Trane Employee Supports Nobel-Winning Panel

June 23, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Jim Crawford, director of Regulatory Affairs for Trane, was recognized for his contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

TYLER, Texas - Jim Crawford, director of Regulatory Affairs for Trane, was recognized for his contribution to the group that was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 when he received a certificate from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC shared the Nobel honor with Al Gore, as noted by the committee, “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.”

Crawford served on a panel of science and technology experts that was formed by IPCC, and served as a reviewer for working group reports that contributed to the Nobel-winning assessment and interpretation of environmental research. He noted that he was surprised, and of course honored, that IPCC recognized every individual who had contributed to their award-winning activity.

“A tremendous effort has been put into research behind climate change since the 1980s,” he said. “IPCC has long operated with the highest levels of collaboration from diverse groups on a global scale. It is generous of them to acknowledge the contributions of individuals at every level of the process. This is certainly a highlight of my career.”

He further recognized Trane’s commitment to being part of the solution on environmental issues. “My company’s support in allowing me and my colleagues to be involved with efforts like IPCC’s research speaks to Trane’s role as a good corporate citizen on issues that have a direct impact on our business and our customers’ well-being.”

For more information, visit

Publication date: 06/23/2008

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Mini Split Installation

Twin Cities contractor Aabott Ferraro helped retrofit an older St. Paul home.


NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

More Podcasts


NEWS 07-28-14 cover

2014 July 28

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Some in the industry are calling for the EPA to halt production of R-22 as of 2015. What do you think?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con