Trane Sponsors CHPS for Second Year

Company renews financial commitment to nonprofit organization and high performance schools

For more information, please contact:
CHPS: Ariel Dekovic, CHPS, 415-957-9888 x104 (office), 617-823-7474 (cell),
Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, Contact: Joan Schimml, 651-260-4983,

October 3, 2012 (Sacramento, Calif.) To support the K-12 education market and the development of high performance schools, Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is serving as the exclusive industry sponsor of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).

The commitment that Trane has made to CHPS will focus on bringing the Operations Report CardTM, a CHPS program which benchmarks and improves the performance of school buildings, to the 133,000 existing schools across the country. Trane will also support CHPS efforts to expand the reach of the CHPS CriteriaTM, which focus on new school construction and major modernizations. High performance schools have good lighting, clean air, and comfortable classrooms, while leaving the least possible impact on the planet.

“Trane is collaborating with CHPS to bring the Operations Report Card and CHPS Criteria to more districts and states so that that more schools can achieve their goal of becoming high performance schools,” said Bill Orr, executive director of CHPS. “The solutions and methodology that Trane offers are closely aligned with the CHPS’ approach to high performance schools. Trane is not only a financial sponsor of CHPS, they are also an active collaborator and bring new tools and programs to schools across the United States.”

“We’re excited about this joint effort focused on improving student performance. Through the use of CHPS’ clear, metric-driven building measurements, we’re able to leverage the 50 years of experience that Trane offers in delivering high performance buildings to create better schools,” said Rick Walker, Trane High Performance Building program leader.

Learn more about the commitment that Trane has made to high performance schools here:

Trane creates high performance schools and other buildings using a unique methodology that combines financial, operating and energy analysis with specialized services and available financing. Through its collaboration with CHPS, Trane offers education and tools to support the development of high performance schools including:

• The Operations Report Card which will be released as Version 2 for the start of the 2012 school year. The new version will include additional modules for the assessment of waste reduction and water use; better usability online and in the iPhone app--ORC Mobile; and a new look online and on the app. The Trane sponsorship will support a limited number of scholarships that will allow more schools to take advantage of this tool.

• The CHPS Criteria are state-specific benchmark systems for the design and construction of high performance schools. The Criteria address integrated design, indoor environmental quality, energy and water efficiency, site and materials selection, operations and performance following construction. They also provide sustainable policies and innovations that can be adopted by schools and districts.

CHPS is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit headquartered in Sacramento, California.

### About the Collaborative for High Performance Schools
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools created the nation’s first green building rating program developed especially for school learning environments. The mission of CHPS is to make schools a better place to learn, by facilitating the design, construction and operation of high performance schools; places of learning that are healthy and productive, conserve natural resources and save money, and environmentally sustainable. Incorporated in 2002, CHPS is celebrating a decade of making schools a better place to learn.

About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit or
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