DAVIDSON, N.C., and ATLANTA — Trane Technologies and Habitat for Humanity International are teaming up on a national initiative called “Indoor Climate and Maintenance Education” ̶ I-CLIME ̶ which will equip new Habitat homeowners with resources for maintaining comfortable, healthier, and energy-efficient homes without breaking the bank.
“Our commitment to sustainability extends to the communities where we live and work; this is why we’re partnering with organizations like Habitat for Humanity to increase economic mobility and access to safe, affordable, and healthier housing,” said Jason Bingham, president of Trane Technologies’ Residential HVAC & Supply business. “I-CLIME means empowering new homeowners to take care of their homes. The goal of this program is to help families succeed, revitalize communities and contribute to a healthier planet.”
“At Habitat, we know that an affordable home is not just about the purchase price, but also about the cost to heat, cool, and maintain the home over time,” said Julie Laird Davis, vice president of corporate and cause marketing partnerships at Habitat for Humanity International. “By partnering with Trane Technologies, we’ll be able to help more families succeed with Habitat and keep their housing costs even lower.”
I-CLIME will launch in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a series of educational resources for Habitat homebuyers focused on topics including preventative maintenance, appliance care, and warranties, as well as strategies for energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Habitat for Humanity and Trane Technologies expect the partnership to expand to additional markets in 2021 to benefit hundreds of families, helping to reduce the energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions for those households served.
Trane Technologies employees will also volunteer with Habitat for Humanity on local home builds, as well as support fundraising and in-kind giving. These efforts are part of the company’s 2030 Sustainability Commitments that include a pledge to reduce its customers’ carbon emissions by 1 gigaton (2 percent of the world’s annual emissions), bring its own operations to carbon neutral, and create community opportunities through investments in education and workforce development, housing and comfort, and food and wellness.