As part of Ingersoll Rand’s drive to foster an open, industry-wide dialogue among key stakeholders, customers and policy-makers, our Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) team recently participated in a key event and publication sponsored by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). The BCSE is one of the preeminent voices in supporting and creating markets that advance three areas of clean energy – renewable energy sources, natural gas and energy efficiency.
For the second year in a row the council teamed with Bloomberg New Energy Finance to create the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. In conjunction with the launch of the book, Jordan Doria, manager, stakeholder engagement for CEES sat on a panel with other industry thought leaders to discuss trends in energy efficiency.
“The Business Council for Sustainable Energy is a highly influential organization with access to top-level policy makers,” said Doria. “Working with their team to develop the energy efficiency section of the factbook and engaging with other leaders as part of a panel discussion presents Ingersoll Rand as a leader in energy efficiency.”
2014 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook
This year’s Factbook is a single repository of what is currently happening in the market. Rather than relying on projections or assumptions, the publication fills a gap by providing comprehensive economic data and industry facts used by policy makers, non-government associations (NGOs) and the investment community.
Historical Snapshot of Chiller Efficiency Improvements
For inclusion in the Factbook, Ingersoll Rand and the Trane team provided a historical snapshot of chiller efficiency improvements over time using ASHRAE Standard 90.1 – a benchmark for commercial building energy codes developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The data provided illustrates that the trend toward greater energy efficiency is real, visible in the data, and that corporations are manufacturing and designing new systems to continue to see improvements.
CEES also provided data and analysis on the expansion of energy use benchmarking and disclosure requirements impacting commercial buildings in the United States.