Entries by Trane Canada West

Trends in HVAC Technology

By Neal Lorenzi of Health Facilities Management, interviewing Mike Patterson, Product Manager, Centrifugal Chillers, Trane What are the big issues for chillers in hospitals? What challenges do hospitals pose to chiller manufacturers? The concept of “population health” is becoming increasingly common in healthcare. This is a more holistic, proactive approach to patient care, which the healthcare […]

Predictive Building Analytics: The Future of HVAC Automation

by Neil Maldeis, Energy Solutions Engineering Leader Would you feel more confident in your building’s performance if technology could predict equipment failures before they happen? In the Internet of Things (IoT) age, this level of insight is possible and is known as predictive analytics. Across all industries, IoT is expected to grow from $900 million […]

The Secret of Turning Data into Revenue

By Matt Gates, director of Intelligent Services Offers, Trane Information technology advancements are bringing about a product revolution with smart, connected products that are more available and affordable than ever before. Near ubiquitous wireless connectivity, coupled with improvements in processing power and device miniaturization, have resulted in a wave of connected devices and systems in […]

 HSBC Tower Nets $150,000 in Annual Utility Savings Through Building Improvement

By Dino Giarrusso, Controls and Service, Solutions Leader, Trane Canada Prince George–based property management firm Majestic Management takes pride in offering customers a high level of real estate experience and multidisciplinary technical skills among its 20-person staff. Their goal is to modernize several buildings in its portfolio to high-performance standards, with a focus on energy […]

A Touch of Alchemy Transforms a Vermont Brewery

A Touch of Alchemy Transforms a Vermont Brewery “When people walk in the door, their jaws drop,” said John Kimmich, co-owner and head brewer at The Alchemist Brewery. “The natural light, the energy efficiency of the building — it’s a church to beer.” The original Alchemist location opened in Waterbury, Vermont, in 2003. After eight […]

Deliver More Value to Your Customers with Building Integration

By Neil Maldeis, Energy Solutions Engineering Leader, Trane® Connected buildings, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices are buzzwords in the industrial market. But do your customers have a true understanding of what a connected building is and the benefits that it can provide? Connected devices, like lighting, security systems, and heating, ventilation and […]

Seeing the Big Picture in Building Design

By Al Fullerton, Systems Leader, Trane In commercial building design, individual pieces of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment are often selected based on their efficiency. It’s natural to want to choose the most effective solution, and many times we consider this through the performance of an individual component. But is this really the […]


By Colmac Coil Background The application of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in heating and cooling units is becoming more common every day.  VFDs work by converting an AC voltage to DC voltage and then pulsing the DC voltage to simulate an AC sine wave at the required frequency to control motor speed. VFDs are an […]

Four Ways to Maximize Energy Procurement Savings

By Drew Fellon, business leader for energy supply services, Trane   It’s well-known that energy costs are always one of the most significant portions of a commercial building budget. Finding ways to reduce that spend can be tricky, but there are ways you can impact it: reduce the amount of energy consumed, change the time […]

Advantages of double-wall brazed plate heat exchangers in potable water applications

By: SWEP North America Brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHEs) are one of the most efficient ways to transfer heat.  They are designed to provide unparalleled performance with the lowest life-cycle cost. Choosing brazed technology for your next heating or cooling project will bring many benefits, including savings in space, energy, and maintenance across HVACR and […]