October 10, 2008

Business Leaders Converge for Energy Conservation Conference and Expo


Contact: Perri Richman of Trane, +1-732-980-6386, [email protected]

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Business leaders from around the state will gather today to discuss energy conservation and identify strategies to reduce energy use at the Whats the Deal? business energy-conservation conference at the Hartford Convention Center in Hartford, Conn.

Sponsored by Trane, the event will feature more than 40 exhibitors and a series of panel discussions and keynote speaker presentations from renowned energy and business industry experts in the region. Sessions will cover topics including current energy projects in Connecticut and the state of energy in Connecticut.

Trane is pleased to sponsor the Whats the Deal? conference as part of our commitment to helping Connecticut business leaders make their buildings more energy efficient, said Bill Harris, business leader for Trane. Commercial buildings are a major consumer of the worlds energy supply. We are eager to discuss the technology and solutions available to help organizations reduce this environmental impact.

Mike DeNamur, LEED AP, sales leader for Trane in Connecticut, will present a breakout session at the conference to discuss the growing popularity of high-performance buildings.

DeNamur will discuss: High-Performance Buildings: Good for Business, Good for the Environment

When: Oct. 10, 2008, 10:45 a.m.

At: Whats the Deal? Conference

Where: Hartford Convention Center, Room TBA

High-performance buildings help reduce energy use and they make good business sense, said DeNamur. These buildings increase productivity by creating a healthy and comfortable indoor environment for the people within the building. At the same time, a high-performance building lowers costs by using resources more effectively and minimizing energy use.

The conference is part of the three-day OneThing Expo, being held Oct. 10 to 12. Conceived as a "World's Fair of Energy Conservation" and part of Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell's OneThing campaign, the OneThing Expo will explore energy topics and conservation innovations.

Trane has served customers throughout Connecticut with local talent for more than 43 years. The company has a local office with more than 100 employees -- including five LEED AP engineers -- who are experts in energy-efficient building solutions.

Bill Harris and Mike DeNamur will be available for media interviews upon request and appointment.

About Trane

Trane, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), provides systems and services that enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings around the world. Through its two premium brands -- Trane and American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning -- the business offers a broad range of energy- efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning solutions. Its systems and services comprise dehumidifying and air cleaning products; aftermarket service and parts support; advanced building controls; and building and financing solutions, including those that allow energy-efficient systems to pay for themselves through energy savings. Tranes systems and services have leading positions in premium commercial, residential, institutional and industrial markets; a reputation for reliability, high quality and product innovation; and a powerful distribution network. The business has 35 plants in 10 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.trane.com; www.americanstandardair.com; and www.ingersollrand.com.

About the OneThing Campaign

Governor Rell's OneThing campaign leverages the momentum that can be achieved if everyone in the state did one thing every day to save on their energy bills and make a positive contribution to the environment. If each of the state's 3.5 million residents did OneThing a day, every day, for a year that would be more than 1.2 billion OneThings -- more than enough to make a real difference on issues such as consumption, conservation and the use of clean and renewable energy. This campaign is an extension of Governor Rell's Connecticut Energy Vision for a Cleaner, Greener State. The Governor's energy vision was unveiled in late 2006 to create measurable ways to reduce the cost of energy for consumers and businesses, strengthen state energy policy over the long- and short- term, and reaffirm Connecticut's position as a leader in renewable energy.


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