Ingersoll Rand Finds Value and Inspiration in the Solar Decathlon

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Ingersoll Rand Finds Value and Inspiration in the Solar Decathlon

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See new concepts in efficiency & comfort in use @UNCCSolarD #UrbanEden house; why @IngersollRand is involved #SD2013

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Friday, August 9, 2013 - 12:15pm

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  • Competition promotes sharing of knowledge between business and academia, by using new technologies and concepts for real-world applications
  • Participating in the Solar Decathlon fits with Ingersoll Rand's energy efficiency & sustainability focus and commitment to working in local communities

Ingersoll Rand is sponsoring UNC Charlotte's UrbanEden house in the upcoming Solar Decathlon competition. This solar-powered house is designed with sustainable design and construction, passive heating and cooling systems, and energy efficiency in mind. It's described as a little bit of paradise in a city setting, as it provides a strong connection between indoor and outdoor living areas.


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Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®Ingersoll Rand®Schlage®Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit

Christopher Tessier, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand
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Keywords: Climate and the environment | Climate and the environment | Ingersoll Rand | Solar Decathlon | UNC Charlotte | UrbanEden | energy efficiency | energy efficient | green living | house of the future | sustainability

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