Green Schools National Conference Attendees Learn from Trane Strategies for Increasing School District Sustainability


Green Schools National Conference Attendees Learn from Trane Strategies for Increasing School District Sustainability

Sacramento, Calif., March 25, 2014Tim Sisson, education facilities business development leader for Northern California/Nevada Trane will participate in a panel discussion at the upcoming Green Schools National Conference, held March 27-29 in Sacramento, Calif., about how school districts nationwide are documenting energy cost savings and reductions in carbon emissions.

Sisson will discuss how leaders from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, collaborated with Salida Union School District regarding recently completed upgrades at the school. Panelists will also discuss case studies from Montgomery County, Md., and Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Salida Union School District needed to raise funds to purchase classroom technology at six campuses. The district financed a low-interest loan through the Qualified Zone Academy Program and will repay the loan with energy savings generated from infrastructure improvements including: renewable solar energy, water and waste reduction. A building automation system and lighting improvements will also reduce energy costs. The upgrades are expected to reduce district energy costs 10 to 20 percent.

Presentation Details:
Title:     Large, Medium, and Small:  Energy Efficiency for All
Date:      Friday, March 28, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Location: Room 314, Sacramento Convention Center

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About the Green Schools National Conference
The annual Green Schools National Conference will be held March 27-29 in Sacramento, Calif. The conference focuses on solutions to develop healthy and sustainable schools across America. The event is organized by the Green Schools National Network, which advances the national green and healthy schools movement by connecting like-minded and passionate education, non-profit, corporate and public sector individuals and organizations. Conference website:

About Tim Sisson
Tim Sisson, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional, (LEED AP), is education facilities business development leader for Northern California/Nevada Trane. Sisson has more than 30 years of construction and energy conservation experience. A former California Community College instructor, Sisson focuses on campus/classroom applications for energy efficient air conditioning systems, acting as an advisor to the California education construction industry. His roles include serving as statewide facilitator for Southern California Edison “Cool Schools” third-party energy efficiency program for the 2013-2014 cycle. He served as a 2012 and 2013 legislative advisory committee member for the California Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) program. He also is a member of the C.A.S.H. Maintenance Certification Program task force which prepares future leaders in school facilities maintenance and educates school district decision-makers on appropriate maintenance practices. From 2010 through 2012, Sisson served as a statewide facilitator for the Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison “Cool Schools” programs.

About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit or