Carrier's Legacy


A WORLD BEFORE COOLING (1880)

Before air-conditioning, hot humid weather often meant lost work days and sleepless nights.

THE SLIDE RULE (1881)

Willis Carrier's slide rule, patented in 1881. Carrier used this instrument to calculate dew point control, a break through that was the foundation for air-conditioning.


THE INVENTOR (1902)

Dr Willis Carrier invents modern air conditioning in 1902. His contributions toward human comfort over 50 years were so comprehensive that he became known as "the father of air conditioning."

STARTING THE ENGINE (1902)

Willis Carrier starts the world's first air conditioner in a printing plant in Brooklyn.

THE FIRST CENTRAL SYSTEM (1906)

Carrier's "apparatus for treatment of air", installed in a cotton mill in Belmont, North Carolina.


CARRIER AROUND THE WORLD (1914)

Air-conditioning became an international phenomenon, now reaching into Asia, Europe, Middle East and South America.

HOME COMFORT (1914)

Carrier achieves the first application for air-conditioning in the Charles Gates residence in Minnesota.


THE FIRST FEMALE ENGINEER (1917)

Carrier hires Margaret Ingels as America's first female air-conditioning engineer, around the time when women were also afforded the right to vote. 

NEWARK RESEARCH LAB (1918)

An iconic photo of Carrier co founder, Alfred Stacey, seated in the new research laboratory.


CENTRIFUGAL CHILLING (1922)

Centrifugal chilling takes off, opening the door for large scale comfort air conditioning.

THE MAGNA CARTA (1922)

Willis Carrier's Rational Psychometric Formulae today still serves as the basis of today's designs and has been an essential tool for generations of engineers.


BREAKING THE ICE (1925)

New York City's Madison Square Garden opened in 1925, employing Carrier centrifugal chillers to cool patrons and to produce a perfect surface for professional ice hockey.

REACHING FOR THE SKY (1926)

The Patterson building in Fresno, California becomes the worlds first air conditioned skyscraper.


OUT TO SEA (1931)

The M.V Victoria, a 13400 ton Italian motor ship designed to run from Italy to Egypt becomes the first vessel to make it's maiden voyage equipped with Carrier cooling systems.

THE WORLD FAIR (1939)

The world fair in New York City attracted 1.3m visitors using the motto "building the world of tomorrow."


THE WAR EFFORT (1942)

1942 was the 20 year anniversary of the invention of the centrifugal chiller. Air conditioning became a critical component of the efficient production of war material in a multitude of applications.

ONTO THE BUS (1946)

San Antonio, Texas-the world's first air-conditioned bus is put into operation. 


REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT (1968)

Carrier introduces the first front-wall refrigeration unit for containers. 

COOLING 110 FLOORS (1971)

Carrier is awarded principal contractor for the Sears Towers in Chicago, then the tallest building in the world.


GOING DIGITAL (1980)

Efficient cooling for data centres helping to make the worldwide web accessible to people across the globe.

A NATURAL LEADER (1990)

Geraud Darnis, President of Carrier Corporation addresses attendees at the sustainable energy summit.

PRESERVING A MASTERPIECE (1993)

Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel was exposed to the elements. Highly accurate Carrier temperature and humidity control systems are installed to preserve it for future generations.


GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCE (2008)

Beijing National Stadium or "Bird's Nest" is fitted with the first Chinese produced and En1886 certified (the highest international HVAC standard) Carrier air handling units.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Carrier's environmental stewardship has always included a commitment to the use of sound refrigerants.