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.