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Inducting students into Ingersoll Rand’s environmental programme is an initiative to raise the bar on energy- efficiency technologies

| | Apr 15, 2010 | 11:25 am
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Inducting students into Ingersoll Rand’s environmental programme is an initiative to raise the bar on energy- efficiency technologies

Two MBA candidates from the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF)’s Climate Corps programme will participate in a project to further the environmental efforts of Ingersoll Rand plc (NYSE: IR). EDF is a national nonprofit organisation representing more than 700,000 members.

Announcing this, from Davidson, North Carolina, on March 26, Ingersoll Rand stated that starting in June, the Climate Corps Fellows will work as Ingersoll Rand interns and be responsible for a variety of energyrelated projects, including:

  • Deploying a new energy management system to the company’s facilities.
  • Working with teams of Ingersoll Rand employees to evaluate the results of the company’s energy audits or “treasure hunts”, develop business cases and strategies for improvement and present their recommendations.
  • Developing energy-efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction education programmes which are aligned with the climate change goals and policies of the US Department of Energy and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Monitoring and analysing US governmentfunded energy efficiency incentives, and creating a process to assist leaders in accessing these incentives.

According to Ingersoll Rand, it has signed on with the two agencies – US Department of Energy and the US Environmental Protection Agency – to participate in their respective programmes: Save Energy Now and Climate Leaders.

“The work that the Fellows will undertake is critical to our efforts to improve our energy performance and sustainability,” said Scott Tew, Executive Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand. “The Climate Corps programme offers a win-win (situation) for students and companies like ours – a unique, hands-on educational approach that will help us achieve our vision of creating safe, comfortable and efficient environments,” he added.

Climate Corps Fellows are MBA students who are recruited by EDF and put through an intensive training on leading energy efficiency technologies and practices. In order to participate in the programme, said Ingersoll Rand, the candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to reducing energy use and a willingness to implement recommendations where feasible.


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