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Trane Educates APPA Attendees about the Benefits of Next Generation School Buildings

NASHVILLE — A Trane representative will educate school leaders about the benefits of next-generation school buildings at the APPA Annual Conference, held at the Music City Center July 12-15 in Nashville.

Kyle Johnson, account executive with Trane's local commercial sales office, and Kimberly Joseph, energy manager for Bullitt County Schools, will discuss the next generation of school buildings — using Bullitt County Schools in Shepherdsville, Kentucky — as a case study. Bullitt County Schools feature 23 buildings covering 2.1 million square feet.

Presenters will explain how Bullitt County Schools implemented energy management systems and services which show how and when the district's buildings consumed energy, enabling the facilities teams to develop and implement strategies to control energy and operational costs.

These and other upgrades to Bullitt County Schools generated 17 ENERGY STAR certifications. The upgrades have enabled the district to avoid $2.1 million in costs since the start of 2011, providing funding for an equivalent of 43 new teachers for one year.

As part of the Bullitt County case study, attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of energy management systems and the energy, operational and cost-saving benefits they offer, enabling schools to become "next generation buildings."
  • Understand alternative funding mechanisms to finance energy-related projects.
  • Learn how improving the academic environment can benefit both educators and students.

For additional information, visit trane.com.