August 8, 2016
Ingersoll Rand (IR) was recently awarded three Product and Project of the Year awards at the fifth Environmental Leader Conference held in Denver, CO. The company accepted the awards for its Thermo King truck and trailer refrigeration units in Europe that use R452A; the Trane Sintesis air-cooled chiller; and the Trane Series E CenTraVac water-cooled chiller, which are known in the U.S. and Canadian markets as models CVHH/CDHH.
These products have earned IR’s EcoWise endorsement, which signifies that they are designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low global warming potential refrigerants and high efficiency operation. Companies nominate their own products for the Environmental Leader Products and Projects Awards, and a panel of experts in the energy and environmental management fields judge the entries.
In other company news, IR has made a climate commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The company pledges to cut the refrigerant GHG footprint of its products by 50 per cent by 2020 and incorporate lower GWP alternatives across its portfolio by 2030. IR also has plans to invest $500 million in product-related research and development by 2020 to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions.