Trane brings decades of experience and expertise in modeling and designing multiple building types to address indoor air quality, occupant comfort, and service and maintenance. This knowhow is channeled into the creation of high performance buildings in which optimal results in all areas are coordinated, in recognition of the fact that the physical building environment is inextricably linked to business results such as operating efficiency and employee productivity.
"Green buildings generate an average increase of 7.5% in a building's value and a 6.6% improvement in return on investment, while decreasing operating costs by 8% to 9%,"1 according to McGraw-Hill Construction. Other benefits include lower energy costs, lower insurance rates, and the ability to draw in higher-quality tenants.
RMZ Millenia Business Park, run by RMZ Corporation, India’s leading corporate real estate developer, covers a built-up area of 2.2 million square feet spread across 22 acres. RMZ, seeking to meet the challenge of rising energy costs and ecological sustainability while maintaining building comfort, approached Trane to develop a comprehensive HVAC solution for the park. Experience with USGBC certification made Trane an excellent choice.
The 14,200 square meter Omega Center is a high-tech communication building in Haifa, Israel, owned and operated by Electra Real Estate Group, Ltd. It was designed and constructed as a typical commercial building. However, its location, size, amenities and management soon attracted high-profile clients from the communications world, such as NetVision and Qualcomm. Many of the building’s original systems and services, including air-conditioning, were insufficient to meet the new and demanding requirements of the new tenants’ data centers. Additional cooling capacity and an uninterrupted service were needed, along with a qualified service support team. To meet these demanding customer requirements while keeping operating costs under control in a building and air-conditioning system not designed for such high specification needs would indeed be difficult.
“Aging equipment and the need for additional cooling capacity and site resiliency motivated us to investigate environmentally responsible solutions,” said James P. McAleer, vice president of facilities for Morgan Stanley, explaining the genesis of the company’s installation, at its Purchase facility, of the New York Metropolitan area’s largest ice storage based air-conditioning system.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) presented Morgan Stanley with a ceremonial incentive check in the amount of $300,000. Morgan Stanley engaged the Energy Services group of Trane’s New York – New Jersey offices to develop an energy-saving solution. Trane, with technical and financial analysis support from ECM, proposed a thermal storage solution that would shift the site’s electrical load from day to night. Electricity is more plentiful, less expensive and generated more efficiently during the night or off-peak hours.