For Our Customers, Employees and Communities Ingersoll Rand is a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. With decades of experience in the built environment and success in engineering critical infrastructure technologies, we help our customers achieve profitable growth, maximize the potential of their building assets, and minimize their energy use.
In 2010, Ingersoll Rand launched the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) to help our customers and our company leverage best practices in sustainability. Within Ingersoll Rand, the CEES is a strategic business catalyst that helps us understand the benefits that sustainability can have in growing our company and reducing our own operational footprint, while helping increase the pace of sustainable innovation. Whether the focus is reducing emissions, energy costs, material waste, or retrofitting a building to improve its energy efficiency, the CEES is carving a path for employees, customers, and critical stakeholders to help them understand and incorporate fresh perspectives and new approaches for meeting sustainability goals. Fresh Ideas, Expertise, and Dialogue Spur Improvements. Every day, the CEES builds new relationships with agencies, government groups, non-profits and customers to understand present and future marketplace needs and share best practices to help us create new solutions and reduce our own carbon footprint.
CEES comprehensive focus areas include:
Priorities for Environmental Progress-Sharing Insights and Fresh Ideas That Bring Sustainable Change These CEES priority areas focus on making positive changes for sustainability and energy efficiency.
Building Efficiency The demand for more energy efficient buildings is growing. These buildings will create better environments for work, reduce energy reliance, and increase a company's competitiveness. The CEES works to further technologies that allow buildings to use energy more efficiently, and therefore economic resources, more intelligently.
Global Issues & Advocacy The CEES regularly engages our important global policy and industry stakeholders to educate them on issues that promote smarter energy usage. We also focus on improving our product lifecycles, lessening their environmental impact from creation to recycling. This is an important issue, and our team is also working to push legislation and industry standards to produce better product lifecycle results.
Education & Partnerships By working with non-governmental organizations, universities, and industry leaders, we invest in research and education that expands and enriches the sustainability conversation. We share the information we've learned and gathered with building owners, end-users, and the scientific community. Education and training for our employees is one of our top priorities, since it helps us bring better solutions and products to life.
New Energy According to the International Energy Agency, global energy demand will grow 55 percent by 2030. New technologies, such as solar and "Smart Grid" infrastructure, can help developed and developing countries manage energy demand and save significant energy costs. By increasing the understanding of these new technologies, we look forward to more environmentally informed options.