IFMA Facility Fusion Ottawa Attendees Learn from Trane how Digital and Remote Technologies Can Deliver Efficient, Reliable Outcomes

Ottawa, Canada, March 17, 2014 – Attendees at the IFMA Facility Fusion Ottawa conference, held March 18-19 in Ottawa, Canada, will learn from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, how facility managers can use digital and remote technologies to deliver efficient and reliable operational outcomes.

Leon Hawkins, automation and controls business leader for Trane Canada, will discuss how using digital technology, tabulated historical and real-time data and information to re-engineer the management of building systems and operations can optimize operational efficiencies and costs as well as help to sustain high levels of performance, reliability and efficiency.

Attendees will learn about the limitations of conventional building service models and how they can improve upon them. They also will learn how data and information gathering methods can be adjusted to better improve sustained performance. Hawkins will explain how information technology combined with utility partnerships will transform how people think about energy and how it is managed. He also will discuss how facilities will potentially be managed 10 years into the future.

Presentation details:
Title: Using Digital and Remote Technologies to Deliver Efficient, Reliable Operational Outcomes
When: Tuesday, March 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Room Province 2, The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4, Canada
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About IFMA Facility Fusion
IFMA Facility Fusion Ottawa, held March 18-19 at the Westin Ottawa, is a fusion of Canada-specific facility management education, leadership training and best practices. IFMA Facility Fusion Ottawa programming was designed specifically by and for Canadian facility managers. IFMA worked with a strategic program committee—including facility managers who live or work in the region—to determine, develop and vet educational sessions that meet the specific needs of facility managers in Canada. 

About Leon Hawkins
Leon Hawkins is the automation and controls business leader for Trane Canada. With over 16 years in the building technology industry in progressively senior roles, Hawkins brings a diverse knowledge set of buildings, their operations, and the complex technology that manages them. Backed by experience in healthcare, education, industrial, commercial buildings, and pharmaceuticals, Hawkins brings a unique perspective on building performance. He is passionate about how information and data will transform the way buildings will run in the future, the linkage with utilities, new sustainable technologies, and the convergence of information technology as a strategic partner in building operations. Hawkins has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from degree Lakehead University, and is a master of business administration candidate (2014) at the University of British Columbia. He is based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit or