Auburn Community Hospital Completes New Comfort Solution for Cooler Operating Rooms and Lower Energy Bills

Auburn, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2018 – Auburn Community Hospital has completed an energy-efficient indoor comfort solution, which reduces the healthcare facility’s heating and air conditioning energy use by 50 percent and saves more than $220,000 in energy costs annually. The savings are reinvested in patient care.

To achieve these results, the hospital collaborated with Trane®, a global provider of indoor comfort and energy services solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand®.

“The people of Auburn rely on the Auburn Community Hospital to provide quality, patient-centered care to everyone that walks in the door,” said Matt Chadderdon, vice president of communications for the hospital. “Improving the building’s air systems improves our bottom line, and increases comfort for patients and staff. We put the savings back into the hospital to ensure the best patient experience possible.”

The Auburn Community Hospital has six operating rooms where surgeries are performed daily. Between the high volume of operations and the hospital’s legacy cooling equipment, the temperature and humidity in those operating rooms were less than optimal. New chillers now generate cooler air more efficiently , and provide more consistent and comfortable temperature levels for patients and staff. The system also uses data to ensure the equipment runs as efficiently as possible.


The new comfort solution reduces energy use by 50 percent by using water more efficiently than the legacy system. It also ensures performance of the air handling systems, which generate cooler, dryer air that is circulated throughout the building. In addition, energy usage is monitored, allowing the building manager to adjust the system to keep it running at top performance.

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About Ingersoll Rand and Trane

Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services. 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. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit or

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