Trane Technologies, through its strategic brand Trane, and luxury retailer Neiman Marcus Group are collaborating to decarbonize the luxury retailer’s footprint through renewable energy, electrification, energy efficiency, and refrigerant management. Leveraging recommendations from Trane’s customized energy decarbonization roadmap, Neiman Marcus Group is implementing significant change through major climate commitments and upgrades at stores across the country.

Neiman Marcus Group has worked with Trane for years to help create energy-efficient, healthy, and comfortable spaces across its stores. Now, the companies are expanding their collaboration to achieve emissions reductions in line with Neiman Marcus Group’s sustainability goals, beginning with a quantitative portfolio-wide analysis to strategically identify the facilities and initiatives that will deliver the most impactful outcomes for Neiman Marcus Group, shoppers, and shareholders.

The companies recently marked a major milestone in Neiman Marcus Group’s decarbonization plans with an innovative installation at the retailer’s flagship Bergdorf Goodman Women’s Store in New York City. The 94-year-old historic landmark received an environmentally friendly makeover, replacing its outdated HVAC equipment with two highly efficient chillers from Trane, using next-generation, low-GWP refrigerant and enabling the site’s elimination of natural gas use. The move will contribute to New York City’s goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while keeping shoppers cool and comfortable.

“This electrification project has enabled us to improve the energy efficiency of this landmark building and transition it to renewable energy so that we can do our part to move New York City and the fashion industry toward a net-zero future by 2050,” said Chris Demuth, senior vice president of people services, ESG, and belonging at Neiman Marcus Group.

“Helping businesses achieve their sustainability and operational goals is what we do best,” said Donny Simmons, president of commercial HVAC Americas at Trane Technologies. “We’re proud to play an important role in Neiman Marcus Group’s journey to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030. This is decarbonization in action, and we applaud Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman for taking bold steps to ensure a more sustainable world.”

Through its comprehensive decarbonization program, Trane is also completing decarbonization assessments at select Neiman Marcus stores, as well as energy-efficient improvements and upgrades to building automation systems, rooftop units, LED lighting, energy-conserving fixtures, and indoor air quality technology at Neiman Marcus stores in Dallas; Austin; San Francisco; Troy, Michigan; Pinnacle Point, Texas; Sunrise, Florida; and more.