MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Frost & Sullivan has recognized Trane with its 2010 North American Award for Green Excellence in Service Innovation. A business of Ingersoll Rand and a leading provider of indoor comfort systems and services, Frost & Sullivan said Trane has demonstrated significant measurement and verification of energy savings. The company evaluates sustainability improvements and helps to significantly reduce the short- and long-term environmental impact of its customers’ facilities.

“Using flexible service models that encompass the unique requirements of a diversified range of customer segments has contributed to the consistent growth of Trane and retention of its strong customer base,” said Frost & Sullivan industry manager Jorge Moreno. “Trane also provides renewable energy alternatives that enable clients to cultivate financially, as well as sustainably, over time.”

“Trane is honored to receive this award from Frost & Sullivan,” said Larry Wash, president of global services for Ingersoll Rand’s Trane, Thermo King and Hussmann businesses. “Innovation is ingrained into every aspect of our company and we are proud to help our customers realize significant cost savings while ensuring our energy-efficient solutions have an ever-shrinking impact on the environment.”

Frost & Sullivan said Trane provides proven payback analysis through optimization of controls for HVAC and building automation systems, energy retrofits and control upgrades, as well as the introduction of new technologies in the area of lighting or wireless sensors, continuous commissioning and retro-commissioning.

“Unlike some competitors that typically only explore energy savings to support funding opportunities, the Trane model comprises a comprehensive view of funding and budget allocations, capital expenses, total cost of ownership, financial return and pertinent financial driving factors,” noted Moreno. “This not only makes financing more attractive to institutional funders, but also allows investors to aim for larger amounts of funding and offers economies of scale for securing lower prices for the equipment and labor.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a service platform characterized by long-term sustainability, the ability to optimize resource usage, and the adaptability to changing environmental needs.

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Publication date:09/27/2010