Sustainability Success Stories

Taking Action, Learning and Sharing Knowledge
Every day, our employees focus on bringing the most effective and environmentally-responsible solutions to our customers and our own operations. Check back as we continually add case studies below, showing the specific and measurable successes we've had in a wide range of areas.

Product Stewardship and Innovation

Trane Helps McDonald’s Restaurant Achieve Significant Electricity Savings
Trane provided the air conditioning system for a McDonald’s in Sao Paulo, Brazil - the first Latin American “green” restaurant, and there’s been significant energy savings.

Ingersoll Rand Site Switches to No-GHG Foaming Agent and Saves Almost $100,000
Employees at Ingersoll Rand's Trane plant in Fort Smith, Ark. adopted use of Ecomate foaming agent for their air handlers, a solution that meets environmental goals and does not contribute to ozone depletion or global warming.

 

Operational Excellence
 
Sub-Metering Enables Significant Energy Reductions

In place at several large Ingersoll Rand manufacturing facilities, Trane eViewTM sub-metering software gives specific energy usage data that has led to significant energy reductions (5% and counting).

Thermo King Uses Recycled Oil from McDonald’s to Run Refrigeration Units (Biodiesel) Thermo King teamed with McDonald’s distributor Martin-Brower to use recycled cooking oil to help run refrigeration trucks and units in Brazil.

Royal Haskoning and Trane Reduce CO2 Emissions and Optimize Energy Efficiency at World Trade Center Amsterdam
State-of-the-art software and HVAC systems enable close monitoring and flexibility, resulting in optimal performance and energy efficiency.

EDF Climate Corps and Ingersoll Rand Pinpoint Energy, Emissions, and Cost Savings
Aiming to help reduce energy usage and carbon emissions, two MBA fellows worked with teams at Ingersoll Rand manufacturing facilities to identify savings in HVAC, compressed air systems and process heating.

Print-On-Demand Process Reduces Waste, Saves Money, and Improves Accuracy
Ingersoll Rand targeted print processes in order to reduce costs and environmental impacts, and succeeded on multiple fronts.

Changing Office Coffee Service Reduces Waste, Saves Money, and Provides Better Coffee
The team at the Davidson, N.C. Ingersoll Rand facility (of 1,000+ employees) changed processes and eliminated use of disposable hot beverage cups, resulting in numerous environmental and cost benefits.

Food Composting Program Integral to Zero Waste-to-Landfill Goals at Trane Facility
In addition to recycling programs for metal, paper, plastics, and more, managing food waste is an important part of waste reduction efforts at Trane’s Trenton, N.J. plant, where they’re proving that composting is easy and effective for keeping large amounts of waste out of landfills.

Trane Energy Optimization Program Helps Companies Implement Energy Reductions
Trane’s Industrial Optimization Group identifies ways to reduce energy use and save money throughout commercial and industrial campuses. They holistically evaluate lighting, equipment, processes, and utilities, then make recommendations and help implement changes.

Analyzing Fuel Purchasing Practices Nets Millions in Savings for Trane Fleet
Trane’s Fuel Reduction Project enables improved mpg and cost savings, and facilitates sharing of best practices amongst teams and locations. In the first year alone, the project resulted in $1.4M in savings.

Strict Recycling at Trane Sites in Germany Makes Zero Waste-to-Landfill a Reality
Germany is one of Europe’s top recyclers. Employees at Trane sites in Germany take part in extensive, easy recycling efforts and as a result, virtually no waste goes to landfills or incineration.

Trane Earns Two Green Globes Certification, Proving Older Buildings Can Operate Sustainably
Teams at Trane’s La Crosse, Wis. office facility proved it’s feasible, practical, and affordable to bring an older building closer to modern standards for environmental responsibility, and earned two Green Globes® from the Green Building Initiative (GBI).

Trane Location Saves Energy and Betters Work Environment by Revamping Lighting
Substantial cost and energy savings are happening due to an overhaul of the lighting system at Trane’s Los Angeles facility that included bringing more natural light to interior areas, adding state-of-the-art controls, and more.

Zero Waste-to-Landfill Focus at Ingersoll Rand Increases Revenues, Spurs Culture Change
Employees at Ingersoll Rand’s Mocksville, NC plant continually find ways to reduce hazardous and non-hazardous waste, leading to substantial financial and environmental savings.

Ingersoll Rand Team Helps Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Reduce Energy Costs 20%
In line with their educational mission and spurred by a state mandate for colleges to reduce energy usage by 20%, CPCC leaders turned to Ingersoll Rand and Trane for a high performance building approach to updating the campus.

Social and Community Contributions
 
New Commuting Habits of Ingersoll Rand Employees Lead to Ongoing, Sizable Savings

In the short period since changing their commuting methods, a small group of employees has saved over $6,000 in costs, 12,000 miles, and 500 gallons of gas.

Trane and “Go Green Virginia” Help Schools and Towns Reduce Emissions and Save Money
Through public/private partnerships, local groups can increase efficiency, save money and mitigate environmental impacts by implementing a wide range of strategies.

 

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