October 10, 2014

Ingersoll Rand Shares Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Knowledge at Annual U.S.-India Energy Partnership Summit

Ingersoll Rand was well represented at the 5th Annual U.S.-India Partnership Summit with Venkatesh Valluri, chairman and president of Ingersoll Rand India and Randy Newton, vice president of Enterprise Engineering participating at the summit. The U.S.-India Partnership Summit took place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Washington and is a forum for leaders from the U.S. and India to share expertise on energy efficiency and sustainability.

Valluri participated in two panels, Smart Solutions for Sustainable Cities in India and Sustainable Habitats: Increasing Energy Efficiency. Ingersoll Rand India has been active in creating a more energy-efficient India through optimized, energy-efficient solutions and implementing initiatives that help protect the environment and build a sustainable future.

As part of their Social Convergence initiative, Ingersoll Rand in India has committed to build sustainable habitats that will address housing needs of emerging economies through innovation, while optimizing both natural and financial resources. Ingersoll Rand India is closely affiliated with The Energy and Resources Group (TERI) in North America and India on U.S.-India partnership projects. India hopes to build 100 smart cities and the dialogue during the summit helped shape thoughts on what energy options are viable and what new alternatives might work.

Newton participated on the Energy and Climate Change: The Road Ahead for U.S.-India Cooperation panel; Newton explained our Climate Commitment as well as the need for energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, Newton shared Ingersoll Rand’s support of the Montreal Protocol and the HFC Amendment, while also stressing the importance of both as each will provide a globally structured, predictable refrigerant transition. He also emphasized the U.S. efforts at introducing better, more energy-efficient technologies to help India reach its sustainability and smart city goals.

The U.S.-India Energy Partnership summit occurs when leaders of India visit Washington, in the wake of the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit. Co-organized by TERI North America and Yale University, the U.S.-India Summit brings together senior political representative, policy makers, researchers and corporate leaders from both countries to deliberate and create solutions toward a sustainable future. 

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