Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Trane articles below.
The Series R® RTWD water-cooled chiller for commercial and industrial buildings is now available for customers in North America and the Middle East who are seeking systems with lower global warming potential.
Building envelope improvements often rank at or near the top of the facility team’s to-do list, since they generally provide an attractive return on investment.
Whether a resident backup system or on-call emergency plan, these temporary tools should be deployed quickly.
As building automation systems continue to evolve, facility managers can use these systems' capabilities to integrate lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
This line of water-cooled chillers has been enhanced with the Trane Adaptive Frequency Drive, which adjusts motor speed based on demand.
These redesigned rooftop HVAC units feature a dual footprint that means they can directly replace up to two-thirds of existing units without requiring adapter curbs.
As an alternative to rectangular ducting, this approach is a more efficient delivery system when conditions are suitable. From the August 2013 issue.
Myriad levels of interaction characterize the next generation of facility controls. From the June 2013 issue.
GE's LightSweep can now be integrated into the Trane Tracer building automation system, providing facility managers increased control strategies across lighting and HVAC systems.
Trane engineers' accomplishments have been recognized with a new wall display.
Through this service, Trane works with healthcare facility managers to identify conditions in their physical facilities that are taking away from the effectiveness of patient care.
Facility professionals would do well to continue managing their buildings with an eye toward ensuring they are leveraging every aspect in a manner that contributes to the business.
With cold and flu season upon us, spending time reviewing your HVAC system, its major components, and air and water distribution is time well spent to help mitigate the spread of type A (H1N1) and other types of Influenza.
To encourage a successful outcome, teams should ensure that a construction project contractor exercises best practices.
It is possible for facility managers to drive value in any economy through energy efficiency efforts in their buildings.
Guest Contributor Warren Michelsen explains how this project delivery method benefits from the power of one and the expertise of many.
Contributor Larry Wash explains, as temps climb, fms can ensure high performance and lower energy bills.
Contributor Bob Vorwald illustrates how facilities can reduce costs and increase efficiencies through recommissioning. From the January 2007 issue.