October 15, 2008
PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation's Electrical Group today announced its participation in the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) World Workplace Conference and Exposition. At the event, to be held in Dallas Oct. 15-17, an Eaton representative is slated to present and Eaton’s green building electrical products will be on display.
John White, energy management and environmental solutions manager, Eaton’s Electrical Group, will give a presentation titled, “Growing Green: Electrical Systems Opportunities in Green Building Construction.” White will discuss Eaton’s commitment to reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent by 2012 and how it is achieving this goal while helping customers work towards similar initiatives. One example is the recent expansion of Eaton’s Electrical Group headquarters in Pittsburgh which was designed and built with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification in mind.
“The energy-efficient, 120,000 square-foot building expansion allows Eaton to accelerate its innovation in electrical solutions that deliver safe, efficient and reliable power to buildings and demonstrates its leadership in green building products, design and function,” said White. “We want to let our customers know how our electrical products can help their buildings go green and qualify for LEED credits.”
IFMA designed the annual World Workplace conference and exposition as a collaborative forum for facility managers and those in related fields to discuss, evaluate, share and grow, both personally and professionally. IFMA’s knowledge and resources are consolidated into a three-day, world-class gathering of facility professionals, educators, students and companies for the continued advancement of the profession. The World Workplace experience includes a conference focused entirely on education and a unique tradeshow that incorporates product demonstration and instruction.
Eaton’s booth number 418 will be in the Green Zone of the IFMA exhibit hall. Eaton is encouraging attendees to bring their utility bills by the booth for analysis during the event to learn how Eaton’s Cutler-Hammer® brand Power Factor Correction products can help lower their bills. “Understanding what power factor is, how it affects the electrical distribution system and what can be done at facilities to improve it will lead to saving money on utility bills, as well as extend critical equipment uptime and life,” said White.
To learn more about Eaton’s sustainable electrical solutions, visit our Web site at www.eaton.com/greenbuildings.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, uninterruptible power supply and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical brands, including Cutler-Hammer®, MGE Office Protection Systems™, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak and Moeller, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical and OEM markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.