SWORDS, Ireland — In the second year of its global Climate Commitment, Ingersoll Rand continues to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its products and operations while also convening industry leaders to develop long-term solutions aimed at solving global climate challenges.
Since announcing the commitment in 2014, it has led to 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.
“Announcing our commitment to increase energy efficiency and reduce the GHG emissions related to our operations and products was a major milestone for Ingersoll Rand,” said Paul Camuti, senior vice president of innovation and chief technology officer of Ingersoll Rand. “Our progress to date proves we have the expertise to meet our targets while simultaneously providing innovative and sustainable products to our customers and helping them achieve their own sustainability goals.”
As part of the Climate Commitment, Ingersoll Rand launched EcoWise™, a portfolio of products designed to lower environmental impact with next generation, low-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants and high-efficiency operation. The company has introduced six products under the EcoWise label, including the Series R RTWD chiller — launched in November — used for commercial buildings and industrial applications.
Other successful, commitment-led initiatives include the design and implementation of a proprietary tool to measure emissions reductions against GHG-related targets across its product portfolio and employee-led programs to identify facility upgrades and integrate sustainability modules within the product design process.
“We play a critical role in solving some of the world’s most serious climate challenges, including the projected 37 percent growth in world energy demand and working to keep the global rise in temperature below 2 degrees Celsius,” said Gary Michel, senior vice president of Ingersoll Rand and president of residential solutions. “Our employees and customers expect us to help meet these challenges and that is exactly what we are doing.”