Trane Experts Talk About the 'Next Big Thing' in Energy Efficiency in Sustainable Industries Article
May 22, 2013
Can ‘the Next Big Thing’ Wait? In a recent article published in Sustainable Industries, Ingersoll Rand and Trane experts Randy Newton and Matt Gates analyze today’s business trends to talk about how emerging technologies, as well as the basics of energy efficiency, can have a significant impact on individual building performance as well as the overall global demand for energy.
When it comes to satisfying the world’s almost insatiable appetite for energy, nothing beats energy efficiency. While the efficiency of commercial buildings has improved significantly in recent decades, the building industry has only begun to tap the energy reserves trapped in underperforming facilities.
According to research from global managemenet consulting firm McKinsey & Company, improving non-transportation related energy efficiency in the United States alone could eliminate $1.2 trillion in wasted spending and reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 1.1 gigatons – which is roughly the equivalent of taking every passenger vehicle off U.S. roadways.
The inventory of existing buildings has just scratched the surface when it comes to realizing the full potential of energy efficiency to help reduce global energy consumption and our environmental impact.
Read the full article to learn more about what Trane experts see as groundbreaking innovations in high performance building technologies, operating practices and intelligent building services that will create better, healthier, more comfortable, and more productive indoor environments.