At Trane, we believe that sustainable construction and reduced environmental impact are simply good business. Our membership in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and strong support of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems, coupled with our leadership in ASHRAE technical committees, reinforce our commitment to the development of present and future building standards that support green initiatives worldwide.
The LEED program certifies buildings at different levels of energy efficiency and environmental impact. Credit is awarded based on assessments in a number of different categories. As building owners are discovering, building or renovating to LEED standards ensures efficiencies that generally result in cost savings over the life of the building.
There are many HVAC strategies to help you address energy, indoor environmental quality and water issues that in turn, can result in LEED credit. To help designers, Trane has compiled a host of green building resources into a small reference booklet called HVAC Resource Guide to help you narrow down your focus.
Trane continues its environmental stewardship through industry renowned education in fundamental building design and construction. With more than 700 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff, six registered LEED buildings and four certified LEED buildings, Trane has the practical experience and resources to help you reach your green building design, construction and operational goals.
Trane is an approved USGBC Education Provider. View the catalog of approved Trane online courses here.
Trane continues to advocate high performance building design through EarthWise Systems design concepts for new construction and existing buildings.
Trane strategically participates in various green building conferences around the world, notably USGBC’s Greenbuild. Many local Trane sales offices are also aligned with local USGBC chapters to better serve building owners and designers. Contact your local Trane representatives for LEED-related questions and updates.
LEED Pilot Credit 43 update
The intent of LEED Pilot Credit 43 (Certified Products) is "to increase the use of products and materials with life cycles, ingredients, and attributes understood and optimized to improve overall environmental, economic and social performance..."
This pilot credit has been incorporated into the draft version of LEED 2012: MR credit: Non-structural materials transparency.
LEED version 3 (v3) update
USGBC’s LEED version 3 (v3) consists of three components: LEED 2009, a new LEED accreditation and certification process, and LEED Online version 3. LEED 2009 for Green Building Design and Construction covers LEED for New Construction (NC), Core & Shell (CS), and Schools rating systems.
This new approach helps ensure consistency across different LEED rating systems.
To learn more, please refer to HVAC and LEED 2009 Green Building Design and Construction.
LEED NC 2.2
The following pertains to projects registered under LEED NC version 2.2. HVAC and LEED NC version 2.2 is a Trane resource to help you examine your project’s applicability.