LAS VEGAS, Nev. – At the AHR Expo on Jan. 29-Feb. 1, Trane showcased and spoke about new commercial and residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning and energy management solutions. The theme for the Trane booth was “Beyond Tomorrow.”
Connected Solutions and Building Optimization Solutions
With Trane Air-Fi wireless technology, building managers can bring maximum flexibility to their building automation system. Wireless technology from Trane replaces the wired communication link needed for the building controls system and easily integrates multiple building system devices, allowing building owners to reconfigure spaces as technology and building needs evolve.
New Trane Tracer Ensemble building management systems provide an enterprise-wide view into multiple building control systems. An enhanced user interface makes advanced system control fast and easy. New capabilities offer business advantages for both building owners and their tenants.
Trane Intelligent Services provides a complete building energy management system that is tailored to every building’s needs — delivering improved building performance, sustainable operations and reduced operating costs.
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Solutions
Trane Series S CenTraVac chiller portfolio has expanded to include the CVHM model. This expansion includes the industry’s most efficient chiller (both full and part load) as well as a small footprint and lowest sound levels in the industry. The Series S line of chillers is part of the Ingersoll Rand EcoWise portfolio, designed for high-efficiency operation and lower environmental impacts with next-generation, low-global warming potential refrigerants. The Series S offering is available with either R-123 or R-514A.
Trane Precedent Light-Commercial rooftop units with eFlex technology now include 6-10 ton sizes. Trane has a complete line of ultra-high energy-efficient, light-commercial packaged rooftop units (3-17.5 tons). Trane eFlex variable speed compressors and fans precisely match output to the cooling demands of the space — delivering the performance building occupants need and the efficiency building owners want.
Commercial Building System Design
Trane Foundation Light-Commercial rooftop unit portfolio now includes a 3-5 ton offering and features a product footprint commonly found in replacement applications. The portfolio provides expanded options for replacement applications. Foundation rooftop units offer customers performance, efficiency, reliability and value in an offering that meets their budget and bottom line.
Trane Performance Climate Changer air handlers now offer greater flexibility to precisely meet varying application requirements. They are energy efficient, offer exceptional thermal performance and enhanced indoor air and acoustics quality options.
Residential Building System Design
This includes the redesigned S9V2 furnace and top-of-line Trane TruComfort XV20i Variable Speed system. Trane TruComfort variable speed systems offer maximum comfort with the greatest efficiency. The TruComfort heat pump performs at up to 21 SEER efficiency, up to 10 HSPF with today’s existing refrigerant and offers advanced temperature control, lower humidity, reduced sound and enhanced filtration options.
A Trane XV20i variable speed system concept unit designed to run Opteon XL55 (R-452B) was also on display, a more efficient alternative to R-410A, demonstrating that homeowners can be comfortable and efficient.
The S9V2 furnace platform offers some of the highest SEER and AFUE ratings in the industry, providing buyers with opportunities for savings on their energy bills. It features an industry-first integrated furnace control board that allows faster setups and more intuitive diagnostics; a Vortica II blower that quietly delivers improved airflow, stainless steel primary and secondary heat exchangers that are more durable and corrosion-resistant than aluminized steel, and a three-way poise feature (up, left or right) and dedicated downflow with multiple venting options in each poise, for installation flexibility.
Trane thermostats and smart controls offer comfort on command by communicating with the home’s HVAC system. The new ComfortLink II XL1050 Control offers Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity, a built-in Nexia Bridge and connection to over 500 Z-Wave devices from more than 80 manufacturers.
Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment
Ingersoll Rand made a commitment to significantly reduce GHG emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The company’s Climate Commitment pledges to:
- Cut the refrigerant GHG footprint of its products by 50 percent by 2020 and incorporate lower GWP alternatives across its portfolio by 2030
- Invest $500 million in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions
- Reduce company operations-related GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020.The commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 2 million metric tons of CO2e globally, which is the equivalent of avoiding annual CO2 emissions from energy used in more than 270,000 homes or more than 2.1 billion pounds of coal burned.In support of the commitment, Ingersoll Rand launched EcoWise, a portfolio of products designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-global warming potential refrigerants and high-efficiency operation. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.
As the company continues to execute upon its Climate Commitment, it will advance high-performance, low-GWP solutions for its customers and will continue to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of its facilities and fleet.
For more info, visit: Trane.com/AHR2017.