Ford Motor Company Awarded for Outstanding Energy Efficiency Commitments

HVAC equipment upgrades demonstrate best energy practices, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 330 metric tons
Oct 23, 2019 8:30 AM ET

Ford Motor Company Awarded for Outstanding Energy Efficiency Commitments

DEARBORN, Mich., October 23, 2019, /3BL Media/ – Ford Motor Company has earned an Energy Efficiency Leader Award for setting the gold standard in sustainability and energy conservation through energy saving equipment upgrades.

Ford engaged Trane on a large chiller plant project to keep its data centers at precise temperatures and high performance, and less energy use in line with its sustainability commitment. Ford selected and installed the first centrifugal chillers in North America using next generation, low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, Chemours XP30 (R-514A). These high-efficiency chillers exceed ASHRAE 90.1 efficiency standards with low flow condenser water design and multi-stage compression, and increase plant efficiency over a typical chiller plant design.

Through this project, Ford reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 330 metric tons – the equivalent of powering 45 homes for an entire year or planting 388 acres of trees.

“We are honored to be recognized for our sustainability leadership, which is core to our mission and vision at Ford Motor Company,” said Dwayne Atkins, engineering manager for Ford. “We rely on innovative partners like Trane to help us both maintain our high performance and protect the planet by reducing emissions in our operations.”

“We’re proud to highlight companies like Ford that share our vision for a more sustainable future,” said Donny Simmons, president, Trane Commercial HVAC North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Ford is leading by example with energy efficiency best practices that prove that there is no tradeoff and you can achieve high performance cooling while making impactful contributions towards environmental sustainability.”

Ford and Trane commitments to sustainability extend beyond energy efficient practices; the companies share similar sustainability goals, focused on enhancing quality of life and climate action:

  • Ford promotes the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by communicating how its vehicles and operations contribute towards related UN Sustainable Development Goals including sustainable cities and communities, clean water and sanitation and gender equality.
  • Trane is meeting the challenge of climate change through bold 2030 Sustainability Commitments. Its Gigaton Challenge is designed to reduce customer carbon footprint from buildings, homes and transportation by one gigaton1 CO2e, while leading by example in its own operations – achieving carbon neutral and net positive water operations.

    View the Ford Motor Company Data Center Chiller Plant video case study.

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About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 194,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit

About Trane

Trane is a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), which advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Trane solutions provide comfortable indoor environments through a broad portfolio of reliable, energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, parts and supply. For more information, visit