Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, joined leaders from around the world at the TERI Annual World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), October 5- 8, in New Delhi. Ingersoll Rand was an associate partner of the Business Day at TERI WSDS, and led the Thematic Track “Corporate Dialogue: Transitioning to More Efficient HVAC Systems with Low GWP Refrigerants.”
Randal Newton, vice president of engineering operations for Ingersoll Rand, joined experts from environment, energy and sustainability services on the panel, to share views on energy efficiency as a key element in the global collaboration to preserve the ozone layer, and mitigate climate change.
At the Summit’s inaugural Session, Randal Newton, Vice President, Engineering Operations of Ingersoll Rand said, “Technology breakthroughs in refrigerants and better control and maintenance of systems are providing the foundation for a significant reduction in lifecycle emissions in buildings and in transport refrigeration. Ingersoll Rand supports the HFC amendment to the Montreal Protocol in 2016 as one of the key initiatives to reduce the greenhouse effect on our environment.”
Speakers and Lead Discussants included Mr. R. R. Rashmi, Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests; Mr. Saurabh Kumar, managing director, Energy Efficiency Services Limited; Mr. Marco Gonzalez, former Executive Secretary, Montreal Protocol; Dr. Stephen Anderson, director – research, Institute for Governance & Sustainability (IGSD); Mr. Saurabh Diddi, energy economist, bureau of energy efficiency, Ms. Anjali Jaiswal, senior attorney and director, India Initiative, NRDC and Mr. Bhaskar Deol, Consultant, NRDC.
Dr Ajay Matur, Director General, The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) shared, “There isan emergent need to move towards energy-efficient air conditioners with low GWP refrigerants and climate-friendly designs. This discussion at World Sustainable Development Summit on the need to create such a transition is a key step that will aid the adoption of a variety of new measures that engage meaningfully with policy makers, manufacturers and consumers at large. At TERI we will continue to collaborate with the government on this very important environmental challenge of our times.”