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Ingersoll Rand Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary of its Global Climate Commitment, Makes Sizeable Advances to Meet Targets

Progress includes industry leadership in solving long-term climate challenges and reductions in GHG emissions of its products, operations
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SWORDS, Ireland, November 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In the second year of its global Climate Commitment, Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, continues to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its products and operations, while also convening industry leaders to develop long-term solutions aimed at solving global climate challenges. 

Just Energy Solar | The Benefits of a Solar-Powered Thanksgiving

by Bob Farnham
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As solar continues on an upward trend in the energy sector, prices are falling, demand is rising, and that means one thing…a cleaner, greener environment for future generations. Not to mention the positive impact the solar industry has had on the economy. According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry employs nearly 174,000 people in the U.S. alone. With a new solar power system being installed every 2.5 minutes in the U.S., a solar-powered Thanksgiving might soon be the norm.

Ecocentricity Blog: Why Two When One Will Do?

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What we care about with our roofs is that they seal the building and move water off the house without looking ugly. If we also want solar power generation, wouldn’t we prefer roof shingles that also generate power themselves?

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What we care about with our roofs is that they seal the building and move water off the house without looking ugly. If we also want solar power generation, wouldn’t we prefer roof shingles that also generate power themselves?

Trane Continues to Innovate Chiller Portfolio to Address Customer Demand for Climate-Friendly Systems

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DAVIDSON, N.C., Nov. 21, 2016 /3BL Media/  Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is announcing that its Series R® RTWD water-cooled chiller for commercial and industrial buildings is now available for customers in North America and the Middle East who are ready to transition to systems with lower global warming potential (GWP).

Ecocentricity Blog: Credit Where Credit is Due

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No, we don’t get the credit. The Ray does. They have done the work (amazing work), and all the Foundation does is write the check.

Last week, I attended the Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting, a regional gathering of grantmakers of all types. It’s always a great event, primarily because of the network it offers, but also because of the two or three ideas I typically take away from the sessions or speakers. I heard a good one this year.

All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Delivers Efficiency, Versatility and Technology

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  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid lineup offers two well-equipped models, starting at $41,995 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
  • With available $7,500 federal tax credit, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid pricing starts as low as $34,495, not including any state or local incentives
  • Pacifica Hybrid’s transferable warranty is among the best compared with other hybrid vehicles – up to 15-year/150,000-mile on emissions components and 10-year/150,000-mile on battery
  • All-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s advanced powertrain delivers a seamless, efficient driving experience, with 30 miles of all-electric range, 530 miles of total range and an estimated 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in city driving
  • Hybrid-exclusive technology features, including a smartphone app, deliver relevant vehicle information, such as charge status and scheduling, charging station locations and an “efficiency coach” for more efficient driving
  • Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform for class-leading ride, handling and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
  • Offers more than 100 standard and available safety and security features, including 360-degree Surround View camera, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Hold and Forward Collision Warning-Plus 
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  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid lineup offers two well-equipped models, starting at $41,995 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
  • With available $7,500 federal tax credit, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid pricing starts as low as $34,495, not including any state or local incentives
  • Pacifica Hybrid’s transferable warranty is among the best compared with other hybrid vehicles – up to 15-year/150,000-mile on emissions components and 10-year/150,000-mile on battery
  • All-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s advanced powertrain delivers a seamless, efficient driving experience, with 30 miles of all-electric range, 530 miles of total range and an estimated 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in city driving
  • Hybrid-exclusive technology features, including a smartphone app, deliver relevant vehicle information, such as charge status and scheduling, charging station locations and an “efficiency coach” for more efficient driving
  • Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform for class-leading ride, handling and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
  • Offers more than 100 standard and available safety and security features, including 360-degree Surround View camera, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Hold and Forward Collision Warning-Plus 

Carnival Corp. to Build More Eco-Friendly Ships

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Carnival Corporation has signed agreements with Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku for three more Liquefied Natural Gas-powered ships.

The ships powered by LNG, the cleanest burning fossil fuel in the world, are expected to be delivered in 2020 and 2022. 

To read about the new orders and fleet enhancement plan overall, click here

Carnival Corporation Recognised for Environmental Excellence

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Three of Carnival’s brands, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, which regularly visit the Port of Seattle, were all praised for their environmental stewardship and programs that go above and beyond regulations and industry standards.

To read more about the awards on Ship Efficiency Review, click here. 

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