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Posted: Jul 15, 2013 | by admin | none

John Butler, Energy Solutions Engineer with Damuth Trane, and Tim Winslow, Facility Manager with City of Chesapeake, will be presenting the Efficient Water Retrofit EB/O+M  Tuesday, July 16 at the ITT Technical Institute in Norfolk.

Butler will discuss water reduction strategies, the LEED NC and EB 2009 water efficiency ratings system and the proposed LEED V4 changes.

This presentation is part of the Learning Series hosted by Hampton Roads Green Building Council (HRGBC). The seminar will begin at noon, lunch will be provided. The fee for this event is $20 for members, $35 for non-members and $40 for walk-ins.  For more information or to register please email admin@hrgbc.org.

Posted: Jun 10, 2013 | by admin | none

Miriam DaSilva, Healthcare Account Representative for the Healthcare Team of Damuth Trane, recently was awarded the President’s Award for outstanding achievement at the 4th Annual Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers (VSHE) Conference in Williamsburg, VA. 

William Rockwell, VSHE President and Health System Engineer at University of Virginia Facilities Management, presented the award to DaSilva, VSHE’s Communications Chair, during the awards ceremony on Monday, May 20th at the Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center. 

“Receiving the award is such an honor; my contribution to the organization doesn’t feel like a responsibility because I truly enjoy doing it. I have learned so much professionally and grown so much personally because of my involvement with VSHE. The educational opportunities and exposure to such a diverse group of facility engineers really allowed me to understand the concerns and best practices of healthcare facilities industry,” commented DaSilva. 

DaSilva’s has been involved in the three day VSHE annual conference since 2007. DaSilva was elected Registration Coordinator for this year’s conference. DaSilva helped manage the conference which registered over 400 attendees statewide. 

In addition to a 60-booth tradeshow, the conference offered 19 speakers who presented 14 VSHE classes and 5 ASHE (American Society of Healthcare Engineers) certification classes such as Certified Healthcare Facility Manager Workshop and Certified Healthcare Constructor. New to the conference this year was an Infection Control During Construction seminar. 

Due to the conference sponsors, including annual sponsor Damuth Trane, VSHE was able to offer the Healthcare Members waivers to attend with a minimal fee for certification classes. 

VSHE 2014 Annual Conference and Golf Invitational will be held May 19-22 in Williamsburg, VA.

Posted: Apr 25, 2013 | by admin | none

Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane, is pleased to announce several leadership changes in the Chesapeake-based organization.

“We are strengthening our focus and commitment to our clients and community.  In order to do this we are realigning talent within the Senior Leadership Team and adding new players to the team.  The realignment offers the opportunity for these associates to grow personally and professionally, and to better serve our clients,” stated Clint Damuth.

New team member Sara Miceli has accepted the System Solutions Leader position; she will be overseeing new equipment sales. Miceli brings 14 years of Trane commercial sales experience.  She comes to Damuth from Trane’s Albany, NY Commercial Systems organization.

Jerry McFarlane has joined Damuth Trane as Contracting Operations Leader.  He was previously with the Houston based Hunton Group and has additional experience in Sales and Operations leadership with Trane, Carrier and York. McFarlane has over 25 years in the HVAC industry.

David Wilkins, former equipment sales and contracting leader with Damuth Trane, is now General Sales Manager.  He will be working with both the System Solutions and Service Solutions teams to ensure a coordinated sales effort throughout the organization.

“Part of what David brings to our team is a variety of previous sales experiences. That, combined with the already strong experience in our existing sales team will provide our clients even more benefits,” said Clint Damuth.

Phil Damuth is taking on the new role of Vice President, Client & Community Relations.  In this role, Phil will be representing Damuth Trane at business and community events, partnering with the company sales teams to help them meet goals and spending time with clients to get perspectives on how to better serve them.

Posted: Apr 10, 2013 | by admin | none

Trane 100 Year LogoOver the past 100 years, Trane has defined the building industry by delivering performance, innovation, commitment and knowledge to bring comfort, efficiency and productivity to our customers. 

In many ways Trane is a classic American success story that grew into a global one. It began with our founder, James Trane, a Norwegian immigrant who opened his own plumbing shop in La Crosse, WI, in 1885. 

With the inspiration of cold Wisconsin winters, James Trane invented a new low-pressure heating system he proudly called the Trane Vapor Heating System. His son, Reuben, was just back from college with a degree in mechanical engineering, so father and son began manufacturing operations in 1910 and incorporated as The Trane Company in 1913. 

