Trane Introduces BAS R’newal Building Controls Upgrade Program to Improve Building Efficiency and Performance


Trane Introduces BAS R’newal Building Controls Upgrade Program to 
Improve Building Efficiency and Performance

BAS R’newal provides a cost effective migration plan to access new technologies

St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 13, 2014 Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, now offers the BAS R’newal™ building controls upgrade program. BAS R’newal helps update existing control systems and gain access to new technologies that improve overall building performance and operating efficiency.

Many building owners face the challenge of updating existing building automation systems (BAS) to integrate current equipment with new technology. By leveraging existing equipment, BAS R’newal provides a proactive migration plan to improve the functionality and reliability of an aging system, and is more cost effective than a comprehensive system replacement.

With more than 35 years of experience in building controls, Trane has the expertise to help customers assess and optimize their existing system, prioritize their control needs and identify the most effective way to upgrade the BAS to meet the building’s needs now and for the future.

“Upgrading the BAS enables facility managers to take advantage of new technologies, like open systems with mobile access, wireless communication and Web-enabled remote access,” said Eugene Shedivy, building controls leader at Trane. “These advanced technologies are capable of capturing more building data offering valuable insights for continuous improvements to help run the building better. As a result of the BAS R’newal program, customers receive reports summarizing how BAS R’newal is impacting their buildings and businesses.”

Trane has created a portfolio of Tracer™ communication bridges to help customers easily upgrade aging and existing infrastructure. Tracer controls convert proprietary protocols to open, standard protocols, giving customers the freedom and flexibility to integrate older, existing equipment with new technologies. As a result, customers get immediate, enhanced building control and the ability to cost-effectively manage the replacement of an older system for improved energy efficiency, comfort and sustainability. Tracer controls are pre-engineered, factory tested and designed to work together to provide consistent, reliable operations, even with legacy products.

Tracer building management systems are ideal for operators who oversee single or multiple buildings in various locations — like educational and healthcare facilities or commercial buildings — because they can integrate several dashboards into one BAS. Many Tracer controls enable remote system access via any Internet-enabled device, including a tablet or smartphone. This gives operators more visibility and access to building and system-level dashboards and controls so they can troubleshoot issues, and manage and adjust settings quickly from virtually anywhere. In addition to improving responsiveness, building management software maximizes enterprise-wide energy efficiency and cost savings.

The BAS R’newal program includes ongoing service and support from Trane to help protect the investment and drive lasting business results. Trane experts work with customers to maintain the system for continued efficiency and reliability, and take a proactive approach to identifying additional cost savings opportunities.

To learn more about Trane BAS R’newal, visit

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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. We are a $12 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. 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. For more information, visit or