May 3, 2021 – Trane® – Effective May 1, 2021, Trane Technologies has established new offices in Las Vegas, Nevada to serve the regional retail market.
Trane optimizes the indoor climate with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), energy management and contract services, parts support for the aftermarket and solutions for connected buildings. Trane’s Las Vegas expansion builds on a number of company-owned operations in the US this year, including the greater Dayton, Ohio area; Tampa, Fla .; and Louisville, Ky., Markets.
Trane will expand its Las Vegas workforce as part of the new facility and plans to hire additional engineers, energy services specialists and technicians through 2021. Trane employees will work with local engineers, contractors, commercial building owners and facility directors to ensure energy management solutions for HVAC systems, services and parts.
Trane sources say that as a leader in building wellness, Trane is also helping builders and operators usher in a new era of indoor environmental concerns. With an occupant-centric, science-based approach, Trane helps maintain healthier interiors and balance energy efficiency with business needs. Trane engineers and technicians develop bespoke solutions that are tailored to the individual needs of a building so that building owners and operators can invest in the improvements that will provide residents with the best results and returns for their operations.
In addition, Trane’s National Remote Monitoring and Intelligent Service Center supports 24/7 support for commercial buildings across the country to ensure they are operating at their maximum performance.
In February 2021, Trane introduced Wellsphere ™, a Holistic approach to building wellness that promotes healthier interiors by improving air quality, lighting and acoustics.
Wellsphere brings Trane’s experience and know-how to the table to take a holistic approach to optimizing indoor climate quality (IEQ) in a building. This approach offers a multidisciplinary collective of experts and an innovative portfolio of products and services that put people’s wellbeing first.
“Trane looks forward to expanding our operations in this vibrant market,” said Erick Johnson, area director for Trane in Las Vegas. “We have served for a long timeTrane Technologies Nevada business community, and we understand the unique needs of the Las Vegas market. With expanded operations, we can better serve customers throughout Southern Nevada and the surrounding states. We look forward to working with home builders and facility managers in the area to provide the people, partnerships and technology needed to support their wellness and energy efficiency goals. ”
Trane has served Nevada for more than 20 years, including through the company’s commercial sales office in Reno.
“Trane has a lot to bring to the Las Vegas market. Our commitment to customers and communities goes beyond HVAC solutions, ”said Adam Wittwer, Trane regional general manager. “With our sustainability commitments for 2030, we will reduce our customers’ CO2 emissions by one gigaton. achieve climate neutral operations; and significant investments in education and human resource development, housing and comfort, and food and wellness programs that create happy and healthy communities and opportunities for all. We look forward to elevating the Las Vegas community through this work. “
To succeed in the Gigaton Challenge, Trane Technologies innovated clean technologies, improved system-level energy efficiency, reduced global food loss and switched to next-generation refrigerants.
Trane Technologies’ initiatives include developing sustainability solutions for commercial building owners and managers.
“Sustainability is spot on in the Trane Energy Efficiency Wheelhouse,” said Johnson, “which includes the Gigaton Challenge.” But something else that matters to the Southwest is water efficiency. ”
TearThe sustainability mission includes reducing emissions from HVAC systems, which, as some successes have already shown, are gaining momentum.
“After parting with Ingersoll Rand, we were able to focus 100 percent on the Gigaton Challenge and building better buildings for people. I think that gave the company better alignment, a unique focus,” said Johnson.
“Trane wants to focus on business sustainability and we need to do it in a way that is good for the customer to deliver this sustainably efficient system to the building, but of course while keeping track of costs and total life cycle costs First and foremost, however, it comes down to the safety of the building: indoor air quality, especially in a market like Las Vegas where millions of square feet and millions of tourists visit. You want safe buildings for these people to come to. “
We asked about Trane’s stated commitment to housing, comfort, food and wellness programs, which is not often featured in corporate sustainability program news.
“It is very important for Trane to play an active role in the markets in which we operate,” said Johnson. “We live here and work here. We are part of the community. That has to do with the commitment of the employees. They also live and work here, and we want to bind ourselves to the market and give something back.”
“It is very important for Trane to play an active role in the markets in which we operate,” said Johnson. “We live and work here. We are part of the community. That has to do with the commitment of the employees. They also live and work here, and we want to bind ourselves to the market and give something back.” – Erick Johnson
Melissa Banks, regional marketing director for Trane, has commended Johnson’s accomplishments since early 2020, when the split from Ingersoll-Rand was complete and the pandemic began.
“Erick led the way in opening this office in this expanding market. Las Vegas was one of the first to respond to the pandemic and safely return people to a sense of normalcy. We pride ourselves on helping clients return to this community You’re sure to return to a sense of normalcy, for indoor tenants, but also for the environment around them, “said Banks. “We’re helping cool buildings without using a lot of precious water, while saving money in a rapidly developing market. We already have a pretty big footprint in our region. We’re just trying to increase the number of people we serve.” , and find out how we can help our customers with all established relationships, support more team members, and offer more solutions to support them with the experts we already have a presence with. “
Johnson’s first 30 days in the Las Vegas office were devoted to putting the team together. “We have a diverse team, a team of doers who are excited and happy and committed to getting this off the ground. By June 1st, we will have 21 or 22 managerial and field technicians. We will assess where we can do more.” , need less, or better, and then move on from there. I sat down with finance and HR and the entire Pacific Southwest team and created an org chart that looks at the market first, and from there obviously evaluates and builds. “
Are customers expressing needs that you weren’t expecting? I’ve met eight to 12 customers. Much of it is only preliminary. They want Trane gear, what’s my background, etc. Thirty days later, but each market is unique, but it can also be very similar.
According to Johnson, Las Vegas is an ideal operational base for this initiative.
“In business and strategic terms, you see a triangle of our larger customers on a map with whom we have very good relationships. These are Los Angeles, Southern California, Phoenix and Las Vegas. If everyone has offices there, that’s possible.” We also have good business acumen to serve customers better. There is the natural area in which the customers operate. It goes without saying that we should serve them better. “
For all building automation, parts, service and HVAC equipment requirements, please contact the Las Vegas Trane team on the Las Vegas Trane website.
Terry McIver interviewed Erick Johnson on May 13th. Trane Technologies provided supporting materials.