Trane Educates SPECS Attendees About the Benefits of Energy Management and Better Building Performance

  • Trane Educates SPECS Attendees About the Benefits of Energy Management and Better Building Performance
  • Trane booth showcases energy management solutions and services

Kissimmee, Fla., March 10, 2017 –Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will help educate attendees about the benefits of better building performance, including energy management services, at the Store Planning, Equipment and Construction Services (SPECS) conference held March 12-14 in Kissimmee.

“Building performance plays a critical role in the highly competitive retail and restaurant industries,” said Al Fullerton, systems leader for Trane. “Understanding building energy use and then leveraging the latest innovations that could be incorporated throughout a chain of stores to lower operating costs can result in major savings”

Fullerton, together with representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE), will participate in a panel discussion about DOE-led efforts to make buildings 20 percent more energy-efficient over the next decade. The discussion will feature Wendy’s, and their successful upgrade efforts featuring innovative solutions and ground-breaking technologies that cut energy use by 24 percent in participating stores. The panel discussion will be held on March 13, from 3:10- 4 p.m.

Attendees will learn about additional options for optimizing retail and restaurant environments by visiting the Trane booth during the event. The Trane Building Advantage™ suite of energy services offerings assists retail facility managers with managing and operating efficient and sustainable facilities.

The collection of offerings help building managers recognize their buildings as assets by providing choices for delivering bottom-line financial results and furthering completion of regulatory requirements. Trane Building Advantage capabilities include: energy management systems and services, building controls and automation, renewable energy and power solutions, energy contracting and energy procurement, and management services.

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About Ingersoll Rand
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 $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit

SPECS brings together the nation’s top retailers and top suppliers to learn, share ideas, develop business partnerships and solve problems. At SPECS, retailers involved in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of stores and restaurants come to grapple with the challenges facing their brands, their buildings and their businesses – finding new solutions and forging new relationships.