Press Release

Trane U.S. Inc. - June 28, 2011

Contact: Melanie Boulay Becker, APR
Phone: 612-381-9554

American Medical Systems Expects to Increase Energy Efficiency by 20 Percent and Earn $50,000 in Rebates
Medical device manufacturer earns Trane “Energy Efficiency Leader Award”

Minneapolis (June 28, 2011) — American Medical Systems® (AMS), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, recently completed energy-saving infrastructure upgrades that provide the critical system reliability needed to maintain strict, round-the-clock temperature control in the company’s manufacturing facility.

AMS, a company known for their innovation, selected a comprehensive solution that replaced aging infrastructure systems with high-efficiency solutions and undertook a 10-year service agreement to budget service costs on an annualized basis. The upgraded systems are expected to increase operational and energy efficiency while reducing annual energy costs by 20 percent. The upgrades will also generate approximately $50,000 in rebates from Xcel Energy.

To recognize AMS’ commitment to improving building performance and sustainability, Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is presenting the company with its “Energy Efficiency Leader Award.” AMS is one of only a few manufacturing facilities worldwide to receive this award for its commitment to the journey of becoming a high performance building.

AMS will be recognized at an award presentation that will take place on June 29 at 12:30 p.m. at AMS headquarters, 10700 Bren Road West, Minnetonka, MN 55343. Mitchell Farrell, district general manager for Trane, will present the award to Tom Rasmussen, vice president of operations for AMS.

“At AMS, we are mindful to make decisions that can have a positive impact on energy savings and the environment,” said Rasmussen. “We sleep better at night knowing that these infrastructure systems safeguard the carefully controlled manufacturing environment that our business depends upon. Knowing that these systems reduce energy costs and are environmentally aware makes us feel even better about our decisions. In fact, even when the temperature topped 100 degrees earlier this month, the cooling system maintained the ideal environment while running at only 60 percent of capacity.”


 

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