Trane Commercial Blog & Industry Updates

4 Reasons VRF Could be the HVAC Solution For Your Building

Steve Hamlin, VRF Product Manager May 22, 2018 07:30 AM

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) is the ideal HVAC technology for facilities that need an energy-efficient solution. Unlike other options, VRF systems can produce 30 to 40 percent energy savings, which is significant when 50 percent of a building’s energy usage comes from its HVAC system.

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Connected Buildings: Why You Need to Go Beyond the Data

May 7, 2018 07:15 AM

Over the last five years, the terms “smart” or “connected” buildings have been used regularly, but what does that look like in practice? And how does it equate to business results?

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Women in HVAC: What we’re doing and why it matters

May 1, 2018 06:00 AM

With Women's History Month and International Women’s Day both in March, it was the perfect time for companies like ours to reflect on what we’re doing to inspire and encourage women in HVAC — and what more could be done.

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Achieving Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, and Occupant Comfort with Air Handling Units – With Hospital Case Study

Andrew Jenkins, Airside Business Channel Support Leader April 24, 2018 07:00 AM

With every breath you take, you’re measuring the air quality around you. Maintaining good air quality is key to creating a comfortable environment in a facility, for patrons and residents. But how do you attain good air quality, especially when you’re dealing with multiple factors like climate, the building systems, and regulations?

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What Five Actions Would Real Resiliency Address?

Trevor Sutherland April 20, 2018 04:45 PM

Reliability has long been associated with the power sector and is, in fact, one of the cornerstones of the modern electric grid. Defined broadly as a utility’s ability to supply as much power as is needed at any given time, it is encoded in standards at every level, from NERC to state regulatory commissions. Significantly, these standards are quantitatively backed, enabling outcomes to be analyzed in detail to identify problems and ensure that expensive solutions to edge case scenarios are not over applied.

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