elements of safety and security to the cognitive and health benefits of improved air quality and ventilation, healthy buildings provide environments that are optimized to positively impact the people inside. It’s why Carrier is leading the way in helping customers think about buildings differently – starting by thinking about building occupants first.
Explore what’s possible with a healthy building strategy, how to get started and why it makes sense to turn to Carrier for our expertise and an industry-leading portfolio across nearly all aspects of healthy buildings.
Carrier's approach to healthy buildings
There are many aspects to making all homes and buildings healthy. We have the expertise and full portfolio of equipment, services and automation solutions needed to help protect people and property, enhance occupant experiences and increase operational efficiencies for the entire lifecycle.
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Turn to Carrier to help you:
Assess the needs of your indoor environment
Provide recommendations for service, modifications, new equipment
Implement equipment and services that make your indoor environment safe and healthy
Access the data that proves the value of the optimizations
Healthy buildings expertise
Carrier has a history of expertise in healthy buildings. We invented modern air conditioning and helped establish the first NICU – and one of the earliest examples of a healthy indoor environment – at Allegheny General Hospital in 1914. We drove the green building movement and we invigorated the dialogue around the impact of indoor environments on people, performance and health with the groundbreaking COGfx and HEALTHfx studies. Today, we continue to apply more than 100 years of experience creating optimal indoor environments, partnering with academic researchers and global experts to unlock the incredible potential of indoor environments.
What is a healthy building?
A healthy building provides an indoor environment that is optimized to positively impact the health, well-being and productivity of occupants. To achieve this, buildings must strive to meet a number of foundational criteria that cover everything from ventilation and air quality to lighting, views and physical security. Part of a layered approach, creating a healthy building through engineering controls in spaces is a key component of combatting COVID-19.
The science of healthy buildings
As humans, we spend 90% of our time indoors. Consequently, buildings play a significant role in our lives and directly impact our health. Through the COGfx Study, research has shown that healthy buildings can significantly improve cognitive function. In addition, healthy buildings can impact the bottom line for a business – from reducing energy waste and the related costs to improving worker productivity.
The science of risk reduction
Explore a new research-based assessment tool for evaluating risk of airborne transmission and developing custom healthy building strategies.Learn More
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Why Fire and Life Safety Systems Are Critical for Healthy Buildings
This educational webinar shares insightful data on the connection between proactive safety planning and enhancing occupants’ overall confidence and well-being. Actionable recommendations for individuals responsible for fire and life safety protection include short and long-term solutions depending upon the unique needs of the building and/or organization. This session provides useful insights for building owners, facility managers, IT directors and managers, operations and maintenance personnel, safety directors and managers, security officers, and human resources leaders.Watch Now
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Enhancing Occupant Safety and Security in Today's Buildings
This webinar helps viewer understand the steps they can take now to make progress toward a healthier building through applying incident management technologies, reducing touch points, leveraging screening solutions, and achieving a better holistic experience through systems integration.Watch Now
Leading the Way to a Healthier Future
In addition to the work we are doing to help weather the pandemic now, we are always looking to the future of healthier buildings and a healthier, safe, sustainable cold chain. From partnering with leading experts to study the effects of improving indoor environmental quality on cognitive function to our own investments in R&D solutions that improve operational efficiency and make buildings healthier and the cold chain safer and more sustainable.Learn More
Healthy buildings assessments
Many building owners and operators may be unsure about how to move forward in developing a healthy building strategy. That's why, through our best-in-class BluEdge service offering, Carrier is here to help – starting with assessments across all aspects of your building.
The new standard in service, BluEdge provides support for the entire building lifecycle. This includes assessments to help you with everything from recommissioning equipment to identifying and implementing opportunities to improve air quality to outlining strategies for security upgrades, screening and touchless access.
Healthy buildings implementation
Healthy buildings must strive to meet a number of foundational criteria, which cover everything from ventilation and air quality to lighting, views and physical security. Carrier has built a complete portfolio of solutions to address these criteria, with a full range of HVAC solutions and controls and fire and security solutions covering everything from fire detection and prevention to thermal screening and touchless access.
