Trane Commercial Blog & Industry Updates

The High Cost of Processing Your Own Energy Invoices

Steve Longhurst, Strategic Services Leader October 30, 2018 01:10 PM

An independent study recently calculated the cost of processing a single energy invoice at $13.04. A line item under $20 probably won’t catch the attention of the finance director, but a deeper look into missed benefits and opportunities elevates the priority.

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Low Storage Levels Could Spike U.S. Winter Natural Gas Prices

Jude Clemente, Senior Market Analyst, Gas & Power October 26, 2018 04:30 AM

With the winter just a few weeks away, it has become increasingly clear that the U.S. will go into this heating season with the lowest amount of gas in storage since 2003. Storage is now expected to be at just 3.25 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), well below the 3.8 Tcf that was seen last year and the record 4.05 Tcf that we had to start the winter of 2016-2017. Some colder temperatures to end October are expected to put injections below normal over the next few weeks.

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Corporate Sustainability Need Not be Controversial

Trevor Sutherland, Market Analyst October 24, 2018 10:22 AM

As corporate sustainability efforts are at an all-time high, there is increasing interest in how these efforts are reported and how they impact overall business. While many companies wish to be seen as leaders in sustainability, some question if these efforts are compatible with their core business functions. This dilemma is best exemplified in two incidents from the past several weeks.

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Agility™ Q&A with Product Manager Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson, Product Manager October 18, 2018 09:03 AM

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Canadian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility Moving Forward

Beau Walker, Energy Services Department Leader October 9, 2018 09:45 AM

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4 Opportunities for Building Optimization on a Budget

October 3, 2018 06:30 AM

Delaying building improvements because of budget can ultimately cost more in reduced performance and inefficiency. So don’t wait. Here are four opportunities for building optimization on a budget.

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Power Bill 101: What’s Driving Your Price? Revealing the Secrets of Your Energy Bill.

Diane Coleman, Business Development Representative September 18, 2018 03:30 AM

Electricity bills can be painful. Ask businesses about their operating expenses, and most will say that energy is in their top three. If the utilities in your state are regulated, look to optimize your utility rate schedule.

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U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico at Record Highs

Jude Clemente, Senior Market Analyst - Gas and Power September 11, 2018 09:17 AM

With two new pipelines entering service in June (Nueva Era and El Encinco-Topolobampo), U.S. piped gas to Mexico has been soaring to all-time highs.

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Predictive Building Analytics: The Future of HVAC Automation

Neil Maldeis, Energy Solutions Engineering Leader September 5, 2018 03:45 AM

Would you feel more confident in your building’s performance if technology could predict equipment failures before they happen? In the Internet of Things (IoT) age, this level of insight is possible and is known as predictive analytics.

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The Formula for Energy Supply Management

August 28, 2018 11:30 AM

When customers ask for our help in analyzing their energy bill, we start by building a fundamental understanding of the influencing factors.

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