ABCs of HVAC Sustainability

ABCs of HVAC Sustainability

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 5:00pm to 8:00pm
: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202
Information and Registration

Carrier Presents ABCs of HVAC Sustainability


Speaker: Valerie Lisi, Associate Director of Engineering Sustainability, Carrier

PDH Credit: 1.0 PDH – Pending

Anticipated Timeline of Events:

  • 5:30pm – Happy Hour
  • 6:15pm – Food
  • 6:30pm – Presentation

Presentation Overview:

With great power comes great responsibility.  The HVAC industry is responsible for 15% of global carbon emissions.  Learn more about Sustainability in the HVACR industry including Net Zero, Life Cycle Assessments and refrigerants.

Presentation Outline:

  • HVACR industry impact on global warming
  • Carrier’s sustainability goals: Gigaton and Net Zero
  • Net Zero vs Carbon Neutral
  • Carbon emissions calculations
  • Embodied Carbon: LCAs and EPDs
  • Decarbonization opportunities in HVACR (refrigerants, heat pumps, energy management, materials)
  • Decarbonization efforts across ASHRAE

Location: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W Willow St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Registration includes a barbeque dinner buffet of two meat choices and 3 side options (varies every meeting). Please notify a board member when checking in at the front desk of any dietary restrictions and accommodations will be made.

Don’t forget about out 50-50 raffle! Cash only! tickets can be purchased at the check-in table the day of the event.


Pictured is our presenter Valerie Lisi is the Associate Director of Engineering Sustainability at Carrier.

Presenter Bio

Valerie Lisi is the Associate Director of Engineering Sustainability at Carrier.  With a background in Chemistry, Valerie has experience in refrigerant development and manufacturing as well as materials engineer.  Valerie led materials qualifications for new refrigerants and lubricants, managed materials labs and was active in ASHRAE Section 3 technical committees before transitioning to a career in Sustainability.  Now, Valerie leads the Net Zero project and is focused implementing the technologies to enable a Net Zero product portfolio.