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Faces of Shift with Justin Barnes of Trane Technologies

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Each month at Shift Workspaces, we have the opportunity to highlight a valued member. We love getting to know our members not only on a professional level but also on a personal one. This month, we sat down with Justin Barnes, National Account Executive at Trane Technologies. Continue reading to discover Justin’s story. 

Tell us about the work you do at Trane?

To simplify it all, I’m a business outcomes advisor, helping clients leverage their buildings to meet business goals. I’ve been with Trane for 25 years this July. I’m a mechanical engineer in technical sales of HVAC equipment, controls, services, and energy solutions for buildings. I work specifically with national account customers in vertical markets ranging from restaurant, retail, data center, and commercial buildings. As a National Account Executive, I’m responsible for managing the business and have a team of application specialists, project managers, and project administrators who are located throughout the U.S. 

What about your business and/or industry motivates you?

I’m motivated to have “comfortable” customers with energy efficient HVAC equipment. Being in sales I’m motivated by thrill of business development and building long-term relationships. 

What are your company’s core values? How do they inform how your company serves clients? 

Our company’s primary mission statement is to “Reduce the Earth’s Energy Intensity”. We accomplish this by manufacturing and servicing energy efficient HVAC equipment and building controls.

What is your business’s long-term goals?

Trane Technologies has one primary long-term goal. We call it the “The Gigaton Challenge”. We’re reducing one gigaton – one billion metric tons – of carbon emissions (CO2e) from our customers’ footprint by 2030. 

Other than work, what are you passionate about?

Raising a family with my wife. We have three kids and all in sports. Tends to drive the weekend schedules at times. I love to mountain bike, ski/board, and all things outdoors.

How has coming to Shift Workspaces Littleton contributed to your growth and success?

I’ve been with my current company for 25 years. I had the same cube desk near downtown Denver until I moved to Shift Workspaces. The culture and atmosphere at Shift fit my outgoing personality. I live close by so I’m able to save significant time from driving every day. I’ve made friends and business connections that I would have never had the opportunity being at my corporate office. 

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