Tuesday 13 December 2011

Reduce operating costs and improve efficiency

Optimising operational and environmental performance by integrating critical system data to manage energy use and requirements

GE is demonstrating its commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges while driving economic growth through its ecomagination® efforts. Today, there are 130 products and solutions in the ecomagination portfolio. Offerings in the ecomagination portfolio must demonstrate improvement to a customer’s operating performance or value proposition, while also improving environmental performance.

The company is working with outside companies to develop solutions that are based on innovative ecomagination products to expand and invest in research and development. Included in this effort is a solution from GE Intelligent Platforms and Trane, a brand of Ingersoll-Rand , a world-leader in creating safe, comfortable and efficient environments.
They have combined expertise to offer a new solution called Tracer™ XT that combines Trane Tracer building automation systems and GE’s Proficy® ecomagination-qualified technology.
Tracer XT offers a platform specifically designed to integrate, manage and optimize critical facility systems. It is the latest addition to the full portfolio of Tracer controls solutions by Trane. Tracer XT is the first controls offering qualified for inclusion in the Ingersoll Rand Green Portfolio of superior products that combine industry-leading performance with enhanced environmental benefits.
The platform is based on Proficy, GE’s industry-leading software platform which is helping customers around the world reduce operating costs. It builds on the solid foundation of GE Intelligent Platforms Proficy’ s data management capabilities, analytical tools and communications to provide a powerful approach to integrating data from a variety of systems for HVAC, power, lighting, safety and more into a common interface to manage energy use and cooling requirements to optimize operational and environmental performance.
The Proficy Software platform is ecomagination-qualified for improving overall process efficiency, reducing waste and defects, and reducing energy usage. GE and Trane are working together to bring customers a breadth of solutions to meet the sustainability needs of today’s business.
Ecomagination is GE’s business strategy to help customers meet their environmental and operational challenges. It is based on GE’s belief that solving environmental problems is good business around the world. It represents a pledge by the company to continually improve operations and invest in research and development that will produce more innovative ecomagination products. Through ecomagination, GE is driving a global energy transformation with a focus on innovation and R&D investment to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy technology.

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