Your building’s decarbonization strategy starts here.

What is Decarbonization?

Decarbonization is the process of preventing or reducing carbon gasses from being released into the atmosphere, often as the result of burning fossil fuels that emit greenhouse gases. Much like vehicles that are reducing emissions by becoming more fuel efficient, or powered by electric batteries, buildings are decarbonizing, too.

The journey to decarbonize your building is uniquely yours and Trane can meet you at any point. Whether policy, regulations or your own ESG goals are motivating your building to change, Trane has the answers.

Decarbonization Solutions from Trane

Trane will address decarbonization challenges with you, combining our equipment, controls and services to achieve the goals you set. Our approach to decarbonization has four pillars.


Improving energy efficiency

By reducing the amount of energy your HVAC system uses you are reducing the amount of energy the grid must produce, reducing carbon emissions overall. This is a good place to start decarbonizing your building. Our energy-efficiency solutions combine high-efficiency equipment, optimized system control strategies, and energy management services.

Electrification of Heat

Switching to electric HVAC

As the electric power grid transitions to renewable energy sources, switching to electric heating effectively reduces overall emissions. Our electrification process addresses which equipment to choose, how to operate it cost-effectively, and how to keep it reliable and efficient.

Refrigerant Management

Prioritizing refrigerant use

Refrigerants used in HVAC systems can have a greenhouse gas effect, so managing them properly is important. Transitioning to low GWP refrigerants in HVAC equipment, monitoring for potential leaks, and proper on-site management are all part of Trane’s refrigerant management solution. 


Supporting the transition to carbon-free energy

Solar and wind energy are expected to add more than 50% of utility-scale generating capacity this year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Trane can help bring clean energy to your building through on-site or distributed generation, or power purchase agreements.

A Starter's Guide to Decarbonization

Explore the basic pillars of decarbonization and see Trane's 4-step process for reducing emissions in your building.

Join our Gigaton Challenge!

As a global climate innovator, Trane Technologies has set a goal for reducing one gigaton of carbon emission (CO2e) from our customers’ footprint by 2030.

Insights from Trane Experts

IRA Investment Tax Credit: Opportunities to Decarbonize


Geothermal and Thermal Energy Storage Systems: Opportunities to Decarbonize
This webinar will explore trend shifts in the market to incentivize geothermal and thermal energy storage. Presenters will discuss key application considerations for distributed and centralized geothermal systems including a review of equipment. Thermal energy storage economics and cooling and heating system applications will also be discussed.

Decarbonization Stories from Trane Customers

Industry News and Learning Tools

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