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Posted: Nov 16, 2017 | by Whitney Vaughan | none

Jack McKownDamuth Trane welcomes Jack McKown, the Contracting Operations Team Leader. In this role, McKown will lead the team responsible for executing retrofit solutions and building automation projects.

McKown joins Damuth Trane from Johnson Controls where he was the Regional Installation Manager and previously a Major Projects Manager. Prior to his eight years at Johnson, McKown was employed by Siemens in Dallas where he worked first as a System Specialist and later as  Group Operations Supervisor. McKown served in the US Navy and received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas.

During McKown’s first weeks with the Company, he commented, “I’m excited to join this group of talented and dedicated professionals delivering best in class energy solutions to our clients.”

Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane remarks, “Jack’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge makes him a key addition to our organization. We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leading company in our industry.”

Posted: Nov 6, 2017 | by Whitney Vaughan | none

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center (SWRMC) and Damuth Trane received an Energy Efficiency Leadership Award at the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC) annual conference on November 2, 2017 in Richmond, VA.

“The winning entries are proof that energy efficiency has tremendous potential to drive economic growth, create jobs, shrink utility bills, conserve natural resources and reduce pollution,” said Chelsea Harnish, VAEEC Executive Director.

“We’re excited to be recognized for the significant building energy savings our team delivered to Sentara. High efficiency equipment and modern DDC controls are not enough.  It took experience and insight into how complex building systems interact with each other to uncover the savings,” commented Roger Shull, Damuth Trane Director of Energy Business Development.

SWRMC Energy Award

Pictured in the photo (Left to Right): Leslie Fore, VAEEC, Don West, SWRMC, Dave Padavana, Damuth Trane and Phil Damuth, Damuth Trane

About the Project

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center (SWRMC), a Certified Primary Stroke Center, has 145 licensed beds and features the latest healthcare technologies. In 2015, the hospital partnered with Damuth Trane, a Professional Energy Services company headquartered in Chesapeake, VA, to perform a building energy tune-up that optimized operation of existing facility systems. Advanced building data collection methods, energy analytics, utility bill analysis and a detailed engineering review uncovered substantial efficiency improvement opportunities. Damuth Trane collaborated with SWRMC staff to implement energy conservation measures to building HVAC and control systems.

The project was justified and funded through utility cost avoidance in the operational budget. In August 2017, SWRMC reported a 24% reduction in annual building energy consumption, equating to $647,267 in total avoided utility costs, making the project cash-flow positive within the first year. Continuous data collection, automated analytics, web based reporting tools and remote monitoring were instituted to sustain the efficiency gains. Savings calculations are IPMVP® and ASHRAE 14 compliant and were reviewed for accuracy by a licensed Professional Engineer. Damuth believes this program is repeatable at similar healthcare facilities.

For more information about the VAEEC awards, visit http://vaeec.org/events/awards/.

Posted: Aug 23, 2017 | by Jean Williamson | none

For the fourth consecutive year, Damuth Trane was honored to receive the Subcontractor Safety Performance Award from Jacobs Technology at their annual General Manager’s Safety Conference. This event was held in August and was sponsored by their Joint Jacobs/Subcontractor Safety Steering Committee. This award recognized Damuth Trane for working over 1,000 incident-free man hours over the last year while performing construction at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

“This is a great example of our commitment to safety,” says Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane. “Our extensive, on-going training process keeps our team prepared for all types of project environments.”

It is the objective of Damuth Trane to provide a safe work environment for all clients and associates and to prevent accidents in all aspects of its business operations. To accomplish this objective, every associate is dedicated to safety while conducting business for Damuth Trane. We also actively participate in our clients’ internal safety programs. Safety and health is a part of every operation and each associate’s responsibility at all levels.

Posted: Aug 10, 2017 | by Whitney Vaughan | none

We are proud to announce the addition of Canariis Products to Damuth Trane’s system offerings. Our new Business Partner Canariis Corporation is dedicated to the manufacture of quality packaged systems for domestic water, HVAC, chiller plants, boiler plants and fire pump applications.


With Canariis every packaged system manufactured is electrically, hydrostatically and flow tested at job conditions prior to shipment. The manufacturing and testing is designed to assure ease of installation, simplified start-up procedures, and many years of trouble free service.


Every system is custom engineered to the specific project requirements and space limitations for your application. Many Building Owners have strong preferences for certain manufacturers of pumps, valves, hydronic, building automation controls and variable frequency drives.  Canariis Corporation has the flexibility to use the equipment that the customer prefers while still providing a quality assembly.


Whether you are designing a system for a new building, retrofitting an existing one or need a replacement, we have the equipment and controls experts to help you select the products that best serve the project. Please give us a call to speak with one of our Sales Associates today.


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Posted: Feb 27, 2017 | by Whitney Vaughan | none

Damuth Trane was recently recognized by ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.) for the company’s ongoing efforts in the development of a quality safety program. The Hampton Roads based company received The Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) award Silver Level of Achievement.

“This is the first time we’ve received this award,” said Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane. “We take safety very seriously and have an intentional, comprehensive training process for all associates. This award recognizes the hard work and commitment of our team.”

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