High Performance Buildings Blog

Lessons Learned from 100 Years of Building Innovations – Part 1: The Future of Building Performance

Trane High Performance Buildings March 25, 2013 05:00 AM

Sustainable technologies like wind and solar get a lot of press coverage, but when it comes to satisfying the world’s almost insatiable appetite for energy nothing today beats energy efficiency.

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Lower Costs, More Benefits: Green Building Market is Growing Up

Trane High Performance Buildings March 18, 2013 05:00 AM

The World Green Building Council (WGBC) released a report this month that found the cost of constructing a green building is typically on par with a conventional one.

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Evaluating the Journey of a High Performance Building

Trane High Performance Buildings March 12, 2013 05:00 AM

The construction or retrofit of a high performance building is exciting: The new technology, the gadgets, the occupant buzz and the eventual launch can all make for a very dramatic affair. But what’s less sexy – and no less important – is what happens afterwards.

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From Start Up to Cool Down, IntelliPak™ I Can Help Achieve High Performance Building Goals

Jeff Moe March 4, 2013 06:00 AM

Although the International Air-Conditioning Heating Refrigeration (AHR) Expo was held in January, concerns about optimizing a building’s cooling system didn’t go away with the winter temperatures. Many expo attendees wanted to hear more about the efficiency tools that could help them achieve a high performance building year-round. I was especially excited to talk with them about the latest, ultra-efficient cooling system from Trane: The IntelliPak™ I Unitary Rooftop System.

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Intelligent Variable Air Systems Deliver 20 to 30 Percent Better Energy Efficiency

Mark Weldy February 25, 2013 06:00 AM

I recently returned from the 2013 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration (AHR) Expo in Dallas, where there was tremendous interest in Trane energy efficiency solutions. In fact, according to HPAC Engineering Magazine, the Trane booth was one of "the most talked about and most visited booths at the event."

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