Trane Education Breakfast Presentation on Thermal Energy Storage & New Incentives

Event Details

This program provides a comprehensive overview of building decarbonization and the ongoing energy storage transition. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the foundational concepts necessary to harness the full potential and benefits of thermal energy storage.

The program also delves into the recently enacted federal incentives applicable to various clean energy projects, with a particular focus on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. This act represents a significant development in the renewable energy sector as it expands the investment tax credit to include thermal energy storage for the first time.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of building decarbonization and its importance in reducing carbon emissions.
  • Gain insights into the ongoing energy storage transition and its relevance in optimizing energy efficiency.
  • Recognize the benefits and potential of thermal energy storage in clean energy projects.
  • Comprehend the financial benefits and implications of the expansion of the investment tax credit to include thermal energy storage.
  • Explore the Storage-Source Heat Pump (SSHP) system as an innovative all-electric heating solution for building decarbonization.
  • Understand the role of thermal energy storage in the SSHP system and its contribution to reducing energy costs.


Mike Filler, Solutions Leader for Thermal Storage, Trane
Mike is responsible for helping designers with thermal storage applications all across North America.  Mike is a Past-President of the Pikes Peak ASHRAE chapter, and he also volunteers with Technical Committees 6.8 (Geothermal Heat Pumps & Energy Recovery) and 6.9 (Thermal Storage).  Mike holds a BSME from Clarkson University and a MBA from Indiana University.  He holds a PE in Colorado and is ASHRAE Certified as a High-performance Building Design Professional.