South Florida Business Journal reports that United Technologies Corp.’s Climate Controls and Security (UTC CCS) division has broken ground on its $115 million headquarters and building innovation showcase facility in Palm Beach Gardens.
The plans call for 224,000-sq. ft. complex at the southeast corner of Interstate 95 and Donald Ross Rd. The company acquired the 30-acre site for $17.25 million in late 2015 and qualified for up to $10.56 million in local and state incentives to create the jobs with average wages of $85,000.
UTC CCS president Bob McDonough said the Center for Intelligent Buildings would allow the company to show buildings can be built safely and efficiently by integrating its technology brands, including Carrier, Otis, Automated Logic, and Chubb.
It will feature displays of high-efficiency air conditioning systems, security and fire safety systems, glass-enclosed models of working elevators and escalators and systems that monitor building energy use and security, with a 30,000-sq. ft. customer experience center and a 350-seat conference room to demonstrate its technologies.
“This center will serve as a living showcase, demonstrating the latest building technology and pioneering new concepts that will help our customers meet their needs efficiently, sustainably and intelligently,” McDonough said.