Higher Education


Belmont University

Located on seventy-three acres of land, two miles southwest of Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University boasts more than 7,300 students from every state and more than twenty-five countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs, with more than eighty areas of undergraduate study, twenty-two master’s programs and five doctoral degrees. Students at Belmont are encouraged to engage and transform the world by participating in local relief, nonprofit and ministry organizations; and service projects around in world.

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Jefferson Community College

The mission of Jefferson Community College is to advance the quality of life of its students and the community through excellence in teaching, innovative services, and community partnerships. Along with its credit-bearing programs, the college offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and cultural events including theatre, lectures and art exhibitions, and provides personal, academic and vocational counseling services for both students and the community. The college’s service area is largely rural, with the US Army 10th Mountain Division at nearby Fort Drum, and agriculture and tourism the dominant industries. Spurred by a high unemployment rate, enrollment at Jefferson Community College has grown nearly 30 percent over the last seven years, as area residents retrain to expand their employment opportunities.

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Texas State Technical College

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is an independent state system comprised of four separately-accredited two-year, state-supported technical colleges. TSTC’s mission is to efficiently and effectively help Texas meet the high-tech challenges of today’s global economy. Nearly 30,000 students are served each year through traditional degree programs, short-term continuing education and corporate training programs.

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University of Ottawa

Two-thirds of the 600,000 square foot research-intensive Roger Guindon Hall is consumed with wet labs. The building houses the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health on an 80-acre Health Sciences Centre that also includes the Ottawa General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Royal Ottawa Regional Rehabilitation Center.

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Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College collaborates with communities in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties in Wisconsin to ensure economic growth and viability by providing education, training, leadership, and technological resources to meet the changing needs of students, employers, and communities. The college offers instructional programs from its campuses, and through online courses, to approximately 29,000 students annually.

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Edmonds Community College

Founded in 1967, Edmonds Community College helps students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service and lifelong learning. The college spans fifty acres in the heart of a northern Seattle suburb and employs more than 1,600, contributing to the vitality of state and local economies. Edmonds has 21,000 students enrolled in Associate’s Degree programs, career training, adult literacy, or continuing education classes.

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Macalester College

Energy-efficient building strategies are helping Macalester College achieve its goal in fighting global climate change. For example, one of the buildings on the Macalester campus, Markim Hall, uses about 50 percent less energy than a typical college building in Minnesota, an exceptional performance considering that Minnesota summers can be very warm and winter temperatures can often drop to sub-zero levels. Trane has provided Macalester with a variety of green design concepts to help them achieve their environmental objectives.

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Oklahoma City Community College

After thirty-five years of providing quality educational opportunities to the community, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) had outgrown its facility. The college sought to expand the square footage of the school and improve the efficiency of its operations, giving top consideration to energy use, and student and faculty comfort.

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University of Central Missouri

In the spring of 2009, the University of Central Missouri (UCM) embarked on a $36.1 million energy savings contract (ESCO) with Trane. The ESCO addressed $20 million in needed but deferred maintenance, and $16.1 million in energy efficient upgrades on the campus. Construction was scheduled to last through the spring of 2011, but the project will be completed in the fall of 2010, six months ahead of schedule. By June of 2010, 100 percent of the lighting retrofits were complete and the geothermal heating/cooling system was fully operational. These projects have already generated $500,000 in energy and operating cost savings before project completion.

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Weber State University

Weber State University constructed a new chiller plant equipped with Trane chillers to increase cooling capacity and efficiency and that is expected to save the University more than $400,000 in energy costs over the next twenty years.

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Keuka College

Keuka College is one of the leading proponents of experiential learning, which encourages students to get out in the world and learn by experiencing different countries and new cultures, often in challenging climates. But when students are back on campus, they need a comfortable place to study. Keuka, like many institutions, was facing rising energy, maintenance and repair costs. Budgetary pressures made funding needed system improvements a challenge. To provide a comfortable learning environment, Keuka’s administrators called on Trane’s expertise when they needed to upgrade the school’s aging HVAC systems.

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Georgian College

Renovating the HVAC system at Georgian College’s Building C, built in 1971, was an easy decision. The 85,000 square-feet building, which houses administration staff, book store and cafeteria, was equipped with old multizone rooftop systems that not only couldn’t meet heating and cooling requirements, but were frequently broken down causing numerous comfort complaints from students, staff and faculty. And when the old systems did run, they consumed excessive energy

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Duke University

In 1999 Duke University had no central chilled water plant. Each building had its own chiller plant or other type air conditioning system. As more buildings were added, the need for more operations and maintenance staff grew.

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Utah State University

The Food Services Building at Utah State University was served by a 30-year-old absorption chiller that needed to be replaced. Full cooling load on the building was estimated at 250-tons. USU considered installing an electric chiller, but the building’s electric service could not handle a 250-ton cooling capacity electric chiller. Upgrading the electrical service would have cost $32,000.

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North Carolina State University

When North Carolina State University renovated several dormitories they knew what they wanted in HVAC systems. Among the benefits they got from Trane was fast delivery of high-quality fan-coil air conditioning units with factory installed and tested piping and controls. Trane’s single-source equipment and controls saved significant installation time and money.

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Washburn Tech

Washburn Tech (WT) is a nationally recognized innovator in career and technical education designed to enhance lives and strengthen the communities it serves. WT’s Midwest Training Center (MTC) provides training in current and emerging climate and energy control technologies. Backed by a system of connected and stackable credentials, the center offers existing technicians, new students and displaced workers a multitude of programs in a variety of industry sectors including energy, transportation, and advanced manufacturing.

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