The announcement that Trane’s new office building in San Antonio has received LEED-CI Silver certification brings the total number of LEED certified buildings in the city to four.  Silver certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors guidelines is awarded to buildings that score between 27 and 31 points (out of a possible 57 points).

“In Trane’s new facility, one-third of total building materials used were recycled, and 7 percent include rapidly renewable materials. Compared to standard office buildings, this building uses 32 percent less water, mechanical systems consume nearly 50 percent less energy, and highly efficient lighting systems have 15 percent less power density.” Source: Trane (PDF)

In order to recognize this green building achievement, Trane will be holding several different events including an open house on Tuesday, March 10 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  The open house is open to the public and the new office is located at 9535 Ball Street in San Antonio.

Trane is an industry leader in both residential and commercial HVAC systems.  The company’s products are used in China’s first LEED certified building.  Certified in 2007, the Chinese building uses two Trane rotary chillers. 

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