We live in a world where more people are demanding air conditioned homes and buildings while the cost of energy and concern for the environment are surging. In addition to making people comfortable, conditioned air is essential to the operations of our customers in high-tech manufacturing, hospitals, food processing and many other industries. Trane is a world leader in providing systems, services and solutions responsive to all these modern realities, while delivering maximum energy efficiency.
We're big in big buildings
Large commercial systems designed, manufactured and maintained by Trane provide the heating, ventilation and air conditioning for prominent buildings on every continent. We custom design solutions for each building and our substantial services business gives us the resources to partner with each customer for the life of a building. You can find Trane systems working behind the scenes to provide a comfortable environment for office workers in Beijing's World Trade Center complex, audiences at Milan's famous La Scala opera house, baseball fans in Toronto's Skydome and even tourists visiting the Washington Monument.
As a leader in green building technology, Trane custom designs building systems that operate with maximum energy efficiency. This is what customers want and the environment needs. Our commitment to clean air extends from the air people breathe in our customers' buildings to the air those buildings emit into the atmosphere.
In 2007 Trane was selected to join the Clinton Climate initiative, a team of business and government partners assembled by former U.S. President Bill Clinton to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 40 of the world's largest cities.
Trane has long been the world's largest producer of the massive chillers in commercial air conditioning systems. But our industry leadership today is based on the comprehensive systems we design to accommodate the specific needs of our customers' buildings, complete with sophisticated controls as well as chillers, all supported with Trane parts and services.
We're welcome in homes
The same commitments to customer service, high-performance systems and clean air also make us a leader in premium residential air conditioning systems. Trane offers high-quality, energy-efficient systems and services for homes and light commercial buildings.
In the interest of combining air comfort with air purity, we make whole-house air filtration systems that remove up to 99.98 percent of particles and allergens from the air in your home. Professors from the Harvard School of Public Health verified that these filtration systems are 1,000 times more effective than a standard one-inch filter. Technology like that makes Trane the residential market's leader in indoor air quality, a leadership position we're committed to keeping.
The Trane brand is the most recognized, most preferred and most highly rated brand of residential heating, cooling and ventilation.
Within the North American market, homeowners buy our Trane residential systems at a rate that averages out to one sale every minute of every day. That's a vote of confidence in us.
Our efforts to earn that confidence begin in the design labs and manufacturing sites where our residential systems are created. And that confidence is reinforced when we sit down at a customer's kitchen table to make sure the system we help them select will not only meet but exceed their expectations for comfort and energy-efficiency.