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Trane High Performance Building Profiled in Case Study

Trane High Performance Buildings May 29, 2013 05:00 AM

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international nonprofit environmental organization, has released a case study of the energy savings of Godrej Bhavan building in Mumbai, India. Trane was a significant partner in the upgrades and transformation of this high performance building, including manufacturing and installing the HVAC and building management system with digital energy meters that continuously monitor and adjust energy use.

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Sweat the Small Things; They may Make a Huge Difference

Trane High Performance Buildings May 13, 2013 05:00 AM

We often think about high performance building construction or retrofits as large, multi-month or multi–year projects. But it’s important not to overlook the small things that may end up making a huge difference in the performance of your building and the health of your occupants.

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Subjective Assessments of High Performance Buildings: What the Numbers Don’t Tell You

Trane High Performance Buildings May 7, 2013 05:00 AM

When measuring the performance of a building, whether new or retrofitted, it’s easy to get caught up in the metrics: the speeds, the volumes, the percentages, the of lengths time…the list goes on and on. But what many of us forget is the importance of subjective assessments when evaluating the operations of our high performance building (HPB).

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Energy Conservation Measures: Justifying Investment with a Holistic Approach

Trane High Performance Buildings April 30, 2013 05:00 AM

In Part 1 of our series, we examined how commercial building managers can create a strong business case for investment in energy conservations measures (ECMs) as part of their high performance building journey. In this piece, we will look further into the strategies and tools for justifying the up-front costs using a holistic approach that includes tangible and intangible benefits.

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Energy Conservation Measures: Making the Business Case Before and After

Trane High Performance Buildings April 22, 2013 05:00 AM

Energy conservation measures (ECMs) in commercial buildings can range from CFL lighting to the installation of a maximum efficiency HVAC system, but they typically fall into the categories of water, electricity or gas. When considering ECM investments, building managers must weigh the upfront costs of the investment with the energy and financial savings, and make the argument to leadership as to why the investment is worth precious capital dollars in the journey to becoming a high performance building.

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