High Performance Buildings Blog

Tech Tip: Teaching the Next Generation the Value of Sustainability

Trane High Performance Buildings May 28, 2014 07:00 PM

At Trane, we think it’s important to enhance sustainability education among the upcoming generation of FMs. A recommendation by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and Houghton Mifflin Marcourt (HMH) advocates for just that...

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Energy and Sustainability: Key Factors to Staying Competitive

Trane High Performance Buildings May 22, 2014 08:00 PM

Research results from Ecova predict that 2014 will be a challenging year for those responsible for managing energy resources. According to the research, 2014 will be the year that forces companies to take steps to improve results and build...

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Tech Tip: What Impact Will Revised Standard Have on Building Energy Measurement?

Trane High Performance Buildings May 21, 2014 03:00 PM

According to a ACHR article, ASHRAE’s latest revision to its Standard 105-2014 spells good news for the number crunchers among us as it creates a common basis in reporting performance data for...

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Why You Should Use Energy Modeling Tools in Your High Performance Building

Neil Maldeis, Energy Engineering Manager May 13, 2014 07:00 PM

In today’s cost-sensitive market, building and facility managers are proactively seeking solutions to help control costs while improving building efficiency. They all want to know, “How do I get more for less?” I aimed to answer this question in my presentation...

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2014 Could Be Even Better than 2013 for Energy Efficiency

Trane High Performance Buildings April 25, 2014 05:00 PM

This year promises to be another strong one for energy efficiency. For example, several actions included in Climate Action Plan will take place in 2014, such as the release of draft CO2 emissions standards for existing power plants. We think these measures are taking us...

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