Chiller offers system visibility via control panel.

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CenTraVac(TM) chillers are available with Tracer(TM) AdaptiView(TM) control panel, which promotes visibility into performance of chiller as well as understanding of its contribution within the system. Control leverages Tracer Summit package, enabling operators and building owners to increase energy savings by optimizing system components through control algorithms. Also, open protocol flexibility facilitates connection to other building systems and components.



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Take Command of Your CenTraVac(TM) Chiller Plant



- Get a better view into your chiller plant with new Tracer(TM) AdaptiView(TM) Control -

PISCATAWAY, N.J., April 28 -- Demands for occupant comfort, energy efficiency and total cost of ownership continue to increase, placing added pressure on building professionals to apply technologies that are economically smart and environmentally responsible.

Trane's Tracer(TM) AdaptiView(TM) is the industry's newest chiller control panel and allows building staff to take command of the chiller plant in a way never before possible. Chiller plants are at the core of cooling systems for many large buildings and building complexes, particularly those involved in industrial and commercial applications.

Tracer AdaptiView offers added visibility into the performance of the chiller and enhances understanding of its contribution within the system. It helps leverage Trane's Tracer Summit package enabling operators and building owners to increase energy savings by optimizing system components through unique control algorithms.

Tracer AdaptiView helps building operating staff to gain insight into operating patterns, energy use and system performance. It also gives them the ability to make educated decisions on how to run their systems, and make their already efficient Trane CenTraVac chiller plant even more energy and cost conscious.

Tracer AdaptiView for Installation and Operation Convenience

Tracer AdaptiView offers open protocol flexibility including BACnet(TM), Modbus RTU, or LonTalk(TM) with no gateways. This makes it easier to connect to other building systems and components. Plus, an ergonomic arm lets the operator view the panel from virtually any height or angle making it safer and easier to use. The panel also features a total of 24 languages.

Tracer AdaptiView is standard on all new Trane CenTraVac Simplex chillers and will be available on Duplex machines later in 2008. It can also be used for retrofit on existing chillers system.

EarthWise(TM) for Maximum Energy Efficiency

EarthWise(TM) is a comprehensive approach to reducing energy consumption, operating costs and environmental impact without compromising indoor air quality and comfort. It incorporates Trane's plant designs, Tracer Summit(TM) chiller plant controls and the CenTraVac(TM) centrifugal chiller, which is the world's most energy efficient and quietest chiller. Trane CenTraVac features an energy efficiency of 7.0 in COP (Coefficient of Performance), and is up to 13.5 percent more efficient than the next available chiller on the market.

This chiller uses R-123, the most balanced, environmentally responsible refrigerant available today for large chillers. In September 2007, Trane CenTraVac(TM) won the "Best-of-the-Best" Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions to strategic ozone protection.

Trane also applies EarthWise concepts as a part of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), in the technology application phase of Energy Services Performance Contracts. CCI is a global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cities. Trane is a CCI inaugural Energy Services Company.

For more information and an online demonstration, visit www.trane.com/adaptiviewdemo or contact your local Trane office.

About Trane

Trane Inc. (NYSE:TT) provides heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and services that enhance the quality and comfort of the air in homes and buildings around the world. The company offers customers a broad range of energy-efficient HVAC systems; dehumidifying and air cleaning products; service and parts support; advanced building controls; and financing solutions. The company's HVAC systems and services have leading positions in premium commercial, residential, institutional and industrial markets; a reputation for reliability, high quality and product innovation; and a powerful distribution network. Trane's 2007 annual revenues were approximately $7.45 billion and the company has about 29,600 employees worldwide. For more information, visit these Web sites: www.trane.com and www.americanstandardair.com.

On Feb. 1, 2007, Trane, then known as American Standard Companies and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol "ASD," announced plans to separate its three businesses. On July 31, 2007, the company completed the spinoff of its Vehicle Control Systems business as an independent company known as WABCO (NYSE:WBC). On Oct. 31, 2007, the company sold its Bath and Kitchen business to funds advised by Bain Capital Partners, LLC. On Nov. 28, 2007, the company changed its name to Trane to reflect its focus on its remaining business, Air Conditioning Systems and Services. On Dec. 17, 2007, Trane announced that it had entered into an agreement to be acquired by Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited (NYSE:IR). The agreement is expected to be finalized in the second quarter of 2008.

CONTACT: Perri Richman of Trane, +1-732-980-6386, prichman@trane.com

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