Trane Teaches Retail, Food Service Executives about the Future of HVAC and Refrigeration at SPECS

Trane Teaches Retail, Food Service Executives about the Future of HVAC and                  Refrigeration at SPECS

Trane showcases new solutions to manage HVAC, lighting controls and reduce operating costs at SPECS 2015 conference

Las Vegas, March 12, 2015Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will address the future of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration at the Store Planning, Equipment, Construction Services (SPECS) conference held March 15-17 in Las Vegas. The company will showcase some of its latest solutions for creating an energy efficient and comfortable store environment.

Kevin Bollom, vice president of engineering and technology for Trane, will participate in an industry panel of senior executives who will address the future of HVAC and refrigeration. The panel will discuss system design and specifications for the future.

Presentation details
Title:               New Frontiers: HVAC and Refrigeration

When:             Monday, March 16, 3:40-4:30 p.m.

Where:            Sands Expo at the Venetian/Palazzo Hotel, Room Galileo 905

Trane also will feature some of its latest solutions at the booth #1006, including the Trane eFlex™ variable-speed technology and the Tracer™ Concierge System.

Trane eFlex variable-speed compressors and fans deliver the performance building occupants need, while also delivering the efficiency building owners want. By precisely matching output to the cooling demands of the space, Trane eFlex compressors and fans operate at their fastest levels when demand is high, and modulate to slower levels when demand is less.

Designed specifically for the retail and restaurant environment, the Tracer Concierge System delivers a simplified way to manage HVAC and lighting controls. This pre-programmed and packaged system contains all the components needed to reduce installation time and ensure consistency across multiple locations. The Tracer Concierge System also offers  simplified in-store operations so staff can focus on their customers. This solution reduces energy use, while maintaining a comfortable environment for customers

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The SPECS (Store Planning, Equipment, Construction Services) conference will be held March 15-17, 2015, in Las Vegas. The conference, which has been held for more than 50 years, is attended by retail and food service corporate executives involved in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of stores and restaurants nationwide. This includes presidents, vice presidents, directors and managers of store planning, construction, maintenance and engineering representing the top retailers across the country.  

About Kevin Bollom
Kevin Bollom is the vice president of engineering and technology at Trane where he is responsible for leading the technology and engineering teams. His team of more than 1,000 engineering professionals, located across the globe, is responsible for the development/launch of new equipment solutions, innovation/technology, quality improvement, productivity through value add/value engineering (VAVE) laboratory operations and execution of design specials/customer order design. Bollom has been with Trane for 12 years with leadership roles in integrated supply chain, strategic sourcing, plant management, controls operations and VAVE engineering. He is located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previous to Trane, Bollom worked for Medtronic, Inc. within the medical device field and with Kimberly-Clark within the consumer products field. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

About Ingersoll Rand
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