HVAC manufacturer Trane is sponsoring the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov.7-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Greenbuild is the annual meeting place for the green building industry.
During the three-day event, more than 20,000 green building industry professionals will learn about the latest developments in green building design and construction, including project financing and building management.
For the first time, Trane will sponsor "LEED for Homes" educational programs, USGBC's newly introduced rating system for the residential sector. Trane will also host a LEED for Homes National Launch Reception & Celebration and an education session.
"The average household will spend almost $2100 on home energy costs in 2007, with heating and cooling costs accounting for about one-half of the typical residential energy bill," said Dave Pannier, president of Trane's residential systems business. "When installing an energy efficient HVAC system, consumers can do something responsible to the environment and good for the pocketbook."