Zero-Waste Part of Sustainability Journey at Trane Facility in Waco, Texas

Jun 9, 2016 11:30 AM ET

In 2008, the team at Ingersoll Rand’s Trane facility in Waco, Texas, committed to the goals of zero waste by 2016 and grid neutrality by 2020, as well as a significant reduction in water usage. The facility, which manufactures the Ingersoll Rand water source heat pump product portfolio, is well on its way toward achieving these targets.

Retrofitting new plant HVAC, roofing and lighting systems has reduced electricity usage per equivalent unit of production 45 percent. Non-hazardous waste to landfill has been cut 90 percent, and total recycling including scrap metal has increased from 73 to 97 percent. By eliminating process water in manufacturing and upgrading building plumbing and landscaping, the team has reduced water usage per equivalent unit of production 65 percent.

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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