Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - November 16, 2022
Trane Technologies Adds Low-Carbon Steel
Trane Technologies, a global sustainable climate solutions company for buildings, homes and transportation, announced it will further reduce the carbon impact of its HVAC solutions by purchasing low-carbon steel.
The steel will be purchased from primary supplier Nucor Corporation, Econiq, with an additional allotment from U. S. Steel, verdeX. The steel will be used in U.S. manufacturing operations to build Trane high-efficiency heat pumps and air conditioners for homes, and thermal management systems for commercial buildings such as schools and data centers.
“Sustainability is at the core of our strategy, and we’re excited to take another step forward in our journey to net-zero HVAC solutions,” said Dave Regnery, chair and CEO of Trane Technologies in a statement. “Our partnerships with Nucor Corporation and U. S. Steel will make our products even more sustainable as we continue to decarbonize our full value chain – from the raw materials we use, to our own operations, to the lifecycle impact of our products and services around the world. We’re proud to be leading the market transition to a net-zero future.”
Representing 20% of Trane Technologies’ annual steel purchase, the low-carbon steel is nearly 80% less carbon intensive than traditional blast furnace steel. With this purchase, the company expects to reduce nearly 16,000 metric tons of carbon annually with a reduction of 120,000 metric tons by 2030.
Trane Technologies pledges to procure, specify or stock 50% net-zero steel by 2030 and 100% net-zero steel by 2050 as a member of SteelZero. Trane Technologies also is a founding member of the First Movers Coalition.