No Shave November

Several Trane men have taken part in the No Shave November challenge!

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No Shave November is an effort founded by the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and funds for the treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

Gulf South Trane has implemented a special twist to the traditional beard growing competition. Every gentleman who registered to participate is collecting daily pledges for each day they don’t shave their beard. All the funds they raise are going to two charities, Fishes and Loaves in Pensacola and The Ransom Café in Mobile. In addition to the money collected, Trane is collecting hygiene products for the charities’ residents. The Pensacola office will also be preparing and serving a hot meal at Fishes and Loaves on Friday, November 22nd.

If you’d like more information or want to donate, please contact one of our Trane offices.

Tech Tip: Stay One Step Ahead of Energy Mandates

As some cities around the country begin to mandate the verification of energy data for large residential and commercial buildings, being one step ahead of this process will be key. Each building’s energy consumption will need to be tracked and verified by a building engineer. But don’t fret – free tools are available to begin this process, such as Portfolio Manager, a web-based tool administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Building controls can also be put into place to ensure energy usage stays on track. If performance falls below par, the problem can be reported, analyzed and solved before the city becomes involved.

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