In this podcast episode of EnVisioneering Exchange, host Vic Marinich interviews Scott Tew, vice president of sustainability at Trane Technologies, about circularity, sustainability and reducing carbon emissions.
Scott explains how the company is aiming to achieve circularity by being responsible for every stage of our product life, from material selection, design, how services are provided, and end-of-life considerations. By focusing on priorities like using recycled and renewable materials, sustainable design, and reclaiming refrigerants to reduce overall greenhouse gas emission, we are envisioning a future where products are not only recycled but can also be repurposed.
"If you think about [supply] chain in the circularity universe, it takes a lot of people, it takes a lot of time, it takes a lot of deep engineering work and design work to think through all the various questions at each step along the way."
VP, Sustainability and Managing Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability