High Performance Buildings Blog

Global Action That Matters

By Dave Regnery, president, Trane Commercial for North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa July 7, 2017 02:03 PM

Climate action is a global issue and we strive to offer our customers around the world choices about when and how they want to achieve both their business and sustainability goals...

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The Relationship Between Oil and Natural Gas Prices?

Jude Clemente June 28, 2017 05:58 PM

The link between crude oil and natural gas prices is critical for end-users: these two sources are increasingly being produced by the same companies and together supplied 70% of U.S. energy demand in 2016. To set the context, Figure 1 demonstrates oil and gas prices since 1997.

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PJM Power Prices Are Down…A Lot

Trevor Sutherland June 23, 2017 04:30 PM

Power pricing in PJM is down. Since 2015, we have seen average prices for 2019 power drop from $45 per megawatt hour (MWh) to $35/MWh, with 2020 prices even lower than that...

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Despite Bullish Factors, Gas Bears Hanging Tough

Beau Walker June 19, 2017 07:57 PM

The natural gas bears simply won’t give in. Since settling at a 2017 high of $3.424 per MMBtu on May 12, the prompt-month NYMEX natural gas contract has fallen nearly $0.50 per MMBtu and is currently trading under the...

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How to Know if Ductless HVAC is Right For You

Jerad Adams, Shawn Green, and Curran Ethridge June 13, 2017 03:04 PM

When you think of most HVAC systems, you likely don’t think of a ductless system if you’re in North America. But in Europe and Asia, ductless HVAC has been the industry norm for more than 30 years and has been used extensively...

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