At a Glance
Industrial Goods and Manufacturing
Industrial Energy Efficiency
Mansoor Baloch and Vikram Sokkalingam conducted audits at two Trane facilities. They identified 12 energy efficiency projects and one water conservation project at these sites. The net present value of the projects is $340,000 with a capital investment of $310,000. The implementation of these projects could annually save Ingersoll Rand (IR) more than $115,000 in utility expenses, 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity and 195,000 gallons of water while reducing IR’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 700 metric tons. In addition to energy audits, Baloch authored a white paper on global utility procurement and utility bill administration and evaluated the applicability of Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) model in commercial real estate (CRE) market. The CHPS model can only be applicable for CRE when a specific type of lease is administered that makes it possible for all the stakeholders to reap tangible benefits of the value created through energy efficiency projects. He also evaluated financial incentive programs for energy efficiency in seven Trane districts to identify opportunities to maximize Trane’s competitive advantage in its offerings. He identified approximately 100 different incentive programs that may give Trane a competitive advantage because of its core competencies in energy analytics and energy management systems. Sokkalingam worked on three independent projects. First, he studied the process of energy opportunity discovery and implementation in an industrial setup. From these studies, he developed an energy value chain model to map the impact of different types of investments on the key performance indicators and incentives of all stakeholders involved. Second, he studied the needs and perception of industrial customers in terms of energy related services. He identified how Trane had responded to the findings of similar past studies to come up with a strategic direction for Trane to increase its business in the industrial market. Finally, he analyzed the available energy monitoring and project reporting software platforms for the internal needs of IR and as a part of ECAS client audit offering.