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April 30, 2015

Existing buildings account for most of the energy used in the building sector, whereas new buildings use only a small percentage of energy. The energy use in commercial buildings is predicted to increase every year for at least two decades. Therefore, it is important to retrofit existing buildings to increase energy savings. This endeavor is very complicated with many considerations, such as maintaining historic features to controlling costs.

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April 24, 2015

Great eBook from Noesis discussing the benefits of an HVAC/controls retrofit, including a deep dive into the financials. And, because these investments are typically opportunistic, to take advantage of energy savings, they’re often not budgeted, so they walk through a cash purchase and a financed purchase to further explain the economic benefits.

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April 2, 2015

Trane added Tracer Concierge to its building controls portfolio. A building automation system (BAS) provides centralized control of a building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting, and Concierge is a simplified BAS — giving building owners sophisticated building control via one easy-to-use interface.

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March 26, 2015

Trane introduced their Air-Fi wireless technology for building controls. Air-Fi wireless replaces the need for wired building controls, allowing installations to be completed quickly with less disruption to occupants in existing buildings, while also providing greater reliability, simplified installation, and more flexibility as building spaces change.

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March 12, 2015

Trane Building Advantage is a suite of energy services to assist building owners and managers with managing and operating efficient and sustainable buildings. The products and services help building owners recognize their buildings as assets by offering choices for delivering bottom-line financial results and furthering completion of regulatory requirements.

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January 30, 2015

Replacing an aging controls system can be cumbersome, expensive, and risky.  It’s a huge leap to take—unless you have a bridge.

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October 9, 2014

The commercial lighting landscape is changing rapidly as the top two technologies, fluorescent and LED, compete for center stage. Fluorescent lights, the standard office lighting product, are still the cheapest and most popular type of commercial lighting. Long-lasting LEDs, however, are starting to gain market traction as they become more affordable.

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September 25, 2014

When you take your car into the shop, the service tech plugs your car into a computer and runs diagnostics to find hidden problems before they become big issues. The sensors they plug into are already there—you just need the right person, with the right tools, to tap into that data pool, put it all together, and make sense of everything.

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September 4, 2014

After 30 years in the HVAC service industry, I hear a lot of the same questions. One of the most frequent being, “Is it more economical to repair or replace my HVAC equipment?” The following questions should be answered first.

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June 5, 2014

Most municipal water department managers know exactly how much revenue they are missing out on due to poor meter readings. Typically, municipal water departments can only charge for the water that the meter has measured.

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