Company recognized three employees who have been part of the Trane team since first day of operations
Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 17, 2017 – Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, celebrated its 30-year anniversary at the commercial heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) location in the Pueblo.
During the event, the facility leaders recognized employees for their dedication and commitment to customers, shared stories on the history of the facility, and highlighted the impact the Pueblo location has on the future of Trane. Leaders recognized long-term employees, including three day-one employees who started work during the first year of operation.
“I want to thank all employees, and recognize their loyalty and long-term commitment to Trane. It is their dedication to producing solutions that make us a world-class manufacturer of high efficiency HVAC solutions,” said Tom Herberg, Pueblo facility manager for Trane. “We are honored each day they have chosen Trane as their place of employment.”
The Pueblo campus includes engineering, product management, customer support and manufacturing for large industrial and commercial HVAC units. Many of the location’s air-cooled and water-cooled chiller units are used in schools and large industrial office buildings around the United States and in various other countries.
The location also includes a water-cooled run test facility and the world’s first Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI®)-approved run test facility for air-cooled chillers and EcoWise™ chillers, which are designed to help lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and high-efficiency operation. The product test capability aids customers and the community. Customers from around the world travel to Pueblo to view Trane product capabilities and witness their product purchase performance test. The Pueblo operation hosts approximately 50 customer groups annually, bringing significant travel, lodging and related revenue to the Southern Colorado region.
Ingersoll Rand made a Climate Commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment pledges to:
- Cut the refrigerant GHG footprint of its products by 50 percent by 2020 and incorporate lower GWP alternatives across its portfolio by 2030;
- Invest $500 million in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and
- Reduce company operations-related GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020.
As part of the company’s effort to reduce emissions, Ingersoll Rand evaluated its own operations at facilities and committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within locations around the world. Examples of the company’s efforts include lighting upgrades, reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, waste reduction and water conservation.
To date, the company’s Climate Commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 6.7 million metric tons of CO2 globally, which is the equivalent of avoiding annual CO2 emissions from energy used in more than 700,000 homes for one year. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.
The Pueblo facility has followed suit and recently installed new Ice Storage chillers and is expecting a 5 percent energy reduction year-over-year. The ice storage system allows for the most efficient use of chillers to occur, by running at night during low energy cost hours, and generating ice for daytime use during peak energy hours. The Trane campus is also expecting 12 percent water use reduction year-over-year, due to the new chillers being a closed loop system, and the previous cooling tower not being a closed loop system for water use.
The Pueblo campus is located on 27 acres in the Pueblo airport industrial park and is comprised of two buildings totaling approximately 450,000 square feet. Operations include two manufacturing groups and is home to more than 450 product engineering, product development, production, quality, finance, order service, customer service and marketing employees.
Further details of Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Commitment are publicly available on the website.
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About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.trane.com.
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