Ingersoll Rand to Discuss Embedding Sustainability in Operations at Building Energy Summit
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – W. Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will speak to building owners and operators on energy efficient technologies and solutions at the Building Energy Summit. The event is scheduled to take place April 27 in Washington.
Tew will speak in the session “Walking the Sustainability Talk: The Path to Success” from 10:15-11:15 a.m. He will share insights on strategies to effectively embed sustainability throughout projects and operations, and the importance of leveraging an energy efficient product portfolio. The summit focuses on the integration of new technologies into building operations from smart building solutions, to advanced data and analytics, to cloud based monitoring and controls.
“With energy and climate-related commitments quickly becoming the norm for global organizations, it’s important for leaders to leverage and improve building performance by integrating the most sustainable products and technologies,” Tew said. “Gathering like-minded leaders and developers at the Building Energy Summit is an excellent way to share best practices and build upon successes as we look to the next generation of solutions.”
The Building Energy Summit is an annual conference bringing building owners and energy experts together to discuss energy efficient technologies, smart building solutions, sustainable building operations, public policy, funding and incentives and alternative sources of energy.
“This is a landmark effort of leaders from the technology, energy, and real estate industries coming together for a common goal,” said Darlene Pope, producer of the event. “The Summit brings all the resources attendees need for planning and implementing energy efficient building solutions all under one roof.”
Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment
Ingersoll Rand made a commitment to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The company’s Climate Commitment pledges to:
- Cut the refrigerant GHG footprint of its products by 50 percent by 2020 and incorporate lower global warming potential (GWP) alternatives across its portfolio by 2030;
- Invest $500 million in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and
- Reduce company operations-related GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020.
To date, the commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 2 million metric tons of CO2e globally, which is the equivalent of avoiding annual CO2 emissions from energy used in more than 270,000 homes or more than 2.1 billion pounds of coal burned. In support of the commitment, Ingersoll Rand launched EcoWise™, a portfolio of products designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-global warming potential refrigerants and high efficiency operation. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.
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 $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.