Carrier has healthy building solutions to address the needs of today’s buildings from all perspectives, protecting people and property, enhancing occupant experiences and increasing operational efficiency.
Filtration - Dust & Pests
Safety & Security
Lighting & Views
The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building, Allen, J.D., https://9foundations.forhealth.org
Healthy buildings optimization
Through advanced controls and digital solutions and services, Carrier is here to help you confidently optimize your building – and the investment in creating a healthy, safe environment.
Healthy buildings are about more than design and solutions. Ongoing management and operation are essential to optimizing indoor environments for efficiency, safety, and occupant health and performance. Through our best-in-class BluEdge service and aftermarket offering, Carrier provides a range of services to support the entire building lifecycle.Learn More About BluEdge
Get started today
Whether you have specific products or strategies in mind, or you need help determining where to start, connect with our experts to take steps toward a healthier building.Connect with an expert
Explore how we’re bringing healthy buildings to life
As the inventors of modern air conditioning and a world leader in HVAC, refrigeration, and fire and security solutions, Carrier has a legacy of creating safe and comfortable buildings. Our Healthy Buildings Program builds on that legacy through in-depth expertise and a holistic suite of healthy building technologies and services to address the immediate pandemic concerns and long into the future.
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Carrier experts have in-depth knowledge and experience in commercial buildings and a holistic suite of healthy building technologies and services. With an understanding of how healthy buildings can impact the bottom line for a business, we’re here to help transform offices and other commercial environments into tools that drive energy efficiency, human health and worker productivity.
Carrier has extensive expertise in education applications – from sprawling college campuses to elementary schools. Through healthy buildings strategies, we can help you keep students healthy in the short term while harnessing opportunities to drive overall student health, performance and productivity moving forward.
Alvord Unified School District in Southern California
At the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare facilities have faced critical challenges in caring for patients while ensuring safety and minimizing disease spread. Carrier is here to help with decades of experience in healthcare, including a role in establishing the first NICU – one of the earliest examples of a healthy indoor environment – at Allegheny General Hospital in 1914. Today, healthcare customers can turn to us for the solutions and expertise to help meet these challenges and improve infection control in the short term, while enhancing patient experiences and outcomes, staff productivity and building efficiency moving forward.
As the hospitality industry looks to reopen and rebound from historically low occupancy rates, Carrier has the expertise and solutions to help. By focusing on healthy building strategies and creating healthy indoor environments in hotels, owners and operators can help ensure the health and safety of guests and staff in the short term, while enhancing the guest experience, delivering wellness as a differentiator and driving brand loyalty into the future.
Moving forward, customers in the hard-hit cruise industry are tasked with the incredible challenge of safely restarting operations and gaining passenger confidence. Building on decades of marine experience, Carrier can help cruise customers implement the solutions, controls and healthy building strategies needed to protect passenger and staff health and enhance the cruise experience.
At Carrier, we understand the unique challenges facing today’s retailers – from independent small businesses and restaurants to major chains. Through healthy building strategies, we can help retailers create and maintain healthy and safe environments, ensuring customer and employee safety and confidence in the short term, and enhancing the customer experience for years to come.
Meet the Carrier OptiClean™ air scrubber
Right now, the world is more focused than ever on ways to slow and prevent the spread of disease. With more than a century of expertise in indoor environments, Carrier has developed a solution to help do just that.Learn More
*HEPA filter is 99.97% effective for particles that are 0.3 microns or larger.
Carrier and The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the world's leading organization focused on deploying people first places to advance a global culture of health, are joining forces to advance industry engagement globally through education and the adoption of healthy building practices. The goal is simple – to bring us all back indoors, into the places we love, with confidence.
As a member of The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Carrier is committed to changing the way buildings are designed, built and operated. Healthy buildings, green initiatives and sustainability provide communities with healthier spaces to live, work, and play.