Attendees Will Learn Keys to Successful High Performance Buildings at GBC International Conference & Expo Brazil

- Leaders from Trane and ASHRAE to discuss best practices for green building -

Aug 31, 2010, 10:35 ET from Trane

SAO PAULO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Between 2005 and 2008 the sustainable construction industry recorded a growth of 27 percent, and this total is expected to increase to 53 percent by 2013, according to the Green Building Council Brazil.

To promote high performance green building practices, Trane is participating in a number of presentations at the upcoming GBC International Conference & Expo Brazil. Topics address:

  • Complying with the recently launched international green construction code
  • Increasing energy efficiency
  • Optimizing indoor air quality

All presentations will be held at FECOMERCIO - Rua Doutor Plinio Barreto, 285 - Bela Vista - Sao Paulo (SP).

ASHRAE Standard 189 and 90.1, and LEED: Keys to Become Compliant with International Green Construction Code

Best practices for high performance buildings based on the recently launched international green construction code will be the focus of a presentation sponsored by Trane and presented by engineer Kent Peterson, vice-president and chief engineer of PS2 and president of ASHRAE/USGBC/IES 189.1 - standards for the design of high performance green buildings. Peterson will focus on:

  • The importance of developing a high performance green building design code standard
  • Prescriptive and performance options for conforming to high performance requirements - and their provisions associated with Standard 189.1
  • Requirements of Standard 189.1

Details of the Presentation by Kent Peterson

When: Sept. 1 - 2:15 p.m.  

Energy Efficiency Lecture Series

Manoel Gameiro, business leader distribution sales of Trane Brazil and vice president of GBC Brazil, will moderate a series of lectures on energy efficiency.

Details of Manoel Gameiro's Participation

When: Sept. 2 - 12:15 - 6 p.m.  

Applications of Technologies and Systems for Control of Internal Quality of Conditioned Environments  

Antonio Ribeiro de Almeida, manager of the control and facility department of Trane Brazil will address how to evaluate and optimize indoor air quality. He will also discuss how to monitor air quality on an ongoing basis.

Details of the presentation by Antonio Ribeiro de Almeida

When: Sept. 2 - 4:30 p.m.  

About the GBC International Conference & Expo Brazil

The GBC International Conference & Expo, held Sept. 1-3, 2010, is Brazil's largest conference on green construction and infrastructure. The conference addresses topics such as trends, economics, social aspects, technology and case studies for companies focused on construction, urban planning, energy and the environment, and specialized suppliers (products, services and equipment), including real estate businesses, law, architecture and engineering firms and public organizations.

Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services, is a silver sponsor of the conference. Conference attendees can visit representatives from Trane at booth 17. Conference website:

About Kent Peterson

Kent Peterson, vice president and chief engineer of PS2 and president of ASHRAE/USGBC/IES 189.1 - standards for the design of high performance green buildings, has more than 25 years of engineering experience. He has received awards for his work in energy efficient design, high performance green building and innovative strategies for energy consumption reduction.

Peterson also authored a series of articles and documents focused on green building. He has given presentations to governments and professionals around the world focused on improving sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings.

About Manoel Gameiro

Manoel Luiz Simoes Gameiro is business leader distribution sales of Trane Brazil and vice-president of GBC Brazil. Gameiro is chairman of the LEED committee and vice president of GBC Brazil, vice president of energy efficiency for ABRAVA, a member of the technical committee of Procel Edifica, an ASHRAE member since 1989 and current chapter program director for ASHRAE Brazil. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering with specialization in refrigeration and air conditioning from the Industrial Engineering University - FEI and with a master's degree in business administration from the Business School of SP - BSP.

About Antonio Ribeiro de Almeida

Antonio Ribeiro de Almeida is manager of the control and facility department of Trane Brazil. With 25 years of experience in the heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) industry, Antonio Almeida focuses on project development and coordination, application of HVAC system solutions and technologies, construction project management, consulting, implementation of new projects and retrofit cases focused on energy efficiency.

About Trane

Trane, a business of Ingersoll Rand - the world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and energy efficient environments - improves the performance of homes and buildings around the world. 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 controls for homes and commercial buildings.  For more information, visit

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands - including Club Car®, Hussmann®, 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. We are a $13 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers.  For more information, visit