Green Seal, an organization offering third-party certification of sustainability standards for both business-to-business and consumer products, recently honored Ingersoll Rand’s Trane business for 15 years of Green Seal certification.
“Green Seal was a pioneering organization and one of the first to use Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in understanding the environmental footprint of a product,” said Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES). “Trane has maintained the Green Seal label on our CenTraVac chillers for the past 15 years, continually pushing ourselves to be good stewards of the environment and doing what’s right for our customers in terms of their environmental footprint, and ours.”
On Oct. 8, 2014, Green Seal member companies were honored at the organization’s 25th Anniversary Celebration in Washington D.C. Trane was among three companies honored for 15 years of certification, joining Andersen Windows and Doors and A.V. Olsson Trading Co., an importer of food and environmentally-friendly paper products.
The Green Seal organization has developed more than 330 product and service categories, including chillers, where their label symbolizes environmental leadership. The “GS-31” label is the Green Seal standard for chillers and establishes requirements for energy efficiency, leak testing, and use of low ODP refrigerants.
“Ingersoll Rand continues to embrace an objective set of criteria to help customers understand their choices related to the environmental impacts of the products we manufacture and sell,” said Tew. “We know customers are concerned about cost and differentiation and we believe having a measurably lower environmental impact and products that use less resources can differentiate us in the marketplace.”