NFMT Las Vegas Attendees Gain Wireless Building Controls and High Performance Building Audits Best Practices from Trane

Las Vegas, Sept. 16, 2013 - Wireless solutions and linking a building's physical environment to its overall mission are important steps on the journey to creating high performance buildings.

Experts from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will educate attendees at NFMT Las Vegas, held Sept. 17-18, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, on how wireless solutions can overcome common control system challenges and how to conduct an audit of critical building systems.

Trane will also offer energy management best practices and showcase innovative solutions such as the Trane Tracer building automation system in the Trane booth. Exhibition hours for the Trane booth, #407:

  • Sept. 17, Tuesday: noon – 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 18, Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Trane leaders presenting at NFMT
Jim Kohl, senior product manager for wireless at Trane,
will discus show wireless is expected to provide significant advantages in common building controls applications going forward. Kohl describes the common heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) applications, current and future wireless standards, and how wireless can be used cost effectively and reliably to overcome many common control system challenges.

Session attendees will learn how wireless comm can help achieve on time, on budget project completion; see how wireless can help achieve life cycle; and gain an understanding of how ZigBee® Building Automation supports the BACnet standard.

Presentation details:
Title: Wireless Direct Digital Control
When: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11- 11:50 a.m.
Where: Jasmine F, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas


Neil Maldeis, professional engineer (PE), certified energy manager (CEM), and energy solutions engineering leader for Trane, will address how advanced critical systems audits are a key step on the journey to create a high performance building that link a building's physical environment to its overall mission. A critical systems audit helps a facility manager assess the current performance of HVAC, water, lighting, electrical, mechanical, controls and other building systems.

Attendees will learn the steps for performing a critical system audit and the benefits an audit can provide. They will see how to identify and quantify mission-critical factors and justify how to begin the journey to create a high performance building with a critical system audit. Individual tips to use in specific states will also be available to attendees.

Presentation details:
Title: Identify and Quantify Mission-Critical Factors (How to Perform a Critical Audit)
When: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2:10 – 3 p.m.
Where: Jasmine C, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas

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About NFMT Las Vegas
NFMT Las Vegas, held Sept. 17-18, is a trade show and educational conference for facility professionals responsible for the management, operations, maintenance, renovation and construction of non-residential buildings.

About Jim Kohl
Kohl is a senior product manager for Trane. In this role, he is responsible for wireless technologies, light commercial building control systems, chiller controls, and rooftop controls. Kohl has more than 15 years of product management, product de 500

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