LED lighting and energy optimization in our operations
In addition to generating clean energy for use in our operations, the team in Trenton continues to find ways to reduce the facility’s overall energy use – decreasing our carbon footprint and increasing the percentage of clean energy we use. An LED lighting project in 2019 reduces the facility’s energy use by 1.5 million kWh annually.
The team also continues to evaluate equipment runtimes and retrofit machinery with a sleep mode function so machines will shut down automatically when not in use after a certain amount of time. Putting stricter procedures in place and updating standard work to reflect new shut down and sleep times – seemingly small actions – are having a big impact on the Trenton facility’s energy consumption.
Other facilities making an impact
Many other Trane Technologies facilities are making a positive impact on the environment and our carbon neutrality goal. Our facilities in Columbia, South Carolina, and Taicang, China, also have solar systems that supply clean energy for use in our operations. And our facility in Monterrey, Mexico, has implemented many energy-saving projects throughout the plant, reducing its carbon footprint by hundreds of metric tons of carbon emissions each year.
Sustainability is the answer
For Trane Technologies, sustainability is the answer to many of the world’s challenges. And as a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, it’s our responsibility to put the planet first. Through these energy improvements and more, we’re leading our industry in sustainability practices and it’s already having a positive effect, getting us closer to our goals of carbon neutral operations, zero waste to landfills, net positive water use and overall energy reduction.
To learn more about our progress toward our 2030 goals, read the 2020 ESG report.