Challenge how you think about buildings

Improving building system performance can impact everything from recruiting to affordability.

College and university leaders face many challenges today and Indoor air quality is more top-of-mind than ever to ensure everybody is safe, comfortable and secure. 

Understand your campus buildings conditions using a fact based, science driven IAQ Assessment. The assessment will provide a comprehensive report of current conditions, recommended changes to meet industry guidelines and documented proof of improvements implemented

There is a lot to accomplish while also trying to keep tuition affordable. Unlocking the hidden potential of your facilities can reduce operational costs while improving sustainability and emergency resiliency. 


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Reduce operating costs by lowering energy consumption

Every dollar you don’t spend on energy gives you more to spend on needs that support your core educational mission. Your energy spend can be an enabler. It requires looking deep into your energy supply and demand. We’ll help bring various departments together to collaborate on building technology and infrastructure projects that serve both educational and financial goals—and provide the data you need to base project decisions on facts. Not sure how to pay for it? Trane has expertise in an array of financing structures, including performance contracting which eliminates the need for upfront capital investment by allowing you to pay for improvements through future energy savings—savings that are guaranteed by Trane. 



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Deploy new technology for a more flexible and energy efficient campus

The systems that serve your campus must be flexible to serve changing campus needs; using energy only as needed and keeping students and staff comfortable and safe. Our Connected Building solutions make facilities adaptable to fluctuating occupancy requirements. We provide technology that enables you to maintain environments that foster effective learning and healthier living in high-density spaces—while making the most of every bit of energy that’s consumed. Maximize efficiency by integrating control over lighting and HVAC and by practicing Active Energy Management to build sustainability campus-wide and reduce dependency on the electrical grid.

Make more meaningful progress on sustainability

Students expect your school to operate responsibly and be a good steward of energy resources. We can help you reduce your carbon footprint with a wide range of solutions. That may mean upgrading to the latest and most energy efficient HVAC equipment, or integrating more renewable energy. We use data to reveal ways you can change operational strategies to save energy and money without affecting comfort. Then you can use that data to help demonstrate the ongoing progress you’re making to reduce the energy intensity of your campus to the community.

Establish energy independence

 The stability of the power grid is an ongoing concern because of aging infrastructure and ever-greater demand. We can help ensure your campus is ready and resilient. The approach can be diverse and comprehensive, including the use of distributed renewable energy resources, energy storage and microgrids. 

Support student learning and workforce development skills

Getting students engaged is an important goal for Trane.  Across the country our digital tools are converting campus buildings into living learning labs that educate students on how their actions impact the conservation of energy and other natural resources. It offers real-life lessons on energy conservation and sustainability that will last them a lifetime.

Trane is also a proud a sponsor of NC3, a network of education providers and corporations who are working together to support, advance and validate new and emerging technology skills. We provide NC3 members with resources to help engage and prepare students for technical careers in the HVAC industry

Ready for now. Resilient for tomorrow.

As you prepare to reopen your buildings,  we recognize you have a lot of questions. Indoor air quality suddenly matters more than ever. Energy efficiency and sustainability have always mattered. But improving and enhancing building performance requires experience and hands-on expertise. We turn insights and data into an action plan you can move on immediately. So you can plan to reopen your building with confidence— and make it more resilient for tomorrow.

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Top Building Solutions for Higher Education

Trane has a wide range of solutions for making campus buildings more sustainable, cost efficient and conducive for living and learning. These include: 

Case Studies

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College and Trane are working in partnership to better prepare the workforce of tomorrow and become a much more efficient and energy conscious college