Crosstown Serves as Working Example of Trane’s “Connected Building” Concept
Trane Technologies – With HVAC demand expected to triple by 2050, Trane explains that connected buildings that utilize digital controls will play a crucial role in ongoing efficient energy management and sustainable building operations.
Crosstown Concourse includes more than 1,200 pieces of connected equipment and about 100 energy meters installed throughout the building. All were utilized to optimize daily operations, track and bill tenant energy use, troubleshoot issues, establish scheduling and make setpoint changes.
To date, Crosstown Concourse’s energy costs and carbon emissions – driven by advanced, real-time analytics – have reduced 3 percent year-over-year since the building’s 2017 re-opening. The facility is on track to save $760,000 in annual utility costs and 8,400 tons of carbon emissions per year compared to the LEED baseline. These savings and efficiencies will help power community growth for generations to come.