DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Company earned an Energy Efficiency Leader Award for achieving sustainability and energy conservation through energy saving equipment upgrades.

Ford engaged Trane on a large chiller plant project to keep its data centers at precise temperatures and high performance, and less energy use in line with its sustainability commitment. Ford selected and installed the first centrifugal chillers in North America using low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, Chemours XP30 (R-514A).  

Through this project, Ford reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 330 metric tons — the equivalent of powering 45 homes for an entire year or planting 388 acres of trees.

“We are honored to be recognized for our sustainability leadership, which is core to our mission and vision at Ford Motor Company,” said Dwayne Atkins, engineering manager for Ford. “We rely on innovative partners like Trane to help us both maintain our high performance and protect the planet by reducing emissions in our operations.”

“We’re proud to highlight companies like Ford that share our vision for a more sustainable future,” said Donny Simmons, president, Trane Commercial HVAC North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “Ford is leading by example with energy efficiency best practices that prove that there is no tradeoff and you can achieve high performance cooling while making impactful contributions towards environmental sustainability.”

Ford and Trane commitments to sustainability extend beyond energy efficient practices; the companies share similar sustainability goals, focused on enhancing quality of life and climate action:

  • Ford promotes the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by communicating how its vehicles and operations contribute towards related UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Trane is meeting the challenge of climate change through 2030 Sustainability Commitments. Its Gigaton Challenge is designed to reduce customer carbon footprint from buildings, homes and transportation by one gigaton1 CO2e, while leading by example in its own operations — achieving carbon neutral and net positive water operations.