On June 2 Ingersoll Rand announced that we will commit to the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Advanced Cooling Challenge (ACC). The CEM and the U.S. Department of Energy launched the ACC today to urge governments, companies and other stakeholders to make, sell or install super-efficient, climate-friendly, affordable cooling solutions
This commitment is aligned with our Climate Commitment and illustrates that Ingersoll Rand is making a difference on critical global issues such as reducing energy use, decreasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving the overall environmental impact of our solutions for customers and for our own facilities. The CEM ACC commitment includes our $500 million investment in product-related research and development by 2020 to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions through our transport refrigeration and HVAC solutions.
“We are participating in this because we believe in the mission to provide high efficiency, climate-friendly and accessible cooling products to markets around the world,” said Dave Regnery, at the commitment launch in San Francisco. "Almost half of the world’s energy use comes from industrial, commercial and residential buildings, with the HVAC and lighting systems being the greatest opportunity for improvement,” he continued. “We believe we can make a difference by helping building owners address this critical issue.”
On June 2 we also reinforced our commitment to reducing our GHG emissions from our own operations by 35 percent by 2020. A key strategy for achieving these targets is applying energy services and building automation systems (BAS) from our Trane Building Advantage brand, to improve the efficiency of our own facilities with high-efficiency, smart and climate-friendly building energy management systems and Trane cooling equipment.
The ACC was designed to urge governments, companies and other stakeholders to make, sell, or install super-efficient air conditioner or cooling solutions that are smart, climate-friendly and affordable. The challenge was created as a call to action, recognizing that access to cooling improves health, productivity, economic growth and education.
To date, our 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, we expect to reduce our carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.
Dave Regnery, Commercial HVAC North America and EMEA president (left), announces Ingersoll Rand's commitment to the
Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Advanced Cooling Challenge (ACC) at the commitment launch in San Francisco, California