Honeywell and Trane Technologies Draw Down Carbon Emissions of Chillers in the United Arab Emirates

    Trane® chillers using ultra-low-global warming potential Honeywell Solstice® zd refrigerant reduce global warming impact – avoiding 42,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions annually.1

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 30, 2023 – Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) and Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator, have today announced that Trane® chillers running on ultra-low-global warming potential (GWP) Honeywell Solstice® zd (R-1233zd) refrigerant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are helping to avoid 42,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions annually.1

    Based on hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, Honeywell Solstice zd is energy efficient, non-flammable and has a GWP of 1, reducing impact on the environment compared with the commonly used hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant R-134a.

    "Our collaboration with Trane in the UAE is a strong example of how HFO refrigerants such as Honeywell Solstice zd are making a significant difference for the environment,” said George Bou Mitri, vice president and general manager of Performance Materials and Technologies for the Middle East and North Africa at Honeywell. “Across the Middle East’s built environment, there is considerable focus on how to meet the intense cooling requirements of infrastructure while simultaneously meeting ambitious climate targets. Honeywell Solstice zd is one such technology that is available today to achieve this goal."

    “Enabling increased energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact, our selection of Honeywell’s Solstice zd represents another tangible step toward achieving our Gigaton Challenge – a pledge to reduce one billion metric tons of carbon from our customers’ emissions by 2030,” said Adnan Javed, general manager, Trane Middle East and Africa. “As we continue to lead by example in the transition to low-GWP refrigerants, we are pleased to collaborate with Honeywell and leverage Solstice zd to further drive our sustainability goals.”

    With a large cooling capacity, Trane’s CenTraVac ® centrifugal chillers with Honeywell Solstice zd are currently used at 26 sites across the UAE, including at Pure Harvest Smart Farms’ indoor growing facilities in Al Ain, and cumulatively deliver more than 350,000 tons of refrigeration.

    Honeywell has invested more than $1 billion in research, development and new capacity for its Solstice technology, which has applications in refrigerants, blowing agents, aerosols, solvents and is being evaluated for use in metered dose inhalers. Use of Honeywell Solstice technology has helped avoid the potential release of the equivalent of more than 326 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, equal to the carbon emissions from nearly 70 million gasoline-powered passenger vehicles per year.2 For more information on Honeywell Solstice zd, its applications, and impact, visit: https://sustainability.honeywell.com/us/en.

    About Honeywell

    Honeywell is an integrated operating company serving a broad range of industries and geographies around the world.  Our business is aligned with three powerful megatrends – automation, the future of aviation and energy transition – underpinned by our Honeywell Accelerator operating system and Honeywell Connected Enterprise integrated software platform. As a trusted partner, we help organizations solve the world’s toughest, most complex challenges, providing actionable solutions and innovations through our Aerospace Technologies, Industrial Automation, Building Automation and Energy and Sustainability Solutions business segments] that help make the world smarter, safer and more sustainable.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

    About Trane Technologies

    Trane Technologies is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King®, and our portfolio of environmentally responsible products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes, and transportation. Learn more at tranetechologies.com.

    1 As compared to equivalent systems running on HFC R134a refrigerant

    2 Calculations are based on actual sales of Solstice products (in lbs) from Jan 2010 through Dec 2022, and utilize the EPA GHG equivalency calculator for conversion.

    Mike Hockey