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Increasing Efficiency and Driving Innovation at Mercedes-Benz USA

Trane Commercial February 17, 2016 01:07 PM

Whether you’re part of a small business, or a multinational corporation, no business is immune to the effects of an underperforming building comfort system. When a chiller failed at Mercedes-Benz USA, they turned to Trane, a longtime partner, to find a permanent, cost-effective solution.

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Glycol Improves Efficiency, Reduces Maintenance Costs for Restaurant Kitchens

Jeff Swanson, Account Manager January 13, 2016 01:55 PM

Advancements in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technology have given restaurants a powerful system with a dual purpose — chilling refrigeration appliances while keeping facilities comfortable...

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Emergency Contingency Planning: 7 Steps Hospitals and Schools Must Follow

Trane Commercial October 30, 2015 05:59 PM

Extreme weather conditions underscore the need for facility teams to prepare for the worst that nature can throw at their buildings. Given their critical missions, healthcare and educational organizations must be prepared to respond quickly and efficiently when a blizzard, flood, tornado, hurricane or other disaster — natural or man-made — strikes...

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How the Built Environment (Your Building) Impacts Productivity and Risk Management

Terry Bickham, Director, Energy Services and Solutions September 25, 2015 01:00 AM

Managing the built environment has evolved just like every other aspect of our lives. We expect more than the minimums of code compliance and a roof that doesn’t leak. Healthy, productive, secure and sustainable — all are words that apply in today’s facility management world. This post is part two...

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Translating Energy Management and Facility Management into Impacts that Matter

Terry Bickham, Director, Energy Services and Solutions September 18, 2015 04:31 PM

Buildings impact business results. Or, perhaps better said, the environments we create to work, eat, play, learn, and live in impact the quality, productivity, quantity, and efficacy of all indoor activities we do in our modern society...

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