2017 Environmental Leader Conference honors Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand won an Environmental Leader Product Award for its Ingersoll Rand Next Generation R-Series line of compressors at the Environmental Leader Conference in Denver, Colorado on June 6, 2017. Deborah Kalish, program manager for Ingersoll Rand, also received an Energy Manager Today 50 award at the conference.

The Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards recognize excellence in products/services and projects that provide companies with environmental, sustainability and energy management benefits; winners are awarded Top Product based on scores from a panel of judges with experience in environmental management.

“We are honored to receive this award at the Environmental Leader Conference,” said Kevin Kosobud, contact-cooled portfolio leader for Ingersoll Rand Compression Technologies and Services. “This technology helps our customers improve their energy efficiency and sustainability. It has been a great example of how, through a commitment to innovation and global teamwork, we are bringing leading edge efficiency technology to the market.”

The Next Generation R-Series air compressors deliver enhanced performance and reliability, lowering operational costs for those in need of general purpose plant air in support of many manufacturing applications. All fixed-speed models are 16 percent more efficient compared to legacy products, while the variable speed option is up to 35 percent more efficient compared to the industry average.

In recognition of her sustainability efforts, Kalish also received an Energy Manager Today 50 award at the conference award ceremony. She leads sustainability efforts for new product development, and serves as the program manager for the company’s Climate Commitment. Kalish received the award for her leadership in the development of improved energy management strategies that impact the company as well as the acceleration of the industry.

Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment

Ingersoll Rand 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 GHG refrigerant 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 by 2020 to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and
  • Reduce company operations-related GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020.

The company’s Climate Commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 6.7 million metric tons of CO2e globally, which is the equivalent of avoiding annual CO2 emissions from energy used in more than 700,000 homes. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.

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