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December 13

GE and Trane Use Ecomagination to Reduce Operating Costs and Improve Efficiency

Keywords: Building Automation, Critical Facility Systems, Environmental, Economic Growth, Process Efficiency, Reducing Waste.

GE's effort to imagine and build solutions to today's environmental challenges while driving economic growth is achieved through its ecomagination efforts.  Today, there are 130 products and solutions in it's ecomagination portfolio.  Offerings in the ecomagination portfolio must demonstrate improvement to a customer's operating performance or value proposition, while also improving environmental performance.

GE is working with outside companies to develop solutions that are based on ecomagination products to expand and invest in research and development.  Included in this effort is a solution from GE Intelligent Platforms and Trane, a brand of Ingersoll-Rand plc.  GE and Trane have combined expertise to offer a new solution called Tracer XT that combines Trane Tracer building automation systems and GE's Proficy ecomagination-qualified technology.

Tracer XT offers a platform specifically designed to integrate, manage and optimize critical facility systems.  It is the latest addition to the portfolio of Tracer controls solutions by Trane.  Tracer XT is the first controls offering qualified for inclusion in the Ingersoll Rand Green Portfolio of products that combine performance with environmental benefits.

Tracer XT is based on Proficy, GE's software platform. It builds on the foundation of GE Intelligent Platforms Proficy' s data management capabilities, analytical tools and communications to provide an approach to integrating data from a variety of systems for HVAC, power, lighting, and safety into a common interface to manage energy use and cooling requirements to optimize operational and environmental performance.

The Proficy Software platform is ecomagination-qualified for improving overall process efficiency, reducing waste and defects, and reducing energy usage.  GE and Trane are working together to bring customers a breadth of solutions to meet the sustainability needs of today's business.

Ecomagination is GE's business strategy to help customers meet their environmental and operational challenges.  It is based on GE's belief that solving environmental problems is good business around the world.  It represents a pledge by the company to continually improve operations and invest in research and development that will produce more innovative ecomagination products. Through ecomagination, GE is driving a global energy transformation with a focus on innovation and R&D investment to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy technology.











ARC Advisory Group


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