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Is two- or three-pipe VRF system right for you?

May 24, 2019 01:00 AM

After you’ve decided variable refrigerant flow (VRF) is the best HVAC solution for your building, you’re tasked with another important decision: do you choose two- or three-pipe technology? The answer can depend on many variables, including the building application, architecture and age, to name a few.

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Women in HVAC: How Trane is Closing the Gender and Job Candidate Gaps

April 24, 2019 03:10 PM

The calendar just closed on the 2019 celebration of International Women’s Day. With a new flood of college graduates poised to hit the job market, our leaders remain focused on encouraging increased representation of women in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) jobs.

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Here’s what you missed at the 2019 AHR Expo

February 20, 2019 12:45 AM

Didn't make it to the 2019 AHR Expo or just want to re-live the excitement? Check out our booth tour video and read about booth highlights from this year's show.

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An Update On PG&E’s Bankruptcy

Jude Clemente, Power & Gas Market Analyst February 12, 2019 08:54 AM

Based in San Francisco, PG&E is the largest utility in the nation. It provides electric and natural gas services to 16 million customers across a 70,000 square mile area of northern and central California.

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4 Questions to Determine Your Equipment Upgrade Strategy

December 11, 2018 04:45 AM

You may be at a crossroads between replacing or retrofitting your building’s HVAC equipment due to age. We know this because the U.S. Energy Information Administration has reported that nearly half of all commercial buildings were constructed before 1980.1

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U.S. Natural Gas Prices Spike to Levels Not Seen Since 2014

Jude Clemente, Sr. Market Analyst - Gas and Power November 16, 2018 08:30 AM

Closing Wednesday at $4.84 per MMBtu, prompt-month natural gas prices have soared to their highest levels since 2014. Despite the multi-year high levels, this move wasn’t totally unexpected and Trane has been warning clients about the possibility of a winter price run-up since signs started pointing that direction in the summer months.

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Thinking Differently About Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPA's)

November 14, 2018 09:45 AM

What’s in your sustainability playbook? Purchasing renewable energy from a local provider, reducing overall energy consumption and installing distributed renewable energy sources, such as solar panels or wind turbines, should all be considered as part of a holistic approach to energy and environmental impact.

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The High Cost of Processing Your Own Energy Invoices

Steve Longhurst, Strategic Services Leader October 30, 2018 01:10 PM

An independent study recently calculated the cost of processing a single energy invoice at $13.04. A line item under $20 probably won’t catch the attention of the finance director, but a deeper look into missed benefits and opportunities elevates the priority.

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Low Storage Levels Could Spike U.S. Winter Natural Gas Prices

Jude Clemente, Senior Market Analyst, Gas & Power October 26, 2018 04:30 AM

With the winter just a few weeks away, it has become increasingly clear that the U.S. will go into this heating season with the lowest amount of gas in storage since 2003. Storage is now expected to be at just 3.25 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), well below the 3.8 Tcf that was seen last year and the record 4.05 Tcf that we had to start the winter of 2016-2017. Some colder temperatures to end October are expected to put injections below normal over the next few weeks.

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Corporate Sustainability Need Not be Controversial

Trevor Sutherland, Market Analyst October 24, 2018 10:22 AM

As corporate sustainability efforts are at an all-time high, there is increasing interest in how these efforts are reported and how they impact overall business. While many companies wish to be seen as leaders in sustainability, some question if these efforts are compatible with their core business functions. This dilemma is best exemplified in two incidents from the past several weeks.

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