Meadowlands Racetrack Owners Expect Infrastructure Systems in New Grandstand to be up to 20 Percent More Efficient
High-performance solutions from Trane more efficient than conventional systems
East Rutherford, N.J., July 10, 2013 – Owners at Meadowlands Racetrack expect the highly efficient Trane infrastructure systems selected for the new grandstand currently under construction to be up to 20 percent more efficient than conventional solutions. Trane® is a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand®.
The new, $85 million, state-of-the-art 2,200-seat grandstand at the Meadowlands Racetrack ─ which hosts The Hambletonian, the world-famous trotting race, each August ─ is being built on the site of the current backstretch. The new grandstand will include food courts, a sports bar, VIP areas and a 9,000-square-foot rooftop deck with views of the New York skyline. The new facility is slated to open for live racing in late November 2013.
"We’re pleased that the selected Trane solutions offer energy and operational efficiency while reducing lifecycle costs," said Jeff Gural, chairman of the new Meadowlands Racetrack. "It’s even better that they are sustainable solutions that will help ensure a reliably comfortable environment for racetrack guests and staff."
Selected systems include 17 rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units, wireless controls, 83 variable air volume systems and two large condensing units.
The selected highly efficient rooftop HVAC systems provide comfort cooling to building occupants while simultaneously self-monitoring to optimize efficiency.
Racetrack leaders selected a wireless communication system which replaces typical wired communication lines to facilitate on-time, on-budget project completion. They selected this solution in part for its flexibility and ease of installation.
Controls can be easily reconfigured if the grandstand space needs to be rearranged in the years ahead, saving time in the construction schedule that conventional wired systems would require. The wireless controls also offer lower lifecycle costs than traditional wired solutions due to their ease of service and maintenance.
The new grandstand will feature 83 variable air volume systems which distribute air conditioning to the required areas while modulating to properly control space temperature.
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About Meadowlands Racetrack
The Meadowlands Racetrack has been home to the world’s greatest harness racing and world-class dining and entertainment since 1976. Located just 10 minutes outside New York City, the track hosts the sport’s premier event, the Hambletonian, as well as a full slate of harness and thoroughbred simulcast action. The Meadowlands Racetrack was privatized in 2011 and is operated by Jeff Gural's New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC. Meadowlands Racetrack will be opening its new state-of-the-art venue in November 2013.
About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit Ingersoll Rand® or Trane®.