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In the spring of 2009, the University of Central Missouri (UCM) embarked on a $36.1 million energy savings contract (ESCO) with Trane. The ESCO addressed $20 million in needed but deferred maintenance, and $16.1 million in energy efficient upgrades on the campus. Construction was scheduled to last through the spring of 2011, but the project was completed in the fall of 2010, six months ahead of schedule. By June of 2010, 100 percent of the lighting retrofits were complete and the geothermal heating/cooling system was fully operational. These projects had already generated more than $500,000 in energy and operating cost savings before project completion.
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Raising performance across college and university campuses
It’s a never-ending challenge to create a desirable campus with limited financial resources. At Trane, we’re supporting the mission of higher education—helping to support faculty and raise performance by improving the learning environment and living conditions. Students want a green school, and Trane offers some of the world’s most effective and financially appealing solutions for a sustainable campus.
Our campus-wide approach to saving energy and reducing operational costs helps colleges and universities shift more dollars back into core educational priorities, and keep tuition in check.
At Trane, we have over 50 years of experience helping higher education customers around the world improve learning environments, implement green campuses and achieve better financial and operational performance.
Trane is a proud sponsor of NC3, a network of education providers and corporations that supports, advances and validates new and emerging technology skills, providing NC3 members with resources to prepare the next generation of HVAC technicians including:
- Certification training that will be implemented at NC3 member colleges
- Counsel to advise NC3 members on improving their learning environments
- Programs to prepare their students for a career in the HVAC industry
As a sponsor and advisor of NC3, Trane provides industry expertise in energy-related areas, such as HVAC systems, climate- and energy-control technologies and renewable energy—including geothermal, solar and wind energy systems. Click here for a short video about the Trane/NC3 partnership.
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Conserving energy is a key issue across many professions today. The higher education environment creates the perfect opportunity to evaluate how energy will play a role in one’s future career as well as the role it plays in our lives today. The Trane BTU Crew curriculum is designed to engage students from all career paths in using their campus as a living energy lab. Through the course of the curriculum, students will:
- Perform a building energy audit, analyze the results, and present findings and recommendations to improve energy efficiency
- Investigate their career interests and discover how they tie to energy
- Lead campaigns to conserve energy in campus buildings
- Strengthen presentation and interviewing skills
Sustainability—meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs—is a natural objective for college and university campuses. Today’s students will have to deal firsthand with the consequences of unsustainable practices, and many are taking a stand. A growing number of prospective students take a school’s approach to sustainability into consideration when deciding which school to attend.
Trane is an active participant in policy-setting organizations, including the U.S. Green Building Council, American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). We can support your campus sustainability goals.
Trane has over 700 LEED® Accredited Professionals and vast experience designing energy-effcient solutions for the multi-building campus. With our state-of-the-art analysis tools, HVAC systems and knowledge, Trane is uniquely qualified to help colleges and universities finetune energy and indoor environmental strategies, incorporating alternative energy sources such as geothermal and cogeneration.
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“While we are definitely pleased with the results of the improvements, this is an ongoing project. Our relationship with our architect and Trane isn’t a supplier/customer relationship, it is a partnership designed to ensure that we use energy as efficiently as possible”
-Oklahoma City Community College
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