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Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Verification Awarded to Trane CenTraVac Portfolio of Chillers

July 8, 2015
By Press release

Type III EPD verification provides independent verification of
environmental performance

LA CROSSE, WI, June 22, 2015 — Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has earned Type III Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) verification and registration for the entire Trane® CenTraVac™ portfolio of chillers. Type III EPD verification proves the environmental claims regarding chiller performance and documents conformance with stringent certification requirements of the International Standards Organization (ISO).

The certification provides specifiers and building owners independent, third-party verification of environmental performance claims. In 2011, Trane EarthWise™ CenTraVac chillers became the first commercial chillers to earn Type III EPD registration. This year, the certification has been expanded to include Trane Series L™, Series S™ and Series E™ CenTraVac chillers.

“Trane has always been committed to meeting the highest level of performance standards and environmental sustainability,” said Ryan Geister, chiller systems leader at Trane. “With Type III EPD certification now complete for the entire CenTraVac portfolio, our customers can make informed purchase decisions with independently verified environmental performance data.”

EPD certification also helps building owners earn LEED® points. Within the green building program v4 certification, any CenTraVac chiller can now help earn a LEED point under the Materials and Resources category for Building Product Disclosure and Optimization.

An EPD reports the results of a product’s Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study as well as other information relevant to a product’s environmental profile. The phases of a product’s life considered include upstream production of the steel, copper and various other metals used in the production of the chiller; energy use over the average life of a chiller (based on a survey of all manufacturers’ chillers by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute [AHRI]); and reclamation of metals at the end of the chiller’s life. Near-zero refrigerant emissions and low emissions related to the generation of electricity for chiller operation are also evaluated.

To learn more, download a copy of the Type III EPD for CenTraVac chillers.


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