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Trane ships more than 1 million HVAC units made with green steel

Written by Laura Miller

A year after signing purchase agreements with two US steelmakers, Trane Technologies has shipped more than 1 million HVAC units produced with low-carbon steel.

In November 2022, Trane announced it would be purchasing low-carbon steel from Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp., its primary supplier, as well as from Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel. The move is a part of the company’s emission reduction plans to be net-zero by 2050.

Since signing the supply agreements, Nucor’s Econiq steel and U.S. Steel’s verdeX steel have been used in the manufacturing of high-efficiency heat pumps and air conditioners at Trane’s manufacturing operations in the US.

This week, Trane announced having shipped more than 1 million units produced with the low-carbon steels to homeowners and commercial customers across the US.

The low-carbon steels represent 20% of its annual steel purchase, the company said.

“As we continue taking bold, innovative action to decarbonize our entire value chain, this milestone highlights another remarkable step on our journey toward a net-zero future,” Keith Sultana, Trane’s SVP, global integrated supply chain, said in a statement.

Trane Technologies is a global provider of sustainable HVAC products based in Dublin, Ireland. Its North American headquarters are in Davidson, N.C.

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