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Beijing 2008 Olympics (China)

Carrier triumph at the Beijing Olympics

Carrier Corporation secured 70% of the HVAC projects awarded at the Beijing Olympics, 2008. Each chosen Carrier product reflects a combination of technical perfection, environmentally sound refrigerants, sustainable manufacturing practices and an ongoing commitment to provide exemplary customer service.

By supporting the event’s combined themes of Hi-Tech Olympics, Green Olympics and People’s Olympics, Carrier Corporation secured 70% of the HVAC projects awarded. To achieve this success, Carrier China focused their sales strategies on three areas grounded in UTC core competencies and business values:

  • Energy Efficiency and Ozone Protection 
  • Technological Innovation 
  • Customer Satisfaction 

Carrier’s success with supplying and installing air conditioning at the Barcelona & Athens Olympics games made them the first choice for Beijing 2008.

Chosen products include:

  • Absorption chillers 
  • Air Handling Units 
  • Fan Coil Units 
  • Centrifugal Chillers 
  • Screw Chillers 
  • Carrier Comfort Network (CCN) Controls Systems

The following Sport Venues incorporated Carrier’s System Solutions:

National Stadiums:

  • Beijing China Agricultural University Indoor Stadium 
  • Beijing University of Technology Indoor Stadium 
  • Nation Indoor Stadium 
  • Peking University Stadium 
  • Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre Stadium 
  • Worker’s Stadium 
  • Wukesong Stadium 

Other Venues:

  • Beijing International Convention Centre 
  • Beijing Shooting Range Hall 
  • Laoshan Velodrome 
  • Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium 
  • Olympic Village 
  • Shenyang Olympic Sports Centre 
  • Tennis Centre 
  • Worker’s Indoor Arena 
  • Two of the most prestigious installations included the Water Cube National Swimming Centre and The Birds Nest National Stadium.

Water Cube National Swimming Centre

Selected Carrier Equipment:

  • Centrifugal Chiller 
  • Air Handling Unit 
  • Fan Coil Unit 
  • Carrier Comfort Network (CCN) Controls System 

Design Features

  • Chiller heat recovery device and Air Handling Unit 
  • System reuses condensation heat for heating of swimming pool water and public hot water 
  • System Controls help meet energy conservation requirements coordinates and controls all system elements to improve system energy efficiency 


  • Non-ozone-depleting refrigerant promotes environmental sustainability and is unaffected by refrigerant phase out 
  • Air Handling Units with energy recovery wheels effectively reclaim heat from return air to pre-treat fresh air, dramatically reducing the system’s energy consumption.

The Birds Nest National Stadium

Selected Carrier Equipment:

  • Air Handling Unit 

Design Features

  • First Chinese-produced HVAC product certified by EN1886, the highest international standard. 
  • Air leakage rate is less than 1% 
  • Each unit is equipped with Carrier’s new high-voltage electrostatic (ionisation chamber) air cleaner 


  • Non-ozone-depleting refrigerant promotes environmental sustainability 
  • High-efficiency Air Handling Units contribute to energy reduction goals 
  • Complete airborne particle removal improves indoor air quality 

This success positions Carrier favourably in the fast growing sporting facilities segment in China and especially for the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, the Shanghai World Expo, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.