Scott Tew, Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability; Ingersoll-Rand plc
Scott Tew is the founder of the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand (CEES) which supports all of the company’s strategic brands—Club Car, Ingersoll Rand, Trane and Thermo King—and is responsible for forward-looking sustainability initiatives aimed at reducing resource demand of products and minimizing resource use within company facilities.
In addition, Scott serves as a featured speaker and thought leader in linking public policy, economic impacts and sustainability. His recent efforts have led to the development of world-class initiatives including the creation of a green product portfolio, personalized employee engagement, unique research on unmet needs in the green space, and sustainability-related solution concepts like building a $300 house. Prior to this role, Scott led high profile programs to advocate for energy efficiency, green buildings and global greenhouse gas emissions standards and policies.
Scott holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in environmental science and ecology from Livingston University. He plays key roles in several important groups including: the Alliance to Save Energy; the EDGE Center for Energy and the Global Environment at Duke University; the North Carolina New Schools Energy & Sustainability Council; and the US and India Green Building Councils. Scott contributed to the recently released book, Practicing Sustainability, by Springer Publishing.