Trane Leader to Discuss HPBs at ASHRAE Conference
San Diego, Calif., March 12, 2012 – A survey completed for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) found that high performance buildings that are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified are 24 percent less energy intensive than the average commercial building. For offices, the most common building type, high performance buildings are 33 percent less energy intensive.1
Neil Maldeis, energy solutions engineering leader for Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will discuss how adopting high performance building concepts can reduce energy and operating expenses by 30 to 50 percent, and how these improvements help businesses add value and stay competitive. Maldeis, an Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a Professional Engineer (PE), draws on more than 28 years of experience as a mechanical/project engineer in the building construction and energy conservation fields.
During his presentation, Maldeis will discuss in detail how attendees can increase a building’s performance and a company’s bottom line, specifically:
- How high performance building concepts for design, construction, operation and maintenance enhance organizational and occupant effectiveness
- How to upgrade air handling (HVAC/R), chilled water, building automation and heating systems using a cost of ownership (lifecycle) approach to maximize return on investment
- How to use a holistic, technology-enabled and knowledge-based maintenance approach to establish and maintain standards throughout a building’s lifespan
- How to establish and maintain operating metrics
- How to implement performance-based service concepts and predictive maintenance strategies
What: High Performance Buildings: Achieving Superior Performance for Life
When: March 13, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
Where: San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, Calif.
Conference Website: http://www.ashrae.org/events/page/hpbconf
The ASHRAE High Performance Building Conference brings together building design professionals, owners/managers, operating staff and government officials to discuss current energy saving efforts, relevant legislative measures, best practices and the frank decisions needed to accomplish major improvements in energy efficiency, renewable applications and operating practices.
About the Speaker
Neil Maldeis, PE, CEM,is the energy engineering leader for Trane and is responsible for the technical development, support and review of performance-based contracting solutions and activities on a national basis. His responsibilities include defining/developing the scope of the energy conservation/savings solutions, determining the engineering content of the solutions, identifying/incorporating customer requirements and analyzing the financial feasibility of the program measures. Maldeis has 28 years of experience as a mechanical/project engineer in the building construction and energy conservation fields.
Trane High Performance Buildings
Trane creates innovative high performance buildings using unique methodology that combines financial, operating and energy analysis with specialized service offers and available financing. High performance buildings are safe, comfortable and efficient. They meet specific standards for energy and water use, system reliability and uptime, environmental compliance, occupant comfort and safety, and other success factors. High performance buildings help owners and occupants be more productive and achieve their business missions by using design and operating standards that are created, measured and continually validated to deliver established outcomes within specified tolerances. For more information about high performance buildings, visit www.trane.com/highperformancebuildings
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com