Trane Showcases High Performance Solutions that Optimize Buildings to Support Energy Management at BOMA 2014

Show also features an educational discussion by Trane experts on how to translate utility data, from real-world commercial properties, into actionable information

Orlando, Fla. June 20, 2014 — Commercial real estate is a competitive business that requires heightened asset performance, profitability and efficiency at every level of building and portfolio management. Facility owners and managers will learn from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, how to optimize buildings for effective energy management and sustainability through industry-leading comfort and control solutions at BOMA’s 2014 Every Building Conference & Expo, June 22-24, in Orlando, Fla.

At the conference, Trane will showcase new energy-efficient technologies for commercial properties at booth #1311, highlight a new partnership, and host an educational session that addresses how to identify energy conservation measures from building data and how to measure and communicate the impact.

Trane highlights state-of-the-art solutions and a new partnership at the show:

Trane Wireless Comm significantly simplifies building projects by minimizing the labor, engineering, estimating and project management tasks associated wtih communication link and zone sensor wiring, and simplifies problem solving on new buildings, controls upgrades and building expansion projects.

Trane Stealth™ air-cooled chiller is the newest and quietest chiller, and myPLV, a tool created to personalize an economic chiller comparison specific to a market and application. Stealth air-cooled chillers deliver an industry-leading combination of part-load and full-load efficiencies and the lowest published sound levels for an air-cooled chiller in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry. The myPLV chiller performance evaluation tool offers a quick and simple option for chiller economic comparisons. The customized myPLV value is calculated based on individual criteria, reflecting specific chiller installation location, building purpose and chiller plant design.

Advantage™VRF, variable refrigerant systems, featuring variable-speed compressor technology, offer customizable solutions for improved temperature control and occupant comfort in an energy-efficient package that reduces operating expenses. These systems include ‘smart inverter’ compressors and feature an upgraded vapor injection system.

Fellon-McCord, a new Trane partner in global energy management and sourcing solutions has more than 20 years of experience serving commercial, industrial, institutional and government customers. Their energy supply procurement and management services expertise expand Trane capabilities for supply-side energy management.

Educational Session

Mike Dillard, sales manager, existing building solutions, Trane, and Terry Bickham, director of energy services and solutions in the global services group, Trane, will demonstrate how to “hear” what a building has to say and how to translate that data into actionable information through three real-world examples.

The presentation will feature the analysis of three office buildings in very different climate zones. Presenters will identify energy conservation measures recommended or discerned from the analysis and the expectations of the work completed will be used to examine how the methods might be applied to audience members’ situations. They will hone in on the definitions, need and availability of interval metering data, including smart metering, third party sources such as utilities, and internal or organic means of data harvesting.

Presentation details:
Title: Learn to Hear and Say What Your Building Is Saying
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 9–10:15 a.m.
Location: Sanibel Room, Gaylord Palms, Orlando, FL

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About the BOMA 2014 Every Building Conference and Expo
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates. The 2014 Every Building Conference and Expo, held June 22-24 in Orlando, Fla., is the commercial real estate industry’s premiere professional event. Held annually in June the show offers more than 40 sessions across eight education tracks.

About the speakers

Mike Dillard, sales manager, existing building solutions for Trane, has more than 25 years of industry experience in the mechanical contracting, service and energy services industry Prior to joining Trane, he was vice president – business development for EMCOR MSI, a large mechanical contracting and energy services firm. Before that he was general manager, Tampa Bay operations and strategic accounts manager for Encompass National Accounts. Dillard is past president of the Central Florida Chapter of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He is a voting member of ASHRAE ANSI Standard 180, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, and is an active member of The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and was on the board of directors for the Trane Strategic Partner Program. Dillard is graduate of the University of Central Florida.

Terry Bickham currently serves as the director of energy services and solutions in the Global Services Group at Trane/Ingersoll Rand. Over the last three decades, he has driven success with initiation to completion energy projects and leadership of technical/operations programs and teams. Focused around energy and operational performance, his experience spans business development, sales support, project engineering, offer development, financial modeling, risk management, client relationship excellence, construction and commissioning as well as continuing operations management. Bickham has been the national services director for an energy services company, an energy engineer and trainer with a number of firms, as well as energy manager for a multi-national plastics firm. He holds a degree in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.

About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
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. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit or

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