Ingersoll Rand to Feature Climate Research, Trane Building Advantage at 2016 EE Global Forum
Davidson, N.C., May 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, and Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will speak to new climate research and the future of energy productivity in commercial buildings at the ninth annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) in Washington, D.C. on May 11.
Kevin Bollom, vice president of building services for Trane, will speak at two events at EE Global. At the first event, a press announcement breakfast briefing, he will speak to new research findings of a report commissioned by Ingersoll Rand and he will also introduce Trane Building Advantage, a collection of proven methods to determine a building’s full potential that delivers measurable results through our people and portfolio of products and services. At the second event, a panel discussion focusing on buildings of the future, Bollom will share how collecting and monitoring building performance data using the Internet of Things technology from energy consuming devices, analyzing the data and leveraging energy capabilities can translate to actions for improving a building’s energy performance.
“As the world’s attention continues to focus on climate change, we are at a unique point in time where it is essential for businesses to work together to better understand today’s energy demands while simultaneously preparing for the demands of the future,” Bollom said. “As an expert in building efficiency, we are seeing organizations of all sizes and in all industries realize the benefits of energy efficient solutions. Ingersoll Rand and Trane are committed to working with building owners to quantify these solutions to ensure they are capturing the maximum in energy efficiency gains.”
Trane Building Advantage incorporates a variety of energy management services to collect, monitor and analyze data from connected energy consuming devices to provide insights for improving building energy performance.
“Ingersoll Rand’s announcement at this year’s EE Global adds another exciting layer of energy efficiency advancement at this year’s forum,” said Kateri Callahan, president of Alliance to Save Energy. “Ingersoll Rand’s study reveals the important and impactful ways that corporations are tackling climate change through deployment of energy efficiency in addition to other measures. We look forward to showcasing these best practices and corporate leadership to our international audiences.”
Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment
Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, made a Climate Commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment pledges to:
- Cut the refrigerant GHG footprint of its products by 50 percent by 2020 and incorporate lower 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 company’s Climate 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. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.
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About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
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. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.trane.com.
Dan Berei, Ingersoll Rand