GE and Trane use ecomagination to reduce operating costs and improve efficiency

Trane Tracer™ XT, “inspired by ecomagination,” optimizes operational and environmental performance by integrating critical system data to manage energy use and requirements

FAIRFIELD, CT   --   December 12, 2011 --   GE (NYSE: GE) has demonstrated 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.

GE 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 plc (NYSE: IR), a world-leader in creating safe, comfortable and efficient environments.

GE and Trane 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.

Launching today, Tracer XT offers a platformspecifically 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.

Tracer XT 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. Itrepresents 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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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®, 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. 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 control. We are a $14 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit

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