About high performance buildings

While there are many accepted definitions of high performance buildings, Trane sees them as buildings that contribute measurable, year-over-year benefits for building owners based on:

  • The building purpose
  • Business metrics (set by the owner)
  • The responsible use of resources including energy, water, air and human capital consistent with, or exceeding, industry standards and certifications

High performance buildings support mission-critical objectives

Sustainable design principles guide new construction, while operational protocols and maintenance best practices ensure that buildings perform optimally over time. No matter what their age, high performance buildings use energy and water resources efficiently, while creating a positive occupant experience.

The Trane approach to creating a high performance building outcome considers the whole building. It starts with a detailed consultation and assessment to address the many integrated factors that contribute to organizational success and develops and implements a comprehensive plan that helps customers realize their business missions.