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March 29, 2011
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50 Ways to Green Your Business

The cost of energy and world consumption continues to

increase. Now is the time for building owners to work with building engineers, maintenance staff and others to explore innovative solutions and green practices to help manage operational costs.

By implementing some of these tips building owners can easily save between 10 and 25 percent annually on their energy bill. Even small changes can add significant budget savings to the bottom line.

A building owner/operator can implement green practices incrementally by exploring what can be done in the short term (0-3 years), near term (3-8 years), long term (more than 8 years), and on a going-forward basis. The tips are designed to help anticipate areas within buildings to look at for savings and future areas of investment.

Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand can help improve the lifecycle of a building. By incorporating Trane solutions and expertise, companies can help increase the performance and reliability of a building and establish on-going support for critical building functions such as temperature, indoor air quality, electricity, lighting and plumbing so a building works at optimum efficiency and improves employee productivity.

Experts in the high performance buildings space, Trane works with both new buildings and retrofits to make sure they are safe, comfortable and efficient, while helping owners and occupants achieve their business mission.

The Trane high performance buildings approach combines financial, operating and energy analysis to address a facility’s critical performance, quantify improvements and ensure results. Trane helps companies meet specific standards for energy and water use, uptime and system reliability, environmental compliance, occupant comfort and safety along with other success factors.

Making building improvements of any kind can help owners/operators achieve better performance and affect the bottom line. Individual results and cost savings are dependent on each unique business situation, utility costs and specific areas of investment.

The following are some of the areas that building owners can look at to help green their building:

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Building Envelope

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Lighting

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Controls/Automation

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HVAC/Refrigeration

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Equipment Change Out

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Operational Strategies

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Renewable Energy Solutions

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Maintenance

Click here for the complete list of 50 Ways to Green Your Business.

Green building creates healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation and maintenance. While there could be higher initial costs, green design, upgrades and operations can help create cost savings that almost always pay for the added costs.

Reporters may contact: Joan Schimml, (651) 407-3897, joan.schimml@trane.com.

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Hussmann®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.

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