Ingersoll Rand Leader to Discuss Climate Change Improvement Initiatives at Climate Leadership Conference

Nanette Lockwood to share progress on the company’s Climate Commitment and highlight barriers to industry-wide progress
Feb 23, 2015 9:15 AM ET
Press Release

Davidson, N.C., Feb. 23, 2015 /3BL Media/– Nanette Lockwood, global director, climate policy, for Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will participate in a panel discussion at the annual Climate Leadership Conference, held Feb. 24, 2015 in Washington.

The annual conference brings together business, government, academic and non-profit leaders to discuss ways to improve climate change through policy, innovation and business solutions.

“In conjunction with the objectives of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, Ingersoll Rand is implementing a strategic plan to achieve substantial reductions at our operations worldwide,” said Lockwood. “We’re also working to reduce the direct greenhouse gas potential in our HVAC-R products to help our customers achieve their goals.”

Lockwood will participate in the session “Making Deeper Cuts: The Plan for Taking Out Higher GWP Gases” on February 24 from 2:15-3:30 p.m. The panel will focus on the social and economic effects that climate change is impacting across the globe and further explore how different communities are being affected, how companies are responding and initiatives currently yielding positive results. Panelists will address community responses to climate impacts, the economics of climate change and energy prices, the social cost of carbon, and other important drivers of decision-making and action by organizations.

Lockwood will also share insights on barriers to further progress, which include low customer demand for climate-friendly products and the need for updated codes and safety standards that account for new technologies. Lockwood will also provide an update on Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Commitment and the steps taken to date.

“Collaboration with leaders and global organizations will enable us to address ways we can all facilitate progress with this critical global, societal issue,” Lockwood said.

About the Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment
Ingersoll Rand is helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges – including the unsustainable demand for energy resources and its impact on the environment.

To create a sustainable future, Ingersoll Rand announced a profound climate commitment in September 2014 – a roadmap to significantly increase energy efficiency and reduce our environmental impact from our operations and product portfolio. Our climate commitment has three prongs and includes:

  • 50 Percent reduction in the direct GHG potential for our HVAC-R products by 2020.
  • 35 Percent reduction in GHG footprint of our own operations by 2020.
  • $500 Million investment in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions.

This commitment benefits customers and the climate by creating more sustainable product choices for customers, improving our operating footprint globally, and continuing to develop lower GHG emissions options in areas where none exist today. This commitment will result in the avoidance of approximately 20,850,000 metric tons of CO2e globally by 2020, which is equivalent to the energy used by nearly two million homes for one year.

Additional details of Ingersoll Rand’s commitment are publicly available on the website.

About the Speaker

Nanette Lockwood focuses on developing progressive climate-sensitive strategies and coordinating product-related public policy, codes and standards advocacy, globally via Ingersoll Rand’s Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. She works closely with Ingersoll Rand business teams as well as external government, non-government, academic and industry organizations in her efforts to expand and refine product markets.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering from the University of South Florida; a Juris Doctorate from Concord Law School; and a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School.

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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

Paige Muhlenkamp, Ingersoll Rand