The U.S. EPA selected the Trane CenTraVac™ from the field of past Strategic Ozone Protection Award winners to receive its “Best-of-the-Best” Award. Trane’s CenTraVac is an energy efficient large chilled water system, supplying cooled air for occupants and residents of some of the largest office towers, manufacturing facilities, universities and other multi-use buildings around the world.
Some of the most prestigious
installations include: Credit Suisse headquarters in New York City; the Burj
Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the world’s tallest building; the
Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and the U.S. EPA’s Headquarters in
Washington. This award recognizes the Trane CenTraVac’s contribution to the
protection of the ozone layer and to the control of climate change.
The EPA noted: “Through both
managerial leadership, and technological innovation, Trane has drastically
minimized the environmental impact of their centrifugal chillers by developing
numerous technologies to detect and prevent refrigerant emissions, developing
technologies to maximize the energy efficiency of centrifugal chillers…” In
naming Trane as Best of the Best,
the U.S. EPA acknowledged Trane’s commitment by stating that, “Trane and the
CenTraVac chiller have continued the tradition as the technological and
environmental leader in the HVAC industry.”
Trane’s creativity was also recognized by U.S.
EPA for “implementing technologies and strategies to integrate chillers into
buildings in efficient and sustainable ways, and taking a balanced approach to
minimize impact on both ozone depletion and global warming.” Fifteen years ago,
the Trane CenTraVac won the Stratospheric Ozone Protection award for its
groundbreaking energy efficiency for large tonnage air conditioning chillers,
and for its superior performance in minimizing refrigerant emissions.