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Sustainable Indoor Environments

Sustainable Change Starts With Action
Learn about our Center for Healthy & Efficient Spaces

For decades, we’ve experimented and innovated to create cleaner, more comfortable and efficient indoor spaces for people – to improve quality of life inside. We’ve done this in homes, hospitals, schools and office buildings – even transit systems like buses.

The Great Indoors

The focus on safe indoor spaces is new to some. For us it’s something we’ve been pushing forward for some time. People want to trust the air they breathe. They need to feel confident that the spaces they inhabit are clean and safe. We take this seriously because, to us, these people are our families, friends and coworkers.

Even after the pandemic is behind us, we all will expect healthier, safer environments inside. As Trane Technologies, we see an opportunity to create an improved set of standards and solutions – a better new normal.  

Technology for Today and Tomorrow      

Quality in indoor environments is more than air – it extends to other influences like temperature, noise and lighting - the entire indoor experience. It’s also at the center of our expertise; improving indoor spaces, while advancing the 2030 sustainability commitments we’ve made to be better for people and the planet.


Stand-alone solutions, like filtration or disinfection, may address some immediate opportunities. But when we view indoor spaces as an ecosystem, the healthier and more efficient the environment can be.

A Total Approach to Indoor Spaces

With deep understanding of the science of indoor environments, coupled with advanced system and connected building technology, we’re partnering with businesses and municipalities of all shapes and sizes to solve their immediate challenges and long-term goals. We’re also joining forces with partners and collaborating on new solutions that can expand what’s possible for better indoor experiences.

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Assess: Airflow & Virus Modeling

Ecosystem thinking begins with a comprehensive assessment of the indoor air quality; modeling and simulating how airflow and contamination are behaving in each unique indoor space.  

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Mitigate: Improvement Technologies  

Once the model is established, appropriate measures for improving environmental quality can be defined and applied, including tailored solutions that leverage the most advanced technologies.

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Manage/Maintain: Sensing & Connected Technologies  

To effectively manage and maintain any space, innovative sensing and digital technologies enable dynamic modifications of connected systems to continually maintain quality throughout cycles of occupancy.

The bottom line: While inside environments are improved, we apply solutions that also increase energy efficiency and overall building productivity - good for resource conscious budgets, community resiliency and the health of the planet we call home.

Our Perspectives on Indoor Environments

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The ABCs of optimizing air quality in educational settings

 

 

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Factors for reopening in a cost-effective and sustainable manner

 

Building Resilient and Sustainable Communities

Economic strength is an important factor in the health of our communities. Consistent and sustainable access to food, education, healthcare, and employment all rely on sustained economic stability and continued growth.

We also know that when open and thriving, indoor spaces have the potential to boost the performance and productivity of people resulting in better business outcomes and happier employees and customers.

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Strong Economies:

Cities and metropolitan areas are at the heart of economic growth, contributing about 60% of global GDP.

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Equality in Education:

School closures are increasing the education and economic divide. 36% of lower income families in the U.S. indicate their children will face digital obstacles when trying to do schoolwork at home – compared to 4% for upper income families.

 

Our K-12 Air Quality Solutions

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Access for All:

Many workers in the service industry, retail, and hospitality industries don’t have the option of telework and often rely heavily on public transport options – also meaning more risk of exposure in crowded spaces. More than 80% of transit riders in the lowest fifth of household income rely on public buses.

 

Our Passenger Transport Solutions

Explore Our Businesses

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Commercial Spaces

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Homes

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Transport


Additional Information:

There is evidence from The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and other sources that HVAC technologies can mitigate the risk of exposure to infectious aerosols in built environments; however, the transmission and mitigation of COVID-19 in buildings is yet to be tested and confirmed.