Building Design Professionals Can Continue Education on Green Building Requirements Through New Courses Offered by Trane

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Sep 01, 2010, 08:37 ET from Trane

LA CROSSE, Wis., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Building design professionals, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED APs), can fulfill continuing education now required to maintain green building credentials through new courses offered by Trane.

As a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Provider, Trane has developed the courses to allow LEED professionals to more easily stay competitive in the sustainable building industry.

The courses are also approved by the American Institute of Architects and offer architects technical education on HVAC-related design. The courses qualify as health, safety and welfare (HSW) and sustainable design (SD) continuing education (CE) learning units.

Trane is offering the courses free of charge to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability through sound heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) principles.

About the courses

Courses are available at and currently include:

  • Air-Handling Systems, Energy and IAQ
  • ASHRAE Standards 62.1 and 90.1, and VAV Systems
  • Central Geothermal System Design and Control
  • Energy-Saving Opportunities for LEED® and the Energy Policy Act
  • Fans in Air-Handling Systems
  • Ice Storage Design and Application
  • ASHRAE Standards 62.1: Ventilation Rate Procedure

Participants can earn an average of 1.5 CE hours per program. New courses continue to be added as they are developed and approved.

The automated process allows users to view the 90-minute programs, take an assessment quiz and, upon successful completion, receive a certificate that documents Green Building Certification Institute information needed to self-report participation.

Each course includes supplemental material (handouts, presenter biographies and bibliographies) and topic-related resources to help fulfill self-study requirements.

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