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Damuth Trane has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification for 2015 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(s).
“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings is critical to protecting our environment, “ said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the boiler room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their buildings more efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”
Damuth Trane can assist clients in identifying issues to help them become more energy efficient throughout all stages of the building upgrade process; from lighting to controls, equipment tune-up and replacement, to managing the entire project.
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Commercial Buildings visit: www.energystar.gov/labeledbuildings
Damuth Trane is proud to be a sponsor for the Virginia Beach Education Foundation 21st Annual Golf Tournament scheduled for Thursday, June 25th at Heron Ridge Golf Club. The fun begins with lunch at noon sponsored by Catherine’s Catering followed by a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. The day will conclude with dinner, awards and silent auction sponsored by Jake’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que.
The mission of the Virginia Beach Education Foundation is to raise private sector support to fund innovative and creative learning programs for the students of Virginia Beach City Public Schools and to reward educational excellence.
During a recent School Board meeting, the Chesapeake Public School Board acknowledged Damuth Trane’s support of the district’s mission by awarding the company inclusion in the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Business Honor Roll.
Each spring, the VSBA accepts applications from school districts across the state for the honor roll. According to VSBA Executive Director Gina Patterson, local businesses have the power to shape community attitudes about public schools. VSBA Business Honor Roll is a way for local school divisions to recognize local businesses for their support and say “thank you” for their vital contributions.
Damuth Trane hosted an employee event today in celebration of the 45th annual Earth Day. A group of associates participated in “The Dirty Sock” contest to determine who had the most environmentally friendly automobile. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, more than half of the air pollution in the nation is caused by mobile sources, primarily automobiles.
Participants put a clean white sock on their vehicle’s tailpipe and ran the engine for 30 seconds with slight pressure on the accelerator. The person with the dirtiest sock was awarded a $100 gift certificate to West Service Center to be used towards a tune-up. And, the person with the cleanest sock was awarded a $100 gift card for keeping their vehicle well maintained which can help minimize emissions.
Damuth Trane also hosted a recycling event for unwanted electronics. Another way to celebrate Earth Day by not sending these items to the landfill.
Damuth Trane is proud to sponsor the Pearls of Wisdom Oyster Roast & Barbeque; an event to benefit Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ students and teachers. The fun begins at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18th at 24th Street & Atlantic Avenue in VA Beach. The buffet style / all-you-can-eat menu includes oysters, pork BBQ and all the trimmings.
Damuth Trane is now the Hampton Roads authorized representative for Plasma Air; an innovative leader for indoor air quality solutions.
Plasma Air provides comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) solutions for commercial, institutional, residential and industrial building projects including schools, sports facilities, casinos, retail outlets, airports and wastewater treatment facilities. The Plasma Air System can be easily incorporated into the largest commercial building or facility, reducing energy consumption and providing a healthy, productive environment for employees and visitors.
Plasma Air products leverage a breakthrough ionization technology that cleans the air in some of the most common and worrisome problems that building managers face. Products are available in both self-contained stand-alone units and in-duct models. And, Plasma Air products are easily adapted for new construction or retrofit projects. Plasma Air units mount on the supply air ductwork or in the air handler so no special provisions are required.
Damuth Trane is proud to sponsor and participate in the 10th Annual Autism Awareness Run. The Damuth team has 10 participants ready to run (or walk) at Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach on Saturday, April 4th. The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. with the 5K run/walk followed by the half mile family fun run and will conclude with an Easter Egg Hunt and Awards Ceremony. Throughout the morning, there will be music, kids activities and refreshments for participants.
The Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia is a locally funded organization that celebrates over 30 years of dedication towards improving the lives of all affected by autism. Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia strives to enhance community awareness, provide education for professionals, and parents, and maintain supportive, informative networks comprised of parents, professionals, and community leaders. Proceeds from this event will help local families facing autism. With every participant, we move a little closer to more awareness, more help for individuals with autism to achieve a better quality of life, and ultimately improving the lives of all affected by autism.
Annette Saylor, Project Coordinator, with Damuth Trane recently celebrated 30 years with the Company. During a recent company-wide celebration, Saylor was commended on her customer service skills, attention to detail and stellar work ethic. “It’s an honor to work with someone who exemplifies the true meaning of high-level customer service. Not only our clients but other associates rely on Annette to get the job done,” said Clint Damuth, Company President. For almost the entire 30 years, Saylor has worked as project coordinator for Joe DiPaola, one of the Company’s sales engineers. “Annette continues to be an asset to the sales team and the Company. She juggles a lot of projects at one time and strives to make sure no details are missed,” said DiPaola. Many co-workers commented on Annette’s sense of humor and how much they enjoy working with her.
Annette Saylor with Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane.
Cancer affects the whole family, changing the fabric and the focus of everyday life. During this time, Special Love, a nonprofit organization, offers an unwavering, unconditional community of support through many activities and events.
Damuth Trane is proud to be part of the 10th Annual Tidewater Family Weekend sponsored by Special Love scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 20th – 21st. The event will be held at the Airfield 4-H Conference Center where families can canoe, hike, enjoy crafts and sing around a campfire. It’s open to the immediate family of any cancer patient 17 years old and younger, bereaved families with children 16 and younger, and active BRASS (BRothers And SiSters of children with cancer) families.
A team of Damuth associates will attend the event on Saturday; helping the volunteers serve lunch. “I participated last year and the fellowship among these families is incredible,” said Phil Damuth, Vice President of Damuth Trane. “The participants are working through a difficult time in their lives. This weekend there will be a lot smiles and laughter as they enjoy activities and reaffirm they’re not in this alone.”
Special Love lets kids be kids, through camps, financial assistance, and a community of support that lets them (and their families) know that they’re not alone in their battle.