Entries by Trane Canada West

Q&A:  New Generation of Alternative Refrigerants

What concerns are there about HFCs? With growing concerns about the impact on the environment and climate change, pressure has been mounting for years to reduce the use of high-GWP refrigerants across many applications and industries. One of the reasons HFCs are under pressure is because they have longer atmospheric lives. For example, R-134a survives […]

Improving Indoor Air Quality

By: United Cool Air Most air conditioners recirculate indoor air. While this saves energy, there is a very serious health cost to pay when people breathe indoor air instead of outdoor air! According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is two to five times MORE TOXIC on average than outside air. […]

Proving Results of Energy Management Projects

Originally created for BOMA International. Energy represents about 20 percent of total operating costs in a typical commercial building. Commercial real estate is expensive to maintain, and everyone wants to find an edge — or the newest solutions to improve the operation. But how do you know you’re making the right improvements? Implementing building energy […]

The Trane Station

Historically a train station was central to many communities and thus a gathering place for people (and ideas) and existed at the crossroads of different communities.  On this basis, we thought that the Trane Station was an apt name for a compilation of online articles we will be sharing every two weeks, as we will […]