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Jan. 18, 2006: Trane Improves Schools' Energy Efficiency

January 18, 2006
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Trane announced that it has secured a performance contract to upgrade the building HVAC infrastructure and climate control equipment in five buildings within the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Steuben County, in Angola, Ind. Also, the Marysville School District in Marysville, Ohio, has awarded Trane a contract to upgrade its existing HVAC systems.

"Trane's HVAC solutions will contribute to increased energy efficiency of our school buildings," said Niles Pfafman, assistant superintendent, MSD of Steuben County. "With some of the installation complete, we are already experiencing dramatic improvements in the comfort level of our classrooms - which we believe has a direct impact on learning." Trane has supplied and maintained MSD of Steuben County's HVAC equipment and controls for more than five years.

Trane's Performance Contracting (PACT) is a package of products and services, customized to specific building requirements, designed to deliver energy and operating cost reductions. Energy savings achieved through PACT pay for facility enhancements.

As part of the planned renovation, scheduled for completion in April 2006, Trane will upgrade and provide the following which is expected to result in energy savings of $40,000 per year, in addition to operational savings:

  • 17 Voyagerâ„¢ packaged rooftop units for improved energy efficiency;

  • High efficiency boilers;

  • Temperature control upgrades;

  • Recommissioning of the HVAC controls;

  • Lighting retrofits, including T-8 lamps with electronic ballasts for improved efficiency; and

  • Masonry repairs and window replacements to better seal the building and improve energy efficiency.

    "MSD of Steuben County will benefit greatly from reduced energy and maintenance costs while improving the long-term sustainability of the school facilities," said Pat Garibay, education and local government market sales leader for Trane.

    Marysville School District has more than 5,000 students in five elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school, and employs more than 300 teachers and 200 support staff.

    "Building on the success of our past relationship, we selected Trane's Tracer Summitâ„¢ building automation system because it creates an easy interface that will align utility equipment in all of our current buildings, ultimately allowing us to reduce energy consumption," said Larry Zimmerman, superintendent, Marysville School District. As part of the planned upgrade, Trane will supply the following:

  • Tracer Summit building automation system to provide integrated control of all aspects of the school's climate and lighting systems including the elements below.

  • One 140-ton and two 200-ton RTAC air-cooled rotary liquid chillers engineered for lower life cycle costs and reliability.

  • Nine 190-ton ice storage tanks to provide more than 20 percent of the ton-hours of necessary cooling on a design cooling day, and 50 percent on cooler days.

  • Two hot water boilers for efficient water heating

    "Trane's Integrated Comfortâ„¢ systems approach to Marysville Schools' HVAC renovations combines the efficiencies of Trane products with factory-mounted controls and building automation to assure reliable comfort and reduced energy consumption with building management," said Garibay. "An integrated HVAC system is critical to establishing high performance schools that improve the learning environment while saving energy, resources, and money."

    Publication date: 01/16/2006

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