Trane Presents Haltom High School with an Energy Efficiency Leader Award for Reducing HVAC Energy Use by 20 Percent; Maintenance Costs by 76 Percent
In recognition of Haltom High School’s commitment to improved building performance and sustainability, Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, presented school district leaders with an “Energy Efficiency Leader Award” on Aug. 2, 2011.
The award recognizes schools like Haltom High School of Haltom City, Texas, which is part of the Birdville Independent School District (BISD), that have achieved outstanding achievements in environmental sustainability as part of their commitment to becoming a high performance building.
Recent infrastructure improvements, including replacing and upgrading two chilled water systems and the addition of a building automation system at Haltom High School, have helped to reduce heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) energy use by 20 percent and maintenance expenses by 76 percent. The upgrades have also helped improve the environment of learning and increased the energy, operational efficiency and sustainability of the building.
Besides Haltom High School, the BISD also has other schools on the journey towards becoming high performance buildings. High performance buildings are safe, comfortable and efficient. They meet specific standards for energy and water use, system reliability and uptime, environmental compliance, occupant comfort and safety, and other success factors. High performance buildings help owners and occupants be more productive and achieve their business missions by using design and operating standards that are created, measured and continually validated to deliver established outcomes within specified tolerances.
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In addition, leaders from Trane are available for interviews and can discuss steps new or existing schools can take to start their journey towards becoming high performance buildings.