APPA 2014 Attendees Learn from Trane How Energy Efficiency, Training and Evolving Tech Can Revitalize Educational Facilities

APPA 2014 Attendees Learn from Trane How Energy Efficiency, Training and Evolving Tech Can Revitalize Educational Facilities


  • Trane to showcase new solutions that help improve campus operations

  • Experts from Trane participate in discussions focused on challenges of educational facilities, sharing specific examples and results

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: Ingersoll Rand Speaking Engagements and Events

CONTENT: Press Release

San Diego, July 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Managers and administrators of educational facilities are under constant pressure to provide an enriching learning environment while balancing resources to improve aging campus infrastructure and inefficient buildings.

Experts from Trane will participate in a panel discussion and case study presentation at APPA 2014, held July 21-23 in San Diego at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, to discuss the most current and pressing challenges facing educational facilities and solutions to help fix those problems. Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

Keven Ward, public sector consultant for Trane, together with two Washburn University/Tech representatives will present a case study about how recently completed improvements at Washburn University and Washburn Tech are expected to generate $618,000 in annual energy savings. The improvements, funded with an energy performance contract, included energy efficient lighting, water, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades, window and door replacements, and a campus-wide building automation system – all designed to optimize energy and operational efficiencies while improving classroom comfort.

Participants will learn how energy savings projects on campus can simultaneously enhance the learning environment and help fund long-term capital plans. The session will also address how to form partnerships with business and industry to transform outdated training facilities and curriculum.

Presentation details

Title: How Washburn University Partnered to Save $618,000 a Year

Date: Monday, July 21, 2-3 p.m.

Location: Marina 3, San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego

Vince Canino, vice president of enterprise sales and renewable energy for Trane, will be a keynote panelist discussing how evolving technologies will impact higher education over the next 100 years.

Panel details

Title: Top That! The Place of Place in Higher Education’s Next 100 Years

Date: Tuesday, July 22, 8:30 a.m.

Location: Grande Ballroom, San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego

Trane to Showcase Solutions for Campus Operations

As part of the APPA Convention and Expo, Trane will be showcasing new products and solutions that help improve campus operations and infrastructure at booth #200. These include:

  • Stealth air-cooled chillers which offer the highest combination of part-load and full-load efficiencies and the lowest published sound levels;
  • Performance Climate Changer™ air handling solutions that help HVAC systems achieve higher energy efficiency and indoor air quality while reducing maintenance requirements;
  • Trane Energy Manager technology-enabled service which provides real-time insight to drive down energy costs and improve the sustainability of facilities; and
  • Fellon-McCord, a new Trane partner in global energy management and sourcing solutions, which has more than 20 years of experience serving commercial, industrial, institutional and government customers. Their energy supply procurement and management services expertise expand Trane capabilities for supply-side energy management.

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About APPA 2014
APPA promotes leadership in educational facilities for professionals seeking to build their careers, transform their institutions, and elevate the value and recognition of facilities in education. APPA is the association of choice for more than 7,000 educational facilities professionals throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad.

About Vince Canino
Vince Canino is vice president of Enterprise Sales and Renewable Energy for Trane. Canino has 24 years of energy industry experience.  Prior to his current employment at Trane, Canino was a principle at DG Energy Solutions where he and his company focused on development and construction of “inside the fence” cogeneration projects and district cooling companies.  Prior to joining DG Energy Solutions in 2002, he held various engineering, marketing, business development and leadership roles during 13 years with GE. While there, he held key leadership roles in the gas turbine business, operations and maintenance, long-term services agreements and energy rentals. Canino graduated Magna Cum Laude from State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelor of Mechanical Technology degree in 1986.  In 1989, he received his Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics from Penn State University, Cum Laude. He currently resides in Southern California.

About Keven Ward
Keven Ward is a public sector consultant for Trane. Ward is responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders to develop and implement comprehensive programs that improve and modernize building infrastructure to high performance standards. Ward also works to engage students in the Trane BTU Crew™ science, technology, engineering and math career exploration program and the Trane career and technical education workforce development programs with NC3, the Kansas Board of Regents, Kansas Commerce and Labor Departments, Kansas Department of Education, Kansas Association of Career & Technical Educators, and Chambers of Commerce. Ward volunteers on several advisory committees and in his church.

About Ingersoll Rand and Trane

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit or


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