For Initiatives Toward Energy Management 

In November 2018, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Ingersoll Rand a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. The 2018 Better Practice award was presented to Ingersoll Rand for energy management initiatives that reduced energy consumption by 50 percent at its Trane Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) manufacturing plant in Waco.

Presented to Ingersoll Rand at the Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, the Better Practice award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in energy management among members of its U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program.

The energy efficiency program enacted at the Trane plant in Waco stands to support Ingersoll Rand’s Global Climate Commitment, an initiative that practices reduced energy consumption. This commitment states that by 2020, Ingersoll Rand will increase energy efficiency across all operations by 10 percent, as well as reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of it sown operations by 35 percent.

The Waco facility doubled their energy productivity, cut electricity costs by 70 percent, and reduced energy consumption by more than 50 percent, while facility output has increased.

“Thanks to employees who create a culture of continuous improvement every day, we’rebuilding a more sustainable future,” said Douglas Dickinson, vice president of Trane’s commercial business in North America, Europe and Middle East.”Our commitment to the environment extends from products and services to help customers increase energy efficiency in buildings to reducing energy use and emissions at our own operations.”

Air Centers of Florida is a proud distributor of Ingersoll Rand products, and supports all their efforts toward energy management. Congratulations to their team for their hard work, and for the honor of receiving the Better Practice Award.