Ingersoll Rand Leader to Examine Energy Efficiency in the Connected World at EPRI Summer Seminar

Ingersoll Rand Leader to Examine Energy Efficiency in the Connected World at EPRI Summer Seminar

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Leandre Adifon to discuss ways technology can enable changes in energy efficiency, at EPRI seminar.

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 10:30am

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DAVIDSON, N.C., Aug. 3, 2015 /3B Media/ – Leandre Adifon, vice president of enterprise systems engineering and advanced technology at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will join energy leaders at the 2015 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Summer Seminar. The event runs August 3-4, with Adifon speaking today, the opening day of the seminar.

Joined by representatives from SunEdison and Nest, Adifon will discuss the ways in which technology can enable transformations. Showcasing Ingersoll Rand’s innovative approach to energy efficient products in the connected world, he will speak to the benefits of connected technologies in maintaining and increasing energy efficiency and performance throughout a product’s life cycle in the built environment, industrial spaces and within transportation.

“The convergence and integration of energy efficiency and connectivity is transforming the way we interact with spaces – office buildings, manufacturing plants, homes – and devices,” Adifon said. “When we examine megatrends, we see unprecedented room for growth in availability of such innovations and an even greater impact on increasing efficiency in our professional and personal lives. The key is to design and implement intelligent systems capable of reducing total waste and make the world a better place to live.”

The Summer Seminar is an annual gathering of EPRI’s Public Advisory Council and the EPRI Board of Directors, along with executives, innovators and thought leaders from the electricity sector and its stakeholders. These experts come together to explore the challenges and opportunities in providing society with affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity.

In September 2014, Ingersoll Rand made public its climate commitment to achieve a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas refrigerant footprint of our products by 2020, and incorporating alternatives with lower global warming potential across the company’s product portfolio by 2030; make a $500 million investment in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and a 35 percent reduction in greenhouse gas footprint of our own operations by 2020.

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About Ingersoll Rand

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About the Speaker

Leandre Adifon is vice president of Enterprise Systems Engineering and Advanced Technology. In this role he oversees engineering excellence, advanced technologies with the networks of excellence and systems engineering for Ingersoll Rand. Adifon came to Ingersoll Rand after 20 years at United Technologies, where he was vice president of Otis Worldwide Engineering and a member of the Otis Executive Committee.

He holds advanced degrees in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic of Milan in Italy and in management and finance technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He also has an MBA from RPI and a certificate in systems design and management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He is a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Global Architecture Forum and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is also a board member of the American School for the Deaf (ASD) in Connecticut and the African School of Economics (ASE).