Trane Invited to Help Reduce Energy Consumption by $90M at U.S. Department of Energy Sites around the Country
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Trane to find comprehensive ways to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions at DOE sites across the country. The selection supports DOE’s Transformational Energy Action Management (TEAM) initiative to reduce energy intensity across its nationwide complex by 30 percent.
“As the federal government’s lead agency on energy management, DOE will have raised the bar with TEAM initiative,” said Secretary Samuel W. Bodman in a release issued by the DOE. “Over the next few years, DOE will leverage every possible public and private resource to improve our energy performance and reduce our energy intensity. By fundamentally transforming the way the department manages energy use in its facilities, not only will we be able to achieve the President’s ambitious goals for increasing efficiency, but it will also allow for a cleaner, leaner and more efficient federal government.”
The TEAM initiative aims to meet or exceed the aggressive goals for increasing energy efficiency throughout the federal government already laid out by President Bush’s Executive Order (EO#13423) announced in January. Reducing energy intensity by 30 percent across the DOE complex will save approximately $90 million in taxpayer dollars per year, after projects are paid for.
Trane will expand its strong building systems presence at DOE sites across the country by implementing energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) at selected DOE sites as part of the TEAM initiative. ESPCs help the federal government create high-performance building environments by funding construction or much-needed building upgrades through energy savings.
“Building energy use is the single greatest contributor to global warming emissions while offering a significant opportunity for our country’s government and businesses to save operating expenses,” said John W. Conover IV, president of Trane’s commercial business in the Americas. “Energy Savings Performance Contracts are an important way for the Department of Energy to deliver on its environmental promises while doing necessary facility upgrades to ensure that workers are productive and comfortable.”
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