Damuth Trane is proud to be a part of the Trane name that has identified products and technology that has changed the H.V.A.C industry. As a franchised agent for Trane, Damuth Trane is the exclusive authorized representative of Trane commercial products and services in Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina.

Posted: Feb 15, 2013 | by admin | none

Noise makers where provided at the tables to encourage audience participation during the award presentation.

Roger Shull, Director of Energy Business Development with Damuth Trane, accepted the Company’s Virginia Business’ Best Place to Work award at a luncheon Friday, February 15 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg Virginia. 

“At Damuth Trane we are improving the lives of our clients as well as our associates. For the company to be successful and have the ability to serve our community, we have to start with our associates well-being and health,” said Clint Damuth, President Damuth Trane. 

The company was ranked 6th among mid-size companies across Virginia. The mid-sized employer category consists of 100-250 associates. Other categories include small employer, with less than 100 associates, and large-sized employers, with more than 250 employees. 

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

Posted: Dec 31, 2012 | by admin | none

For three consecutive years Damuth Trane was named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work among midsize companies by Virginia Business. The profit-sharing program, 401(k), paid community service leave, and tuition reimbursement offered to employees are a few of the amenities that make the company associate friendly.

“At Damuth Trane we are improving the lives of our clients as well as our associates. For the company to be successful and have the ability to serve our community, we have to start with our associates well-being and health,” said Clint Damuth, President Damuth Trane.

This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, its work force and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of a total of 70 companies, split into three groups: small employers (fewer than 100 employees) mid-sized employers (100-250 employees), and large-sized employers (more than 250 employees).

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

– Be a for-profit or 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 Virginia;

– Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Organizations from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

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

Posted: Dec 18, 2012 | by admin | none

Roger Shull, Director of Energy Business Development with Damuth Trane, was re-elected President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Southeastern Virginia Chapter on Wednesday, December 12th at the quarterly chapter meeting.

The Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the AEE was organized to help promote the scientific and educational interests of individuals within the energy industry and foster action for Sustainable Development. The chapter was founded by outgoing president, Mike Gaffney of Alaris Companies, in 2009.

“As Chapter President for 2013, my goal is to continue to provide membership access to practical applications and educational opportunities in the field of energy efficiency. I’m proud that we were able to attract a diverse group of industry experts to speak at our quarterly chapter meetings in 2012. These speakers and topics included:

• “Our Electric Utility – Update and a View into our Electric Future” by Dominion Virginia Power
• “Commercial HVAC & Lighting Rebate Program Options” by GoodCents
• “Compressed Air Systems: identify low hanging fruit” by Ingersoll Rand
• “Save Energy, Save Water – The effects of water quality on Heat Exchangers” by Vortisand
• “Energy Efficiency Initiatives” by Virginia Beach City Public Schools
• “Heat Pump/Heat Recovery Chillers for use in Commercial Buildings” by Damuth Trane
• “Solar Thermal – applications for boiler preheat and domestic hot water” by the Department of Veterans Affairs
• “LED Lighting in Commercial Applications – Lessons Learned” by JJM Associates, Inc.

“Myself and the other Board members would like to thank departing board member Matthew McKeon for his service and dedication to the SEVA AEE Chapter since its inception in 2009. We also would like to welcome Pete Ryan as the newly elected Treasurer of the Chapter. Pete is currently the Manager of Engineering Services at Alaris Companies, LLC and is a Certified Energy Manager as well as a Certified Energy Auditor.” said Shull.

The 2013 Chapter officials include:

• President: Roger Shull, CEM – Director of Energy Business Development, Damuth Trane
• Vice President: Mark Tschirhart, CEM – Associate Director for Capital Plans and Projects, York County Schools
• Treasurer: Pete Ryan, CEM, CEA – Manager, Engineering Services, Alaris Companies
• Secretary: Douglas K. Henderson, PE, CxA, CEM – Senior Mechanical Engineer/Commissioning Authority, Pond & Company

The next chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 13th. Check the chapter website after February 1st for the exact meeting location.

For more information about the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the AEE visit www.aee-seva.org

Posted: Nov 13, 2012 | by admin | none

Trane was presented with an award for supporting the VSPMA conference for 5 consecutive years. This year Trane help to sponsor breakfast and donated a Kindle Fire for a giveaway.

