The easiest way to accelerate climate action to offset carbon emissions is by building decarbonization, water conservation, and energy efficiency into your infrastructure.
Start by offsetting a building’s carbon emissions by modernizing the facility with efficient HVAC systems and equipment. Replace fossil fuel HVAC systems with electric solutions and help reduce waste by incorporating building automations that reduce energy use during off-peak hours. When you’re ready to take it a step further, you can transition your facilities to rely on clean, renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions even further.
Communities around the world are illustrating just how great sustainability and decarbonization are for local economies – see how one State is offsetting over 7,400 metric tons of CO2 while saving $1.2 million every year through better buildings.
6. Healthy public spaces support community equity
Enhancing the health and comfort of the public spaces citizens rely on the most can have ripple effects, improving the holistic prosperity of communities.
Community libraries, shelters, jails and schools often serve as centers for connectivity. For example, it’s not uncommon for the local library to be a primary access point for the internet. Someone could use this internet to complete an online training course, get a better-paying job, and build a pathway out of poverty. Ensuring a healthy and comfortable indoor environment is critical to supporting this citizen’s success.
From protecting healthy, comfortable civic environments where people work and play, to providing reliable shelter and support in times of critical need, every building plays a role in protecting the community it serves. Relying on a reputable and experienced building and infrastructure partner is essential to protecting these public spaces. As your trusted partner, Trane offers a holistic, scalable, and smart approach to helping improve your community’s infrastructure today and for generations to come.
1 United Nations Environment Programme - https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/02/why-the-buildings-of-the-future-are-key-to-an-efficient-energy-ecosystem/