A Collective Approach to Increase High Performance Building Adoptions
June 05, 2013
The research firm Frost & Sullivan recently noted the changes and evolution of the high performance building industry in the last several years, driven in large part by the growing IT influence on physical systems and the recession’s financial pressures, have sped up the development and adoption of many efficiency technologies. Energy and environment industry manager Konkana Khaund explains:
"To ensure the right technologies and practices are adopted, industry participants need to collectively address and respond to the fundamental challenges associated with converting traditional buildings into smart and responsive entities. We need a consensus-based approach to project delivery with stakeholders, collaborating from the early conceptual stages to bring the physical and IT domains closer."
At Trane, we believe this collaborative approach is critical for any building on the journey to becoming a high performance one. The building should not simply be a company’s token example of sustainability; it must fit into the overall mission of the business and help achieve its objectives.
To do this, the right methodology should be implemented to ensure measured progress year after year. Long after the inaugural ribbon is cut, smart tools and responsive monitoring systems will help optimize performance.
Our revolutionary integration of technology, proprietary analytics and Trane expertise continuously collects, interprets and acts on building data to improve the performance of the building's systems throughout its lifetime. We believe that this comprehensive, long-term approach embodies the collaboration that is needed between the physical and IT domains and will ultimately help drive the adoption of more high performance building technologies.