Maria Merritt, Trane HVAC Parts & Supplies Outside Sales, accepted an award at the fifth annual Virginia School Plant Managers Association Conference (VSPMA) last week at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center.

 “This was my fifth year supporting the VSPMA with Trane. Every year I look forward to spending time with people and attending the breakout seminars,” stated Maria.

For being a continuing supporting sponsor, Trane was honored with the “Five Consecutive Years of Support,” award accepted by Maria.

The three day conference targeting school facility professionals included vendor booths, breakout sessions, and a golf/corn hole tournament. Facility managers from across the state attended, representing eight different regions and over 20 different counties. The 2013 conference is expected to be held in Norfolk, VA.

Posted: Nov 5, 2012 | by admin | none

Damuth Trane will be hosting NFPA 70E & You, an OSHA recommended standard for electricity safety, training Wednesday Nov. 14th at their office inChesapeake. Bruce Wilmoth, North America Environmental Health and Safety Leader with Trane, will be instructing the two hour seminar.

NFPA 70E, titled Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, is a standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). There will be live demonstrations of electric arc, how arc rated fabrics work, and shock protection.  Participants will see the danger and tragedy of electrical and arc flash incidents and learn new ways of protecting themselves.

“This seminar will explain why we do what we do and wear what we wear,” explains Wilmoth.

Two sessions will be held Wednesday, each targeted for the expected audience. Mechanical contractors should plan to attend the breakfast seminar from 7:00AM-9:30AM, breakfast will be provided. Building Owners, Engineers, Operators, Facility and Property Managers should attend the lunch seminar from 11:30AM – 2:00PM, lunch will be provided.

Each class will show what needs to be considered to be legally compliant and how to keep buildings safe for their occupants and associates.

There is no fee associated with the training. The class will be held at1100 Cavalier Blvd,ChesapeakeVA,23323. Pre-registration is required, seating is limited.

For more information or to reserve a seat contact Elise Morrone, Marketing Communications Coordinator at (757) 558-3304 or elise.morrone @trane.com

This training will provide a minimal overview of the subject, and is not considered an intensive NFPA 70E training for compliance. NFPA 70E is a registered trademark of the NFPA, Quincy, MA02196. This training is not an NFPA sponsored event and does not constitute certification by the NFPA. Event content addresses key NFPA 70E 2012 changes and highlights Trane’s Electrical Safety program for Service and Contracting.

Posted: Oct 15, 2012 | by admin | none

Damuth Trane EngineerJacob Spirer, C.E.M., LEED AP, will conduct an illustrated presentation entitled “Heat Pump and Heat Recovery Chillers for use in Commercial

Jacob graduated from VA Tech in 2009 and complete Trane’s Graduate Engineer Training program in 2010.

Buildings” 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 at the South Eastern Virginia Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Quarterly Chapter Meeting, held at the Doraldo Ristorante Italiano, 1915 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg.

Spirer will be speaking on recent advances in large structure HVAC technological applications.

“Damuth Trane engineers are tasked with the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that maximize performance, cost-efficiency and longevity,” Spirer said.  “My recent work on the Western Tidewater Regional Jail Project in conjunction with David Morgan, Damuth Trane sales engineer and professionals from Colonial Webb Contractors represented a highly successful, collaborative state-of-the-art approach to a challenging field application.”

Spirer is a Sales Engineer with Damuth Trane ofChesapeake,VAworking as a technical consultant to architects, contractors and consulting engineers in the design, application, and sales of HVAC solutions for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.

He has been with on the Damuth Trane staff for three years specializing in the design and application of alternative energy efficient HVAC systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a Certified Energy Manager as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. He is also a graduate of advanced Multistack® training curriculums, aSparta,Wisconsin firm recognized as the inventor and industry leader of modular water chiller HVAC systems.

Also presenting will be John Hasher, C.E.M., with Virginia Beach Public Schools. His presentation, “Energy Efficiency Initiatives at Virginia Beach Public Schools,” will follow Spirer’s appearance. 

For more information or to register contact Matthew McKeon at Matt.McKeon@alariscompanies.com.

Jacob Spirercan be reached at Damuth Trane, 1100 Cavalier Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23323; 757-558-0200; Jacob.spirer@trane.com.

John Hasher can be reached at Virginia Beach Public Schools, 2512 George Mason Drive, P.O. Box 6038, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-0038

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