cees leadership

The Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES)

Ingersoll Rand is guided by a council of global thought leaders in sustainability leadership, infrastructure development, energy policy, and technology. Their expertise helps us understand critical issues and apply that learning to our strategy, to provide more innovative products and solutions, and create a less impactful operational footprint.

Meet the CEES Leaders

For Our Customers, Employees and Communities Ingersoll Rand is a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. With decades of experience in the built environment and success in engineering critical infrastructure technologies, we help our customers achieve profitable growth, maximize the potential of their building assets, and minimize their energy use.

In 2010, Ingersoll Rand launched the  Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) to help our customers and our company leverage best practices in sustainability. Within Ingersoll Rand, the CEES is a strategic business catalyst that helps us understand the benefits that sustainability can have in growing our company and reducing our own operational footprint, while helping increase the pace of sustainable innovation. Whether the focus is reducing emissions, energy costs, material waste, or retrofitting a building to improve its energy efficiency, the CEES is carving a path for employees, customers, and critical stakeholders to help them understand and incorporate fresh perspectives and new approaches for meeting sustainability goals. Fresh Ideas, Expertise, and Dialogue Spur Improvements. Every day, the CEES builds new relationships with agencies, government groups, non-profits and customers to understand present and future marketplace needs and share best practices to help us create new solutions and reduce our own carbon footprint.

CEES comprehensive focus areas include:

  • Innovation and Product Stewardship – on the front lines with customers, understanding their toughest challenges to deliver products and tools that allow designers, engineers and building owners to allocate energy and other resources more efficiently.
  • Issues and Advocacy – engage and educate policy and industry stakeholders on smarter energy usage, including product standards and assessing product lifecycles.
  • External Partners – work with thought leaders, NGOs, technology experts, academia, and industry leaders to expand sustainable research and education, and share comprehensive findings and implications with building owners, end-users, and the scientific community.
  • Community and Employee Engagement – sponsor programs and bring volunteer teams together to channel their passion and commitment. Activities improve the health and well-being of the communities where we work and live.

Priorities for Environmental Progress-Sharing Insights and Fresh Ideas That Bring Sustainable Change – These CEES priority areas focus on making positive changes for sustainability and energy efficiency.

Building Efficiency – The demand for more energy efficient buildings is growing. These buildings will create better environments for work, reduce energy reliance, and increase a company's competitiveness. The CEES works to further technologies that allow buildings to use energy more efficiently, and therefore economic resources, more intelligently.

Global Issues & Advocacy – The CEES regularly engages our important global policy and industry stakeholders to educate them on issues that promote smarter energy usage. We also focus on improving our product lifecycles, lessening their environmental impact from creation to recycling. This is an important issue, and our team is also working to push legislation and industry standards to produce better product lifecycle results.

Education & Partnerships – By working with non-governmental organizations, universities, and industry leaders, we invest in research and education that expands and enriches the sustainability conversation. We share the information we've learned and gathered with building owners, end-users, and the scientific community. Education and training for our employees is one of our top priorities, since it helps us bring better solutions and products to life.

New Energy – According to the International Energy Agency, global energy demand will grow 55 percent by 2030. New technologies, such as solar and "Smart Grid" infrastructure, can help developed and developing countries manage energy demand and save significant energy costs. By increasing the understanding of these new technologies, we look forward to more environmentally informed options.

External Partnerships

Ingersoll Rand is a voluntary participant in several external sustainability initiatives that help drive improved performance for our company and the greater community:

Climate Leaders – Climate Leaders is a U.S. EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to EPA.

Climate RESOLVE – Business Roundtable's Climate RESOLVE (Responsible Environmental Steps, Opportunities to Lead by Voluntary Efforts) initiative seeks to have every member company in every sector of the economy undertake voluntary actions to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve the GHG intensity of the U.S. economy.

GreenChill – The GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership is a U.S. EPA cooperative alliance with the supermarket industry and other stakeholders to promote advanced technologies, strategies, and practices that reduce refrigerant charges and emissions of ozone-depleting substances and greenhouse gases. Working with EPA, GreenChill Partners transition to non-ozone-depleting refrigerants; reduce refrigerant charges; reduce both ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas refrigerant emissions; and promote supermarkets’ adoption of advanced refrigeration technologies.

S.E.E. Change - Business Roundtable’s S.E.E. Change (Society, Environment, and Economy) initiative encourages member companies to lead by example and adopt business strategies and projects that measurably improve society, the environment, and the economy. The program’s driving force revolves around the concept of sustainability as the cornerstone for how member companies can “do well by doing good” – now a proven growth strategy.

SmartWay – Thermo King is an affiliate partner in U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transport, an innovative collaboration between the freight industry and government to reduce fuel consumption from trucks and rail delivering freight, operating costs associated with freight delivery, emissions of CO2 and emissions of NOx, particulate matter, and air toxics.


Providing Knowledge on Energy Management and Environmental Efficiency

Learn more about environmental challenges through resources on market intelligence, updates on global discussions, and information on the latest technologies. Check back often to find new publications, data and research from our partners and our own initiatives, as we aim to further the understanding of sustainability and energy efficiency issues.

Building a Business Case for Sustainability

Simple Steps to a Greener Life from NAEM (PDF)

Zero Waste-to-Landfill: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (PDF)

Achieving Green Buildings - Tips, Standards, and Market (PDF)

Building on Efficiency – Obama Admin Plans $$$ for Energy Upgrades in Federal Buildings

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

EPA Carbon Footprint Tool & Tips

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

Energy Savers booklet from the U.S. Department of Energy (PDF)

The Daily Green

U.S. EPA's GreenTips Podcasts


Planet Green

Tackling Global Climate Change; World Green Building Council Report