23 episodes

Did you know that 99% of the global population is breathing unhealthy air? What if it didn’t have to be that way? To us, the relationship between human health and planetary health is so intertwined that it's impossible to talk about one without the other.

That's the focus of the Healthy Spaces podcast, where we’re exploring how technology and innovation are transforming the spaces where we live, work and play. Through conversations with scientists, engineers, and business leaders, we are connecting the dots for listeners between climate tech and healthier spaces for people and the planet.

At Trane Technologies, our purpose is to challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. We hope you’ll join us.

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Did you know that 99% of the global population is breathing unhealthy air? What if it didn’t have to be that way? To us, the relationship between human health and planetary health is so intertwined that it's impossible to talk about one without the other.

That's the focus of the Healthy Spaces podcast, where we’re exploring how technology and innovation are transforming the spaces where we live, work and play. Through conversations with scientists, engineers, and business leaders, we are connecting the dots for listeners between climate tech and healthier spaces for people and the planet.

At Trane Technologies, our purpose is to challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. We hope you’ll join us.

    Taking Action Together

    Taking Action Together

    This special episode features a moderated conversation between four sustainability leaders, recorded live from Climate Week NYC.
    Listen to the full episode to learn practical strategies to accelerate decarbonization of the built environment; harness the power of storytelling to effect real change; and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in climate technology.
     
    Building a net-zero future begins with a shared vision of what it looks like. Conversations like this one are a critical part of getting there—together.
    Guests:
     
    Kristy Drutman, Co-CEO, Green Jobs Board
    Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
    Ali Mize, Senior Director of ESG, Belonging, and Corporate Philanthropy, Neiman Marcus Group
    Moderator: Ashlee Piper, sustainability expert, author, and speaker
    Host: Dominique Silva, Innovation Initiatives Leader, Trane Technologies

    • 28 min
    Building a Net-Zero Future with CEO Dave Regnery

    Building a Net-Zero Future with CEO Dave Regnery

    Did you know 15% of global GHG emissions come from heating and cooling buildings? The great news is that technology exists today to significantly decarbonize the built environment. How will we get there? We start with crucial conversations like this one.
     
    In this episode of the Healthy Spaces podcast, Trane Technologies Chair and CEO Dave Regnery and VP of Sustainability Scott Tew join us live from Climate Week New York to talk about the role of climate technology in building a healthier and more sustainable future. We are also joined by Avipsa Mahapatra, the Climate Campaign Lead at the Environmental Investigation Agency, who offers her perspective on what credible corporate action on climate looks like.
     
    Listen to the full episode as they talk about accelerating the decarbonization of the built environment, as well as empowering a skilled workforce. And discover why they're optimistic about a net-zero future.
    Guests:
     
    Dave Regnery, Chair and CEO, Trane Technologies
    Scott Tew, Vice President, Sustainability, Trane Technologies
    Avipsa Mahapatra, Climate Campaign Lead, Environmental Investigation Agency
    Host: Dominique Silva, Innovation Initiatives Leader, Trane Technologies

    • 13 min
    Keeping Our Cool

    Keeping Our Cool

    This summer, record-setting heat waves have impacted life and work around the globe. And although drought and wildfires are visible results of climate change, the most dangerous threat to humans is heatstroke.
     
    As extreme heat conditions become more widespread and frequent, how can climate technology help people stay safe and healthy?
     
    Listen in and learn from two climate innovators who are rapidly implementing climate solutions that help protect people – and their livelihoods – from extreme heat.
     
    Learn more about Extreme Heat Initiatives at the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center.
     
    Learn more about Operation Possible at Trane Technologies.
     
    Guests:
     
    Kurt Schickman, Director of Extreme Heat Initiatives at the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
    Rohith BL, Director of Innovation at Trane Technologies

    • 33 min
    Vital Innovations

    Vital Innovations

    As climate change continues to negatively impact the health of our planet and its people, medical research is continuously producing new and more effective life-saving treatments.
    What does this mean for climate tech? Whether helping transport life-saving treatments or monitoring ventilation in indoor spaces, climate technology plays a role in helping us get better, faster – and in making our built spaces healthier to begin with.

    Listen in and learn from two innovators who are leading the way to ensure that climate technologies are working to support more resilient healthcare systems.
    Thanks to the iAIR Institute and Allergy Standards (ASL), the iAIR Academy Healthier Buildings Awareness Program is available to Healthy Spaces listeners for just $47 – a generous discount of $110, thanks to our partners. To benefit from the discount, visit https://www.iair.academy/healthier-buildings-awareness-with-the-iair-academy-trane and use the coupon code HBA-TRANE-70 at checkout. 
    Guests:
    Holly Paeper, President of Life Science Solutions for Trane Technologies
    Dr. John McKeon, CEO of iAir Institute and Allergy Standards
    Host: Dominique Silva, Innovation Initiatives Leader, Trane Technologies
    References:
    Impact of climate change on human pathogenic diseases subject of new study by UH researchers: Over half of known human pathogenic diseases can be aggravated by greenhouse gas emissions -- ScienceDailyClimate change, emerging infections and blood donations | Journal of Travel Medicine | Oxford Academic (oup.com)

    • 27 min
    Tomatoes in the Desert

    Tomatoes in the Desert

    Did you know that high-tech greenhouses are making it possible to grow tomatoes in the desert? And that innovative solutions adopted by food transporters are helping to reduce food loss and pollution in cities? Climate technology helps to play role in making food systems more sustainable and resilient.

    Listen in and learn from business leaders who are reimagining the way we grow and move food in ways that enhance access to healthy food, while reducing environmental impact. From electrification to big data and AI, our guests reflect on how technology and innovation are helping food supply systems to become more efficient, less wasteful and more resilient.
     
    Guests:
    Majed Halawi, VP Engineering & Construction, Pure Harvest Smart FarmsAdnan Javed, General Manager, Trane Commercial HVAC EMEA, Trane TechnologiesMtu Pugh, VP Strategic Marketing, Thermo King Americas, Trane TechnologiesRaluca Radu, Portfolio Leader, Thermo King EMEA, Trane TechnologiesHost: Dominique Silva, Innovation Initiatives Leader, Trane Technologies

    • 30 min
    Homes of the Future

    Homes of the Future

    We like to think of our homes as a place of refuge and comfort from the outside world - but how is technology reducing the impact that homes have on our environment - while helping us thrive inside of them?
    Listen in and learn from three different sustainable home innovators who are redefining green building, combining energy efficiency and artificial intelligence to make climate technology smarter, and advancing the home experience for families and the planet.
     
    Guests:
    Brandon Weiss, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Dvele Homes
    Katie Davis, Vice President of Engineering, Trane Residential
    Joel Gouker, Innovation Director, Trane Technologies
    Host: Dominique Silva, Innovation Initiatives Leader, Trane Technologies

    • 31 min

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