Ingersoll Rand and Trane Leaders Join Global Sustainability Professionals at Energy & Sustainability Conference

Feb 10, 2014 9:00 AM ET

DAVIDSON, N.C., Feb. 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Scott Tew, executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, Howard Turner, contracting solutions manager, Trane, and Jeff Smitley, Energy Solutions Group account manager, Trane, will lead discussions at the Energy & Sustainability Conference, Feb. 11-12, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Va. 

Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, this event is the largest energy and sustainability conference in Virginia. National leaders from business and institutional market sectors will discuss how sustainability is changing their organizations and how they are adapting and leveraging sustainability as a way to enhance business results. Trane, a leading global provider of home comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is a Platinum Sponsor of the event.

Ingersoll Rand speakers will share expertise regarding sustainability trends, challenges and solutions at sessions throughout the conference.

Event and Session Details:  Conference website and agenda:

Session title: Global Sustainability Directors

Session Speaker: Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

When: Feb. 11, 2014, 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tew will join executives from DuPont and Ford to share perspectives on how their organizations are leveraging energy and sustainability strategies to improve their business metrics. Tew will also discuss the importance of embedding sustainability into a company’s culture and share examples of how Ingersoll Rand has engaged employees to think more sustainably, resulting in measurable positive results for the company.

Session title: A Day in the Life of a Chief Facility Officer

Session Moderator: Howard Turner, contracting solutions manager, Trane

When: Feb. 11, 2014, 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Turner will moderate this higher education-focused session. Facilities managers will discuss how they are incorporating energy and sustainability into their strategies; their challenges and successes; and what they see occurring in the next few years to help with these initiatives.

Session title: Combined Heat and Power: A Clean, Reliable and Affordable Energy Solution for Virginia Business

Session Moderator: Jeff Smitley, Energy Solutions Group account manager, Trane

When: Feb. 12, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Smitley will moderate this panel discussion. Industry leaders will discuss the business case and opportunities for combined heat and power deployment in the public and private sector.


About the Conference

The 2014 Energy & Sustainability Conference will feature national leaders across business and institutional market sectors who explore how sustainability is changing their organizations and how they are leveraging sustainability to enhance business results. Market sectors include manufacturing, healthcare, local and state government, K–12, commercial real estate and higher education. This conference is hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit

About the Speaker

Scott Tew is the founder of the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand (CEES) and is responsible for sustainability initiatives aimed at reducing resource demand of products and minimizing resource use. He has helped develop a green product portfolio, personalized employee engagement programs, unique research on unmet needs in the green space, and sustainability-related solution concepts. Tew holds degrees in environmental science and ecology from Livingston University. He plays key roles in the Alliance to Save Energy, the EDGE Center for Energy and the Global Environment at Duke University, the North Carolina New Schools Energy & Sustainability Council, and the US and India Green Building Councils, and has contributed to the book, “Practicing Sustainability”. He’s a featured speaker and thought leader in linking public policy, economic impacts and sustainability.

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit

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