Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES)
Trane Technologies is guided by the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES), a council of global thought leaders in sustainability leadership, infrastructure development, energy policy, and technology.
Their expertise helps us understand critical issues, provide more innovative products and solutions, and create a less impactful operational footprint.
The Origin of CEES
In 2010, we launched CEES to help our customers and our company leverage best practices in sustainability. CEES helps us understand the benefits that sustainability can have in growing our company and reducing our own operational footprint, while increasing the pace of sustainable innovation.
Fresh Ideas, Expertise, and Dialogue
Every day, CEES builds new relationships with agencies, government groups, nonprofits and customers to understand present and future marketplace needs and create new solutions and reduce our own carbon footprint.
Additionally, we’ve set CEES priority areas to focus on making positive changes in sustainability and energy efficiency. They include:
- Innovation and Product Stewardship
On the front lines with customers, we aim to understand their toughest challenges and allow designers, engineers, and building owners to allocate energy and other resources more efficiently.
- Community and Employee Engagement
We sponsor programs and bring volunteer teams together to channel their passion and commitment. These activities improve the health and well-being of the communities where we work and live.
- Building Efficiency
The demand for more energy-efficient buildings is growing — to create better environments for work, reduce energy reliance, and increase a company's competitiveness. CEES works to further technologies that allow buildings to use energy more efficiently and intelligently.
- Global Issues & Advocacy
CEES regularly engages our global policy and industry stakeholders to educate them on issues that promote smarter energy usage. In addition, the team advocates for decarbonization, climate policy, and refrigerant transition. We also focus on improving our product life cycles, lessening their environmental impact from creation to recycling. These activities translate to Trane Technologies developing more energy-efficient brands.
- Education & Partnerships
By working with non-governmental organizations, universities, and industry leaders, we invest in research and education that expands and enriches the sustainability conversation. We share the information we've learned and gathered with building owners, end-users, and the scientific community.
- Clean Energy Transition
According to the International Energy Agency, global energy demand will grow 55 percent by 2030. New technologies, such as solar and "Smart Grid" infrastructure, can help developed and developing countries manage energy demand and save significant energy costs.