The project supports Ingersoll Rand’s 2030 and 2050 Environmental Goals and aligns with local community environmental efforts and China’s Blue Sky initiative, the country’s shift to prioritize greener manufacturing methods.
Ingersoll Rand’s internal conservation goals are tied to cost-saving through investment and footprint optimization. Investments in solar energy have proven to be impactful. In addition to the Changzhou facility, a new solar energy plant in Naroda, India is expected to reduce dependence on conventional energy by almost 40% with almost 1,800 solar panels totaling a capacity of 800 kWp. Three Italian operating sites have also gone solar, reducing annual energy consumption by 30%; energy gathered on non-operating days is also fed into the national grid for neighboring communities.