Resources for Healthy and Efficient Spaces

Putting our Knowledge to Work

Healthy indoor spaces are good for people, and the planet. That’s why we are compelled to help others see the potential for healthy spaces like we do. We believe that sharing our knowledge will raise expectations for what well-designed spaces can do for the people inside, and the world outside. And that’s how we will move toward a more sustainable future – one space at a time.

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Indoor Environmental Quality in Daily Life

It's important to consider creating healthy indoor spaces that are good for people as well as efficient spaces that are better for the planet. Today, we’re managing for better environments, Tomorrow, a healthier planet for all.

Trane Technologies – Indoor Environmental Quality in Daily Life  

Now, more than ever before, people are spending most of their time inside.

There is unmistakable evidence that healthier indoor spaces are good for people and efficient spaces are better for the planet.

We’ve innovated for decades to create cleaner, more comfortable, and more efficient places for you to live and work.

Whether it’s homes, schools, offices, public transit or any other dynamic space – Trane Technologies works shoulder to shoulder with businesses and our communities to sustainably create the healthiest, most efficient environments possible – with no trade-offs.

The way you feel, and function indoors is the result of many things existing harmoniously. Each one is critical, so we figure out how they work together and dynamically optimize them to meet the needs of anyone inside.

Getting your day started is something sacred. It’s where you set yourself up for everything in front of you – it’s where you focus, pet a furry friend, and leave a little encouragement for loved ones before you get to work.

Trane is right there with you – leveraging geofencing technology and sensing devices to dynamically optimize your environment regardless of where you are.

Because no one can gear up for a big day if you’re not comfortable. But as we know, the comfort of home is not usually the only place you are.

Each space you enter has a different effect on our safety, our comfort, and our planet. Public transport is a unique part of any day. You’re in it less but surrounded by more.

Feeling safe and healthy on your way to and from work is paramount. We get that. That’s why Thermo King offers the safest, most effective solution that works in the background to reduce the spread of pathogens by sanitizing incoming air and stopping viruses, bacteria, and contaminants from entering the passenger areas.

So keep that mask on and know that we’re doing our part too.

We’ve all got varied and complex things to accomplish throughout the day. Air quality is a foundational element in creating and maintaining healthy and safe indoor spaces. When air quality is improved, we take notice. But it’s important to address the rest of your environment so you can feel productive and passionate about what’s in front of you.

Poor lighting and bad sound design also have an enormous influence, impacting you in ways you may not realize.

Trane uses time controlled, human centric lighting sequences that vary color temperature, intensity and other scientific variables. It’s tied to our natural circadian rhythms so you can be the right kind of productive when you need to be. That’s an impact you can feel – and quantify.

The ability to learn and our overall cognitive growth is directly affected by the acoustics of the spaces we’re in. Trane manages the acoustical quality of the commercial HVAC system, allowing the right amount of ambient sound to keep you focused and let the creativity flow.

The indoor spaces we inhabit are as diverse and unique as we are.

Today, we’re managing for better environments,

Tomorrow, a healthier planet for all.

Understanding Indoor Environmental Quality

To create healthy indoor spaces, it’s important to understand the factors that influence the experiences of the people inside. In this primer, we explore the essential elements of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) - along with a collection of strategies and approaches to improve spaces based on their unique profiles and ever-evolving uses.

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Healthy Spaces – A Podcast Series

Thinking about healthy spaces is what we do every day. We eat, sleep and breathe in the indoors – and so do you. To share our knowledge and passion, we’ve joined forces with experts from our Center for Healthy & Efficient Spaces so you can explore indoor spaces from the inside out.

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Resources for Healthy and Efficient Spaces

IEQ Collective Intelligence

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.