Higher Education Building Design
Delivering high performance, healthy green buildings that enhance learning may also help a university in building and maintaining a competitive edge, and attracting top students, faculty and administrators.
A university campus brings together multiple types of buildings with varying needs: auditoriums need systems with quiet acoustic performance, laboratories need special venting and fume management, and recreation buildings need systems to manage the extra moisture that comes with swimming pools and locker rooms. In addition, campus buildings vary in age from more than a century to still on the drawing board.
Trane is uniquely qualified to help colleges and universities fine-tune their environmental sustainability strategies and implement alternative energy sources such as geothermal and cogeneration. We have vast experience designing for the multi-building campus, extending across multiple building types, each with its own unique characteristics.
Designing an effective solution requires a range of planning tools, systems, services, and building controls needed to optimize building performance. Knowledge and a proven track record are critical to this complex task. We can help bring your design concepts the optimum functionality and energy efficiency they deserve.
Through the Engineering Better Careers. Engineering Better Environments program, Trane senior executives collaborate with faculty and administrators to inspire the next generation of HVAC engineers. Trane executives visit campuses in person to share information and insights with students about real world engineering and business issues and the impact that engineering students can have today. Along with these visits, Trane supports students and faculty by enriching engineering curriculum and creating clubs that encourage hands-on, experiential learning.