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Posted: May 9, 2016 | by Jean Williamson | none

Damuth Trane has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification for 2016 for the Company’s main building located at 1100 Cavalier Blvd. in Chesapeake.  This certification signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.  Damuth Trane has been an ENERGY STAR certified building since 2001 and was the first commercial building in the Hampton Roads area to receive this certification.

“We are pleased to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane.  “Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs.”

Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  Damuth Trane improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its building.


Posted: Apr 25, 2016 | by Jean Williamson | none

Damuth Trane is proud to be a sponsor for the Ninth Annual Hampton Roads St. Jude Spring Fling scheduled for Saturday, April 30th at the Virginia Living Museum.  While supporting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, guests will enjoy local brews, a wine bar, a silent auction and delicious food from the Peninsula’s favorite restaurants.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website:  www.stjude.org or contact Renee Duval Fairchild, (757) 651-7790.

Posted: Apr 22, 2016 | by Jean Williamson | none

In honor of the 46th annual Earth Day, Damuth Trane launched “I Choose to Reuse 30-Day Challenge,” an opportunity for employees to win prizes by ‘ditching’ items that are harmful for the environment.  Contestants must sign a pledge board to commit to the challenge.  There are four items they can choose to ‘ditch’ for 30 days:  single use coffee cups, plastic grocery bags, bottled water and disposable plates and utensils.  The more items they commit to ditch, the more prizes they could win.

“Our goal is to heighten awareness about how common, everyday products are hurting the environment,” said Sarah Mirkle, Human Resources Director at Damuth Trane.  “One small change can make a big difference.”

Posted: Apr 13, 2016 | by Jean Williamson | none

Damuth Trane is a proud sponsor of the 10th annual Hampton Roads Rubber Duck Race on Saturday, April 23rd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Intercoastal Waterway at Great Bridge.  Thousands of rubber ducks will float down the Intercoastal Waterway, winning spectacular prizes for the lucky duck participants.  This free family event includes games for kids of all ages and there will be food vendors on-site with yummy treats.  All proceeds from this event go to CHIP (Children’s Health Investment Program), a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a healthy community by building a healthy child.  The health of our community depends on our ability to raise healthy, happy children who enter school ready to learn. CHIP offers a continuum of services that are tailored to meet the needs of all parents with children ages 0 to 6.


Posted: Dec 14, 2015 | by Jean Williamson | none

Damuth Trane has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for the 6th year in a row for 2016!  The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. This group is dedicated to finding and recognizing Virginia’s best employers. A two part assessment is used to gather detailed information about each company that applies for the award.  Part 1 is completed by the employer and Part 2 is completed by the employees of the company.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefitting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.  The 2016 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies.

Below are the eligibility requirements:Best Places to Work VA 2016

  • Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in the state of Virginia
  • Have at least 15 employees working in the state of Virginia
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year

Companies from across that state entered the two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience and was worth 75% of the total evaluation.  The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

For more information on the Best Places in Virginia program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkVA.com.

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