Lex van der Weerd, CEO, Armstrong Fluid Technology
On the first day the its two-day Global Energy Summit, held in Toronto June 19-20, Armstrong Fluid Technology announced a bold initiative to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2 million tons by the year 2022.
“Organizations globally are being driven to achieve a zero footprint future. We believe this can best be achieved through key stakeholders focusing on solutions and timelines that will make zero footprint a near-term reality,” said Lex van der Weerd, Armstrong’s CEO. “We are both inviting and challenging all organizations to join us in pursuing the goal of zero footprint operations.”
Armstrong announced that the company is committed to achieving its target by reducing GHG among its installed customer base. This is equivalent to taking 600,000 cars off the road or offsetting the average annual CO2 emissions generated by 100,000 people.
Armstrong has already launched a global validation effort across a wide range of customer types and applications with the results being validated by Bureau Veritas. The company is also expanding the team of energy-savings specialists that will work closely with existing customers to measure, manage and enhance their current operations.
“While aggressive, we believe this goal is absolutely achievable,” said van der Weerd. “We have spent the last several years developing technology solutions that conserve energy and water, improve system efficiencies, and deliver strong and often immediate economic returns both on installed cost and operating cost that provide significant reductions in GHG emissions.”
van deer Weerd added that Armstrong is committed to making the building HVAC energy upgrades cash-flow-positive for building owners from the very beginning.