What if, by upgrading HVAC infrastructure and building automation, your campus buildings also became a live learning tool for students? Trane’s Virtual Living Learning Lab (VL3™) is making it happen.
The recent influx of funding for campus upgrades, including the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), has made it possible for many higher education institutions to move forward with major projects aimed at reducing their buildings’ fossil fuel energy use. Upgrading aging HVAC infrastructure can provide significant sustainability and cost benefits due to the higher energy efficiency of newer equipment. The benefits are even greater when a building automation system (BAS) is included. Some experts say BAS can improve energy efficiency by up to 40% because of the improved data, analytics and control.1
Trane can also turn BAS into an educational opportunity when campus buildings are managed through Tracer® Ensemble®. The VL3 gives students access to user interfaces without being able to disturb the facility setup. Essentially, every square foot of the connected campus becomes the basis for reality-based learning. It is a relevant and engaging way for students to gain technical skills and practice analytical thinking.
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