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AIA 2018: Blueprint for Better Cities

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From June 21-22, the Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US Team was in New York City for the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture. This year, the theme “Blueprint for Better Cities,” was ever-present throughout the show focusing specifically on diversity and inclusion, the impact of building materials, energy and carbon pollution, resilience and health and design. Sir David Adjaye, the notable architect of the Washington D.C. Smithsonian Institute and National Museum of African American History and Culture, served as the keynote speaker and discussed using infrastructure as a driver of social change.

The conference also heavily emphasized continuing education. With over 500 seminars and workshops held over the two days, architects had ample opportunities to earn AIA learning units. Architects were also able to expand their product knowledge at the Architecture Expo where over 800 building product manufacturers showcased their products.

This year, we featured a diverse mix of both residential and commercial products including our ceiling cassette indoor units, kumo suite, including kumo cloud® and kumo station®, and Diamond Controls™.

We are committed to the environment and the wellbeing of building occupants and appreciated the goals of this year’s conference. We’re proud to offer top-of-the-line, energy-efficient HVAC systems that support these causes. We can’t wait to see what AIA 2019 will offer!

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