Trane’s Los Angeles sales office has been a named a “top tenant” in an Energy Star contest.

The HVAC manufacturer earned the honor in the Environmental Protection Agency’s fourth annual Battle of the Buildings. The contest encourages structures to lower utility costs, save energy and protect the environment and occupants.

Trane placed in the top 3 percent of more than 3,300 competitors, reducing energy use by 9 percent and preventing 10 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s equivalent to the energy created from 10,741 pounds of coal, or 3.6 tons of waste sent to a landfill, according to Trane officials.

“The EPA’s Energy Star national building competition helped us save energy, cut our utility bills, and protect the climate,” said Patrick Wilkinson, energy engineer for Trane’s California district. “We are excited by the enthusiasm and commitment of our team here in Los Angeles and look forward to seeing more savings in the future from our efforts.”

The building, which was erected in 1998, is 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles.