November 19, 2008

Eaton Joins The Alliance For Sustainable Built Environments; Recognized For Leadership In Sustainability

PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced its membership in the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments, a select group of industry leaders who practice and are recognized for leadership in sustainability. Eaton is the first power management company to become a member of the Alliance.

“The Alliance invited Eaton to join based on the company’s commitment to protect and improve the environment not only through corporate sustainability initiatives to reduce company emissions, energy consumption and waste production, but to also encourage customers and suppliers to do the same,” said Craig Zurawski, executive director, Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments. “Eaton’s Electrical Group offers energy-efficient and environmentally sound electrical solutions to help customers qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits.”

Founded in 2003, the mission of the Alliance’s international corporate members is to educate the marketplace and top management on the benefits of reducing the overall impact facilities have on the natural environment and on building occupants. Members include Johnson Controls, Milliken & Company, Forbo Flooring, Philips Lighting, JohnsonDiversey, Owens Corning, USG Corporation, Kohler Co. and now, Eaton.

“As a global leader in sustainability and energy efficiency, we look forward to sharing best practices with Alliance members,” said John White, energy management and environmental solutions manager, Eaton’s Electrical Group. “At Eaton, sustainability isn’t an autonomous program or initiative. It’s how we do business – and it’s an increasing part of our business success. Eaton has made a public commitment to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent by 2012 and was half-way toward completing its goal in 2007.”

This membership announcement was made at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston, Mass., Nov. 19-21. Greenbuild provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect with other green building peers, industry experts and influential leaders as they share innovations in the green building movement.

Eaton’s booth (#238) will feature information about Eaton’s PowerChain Management Solutions, including power metering, uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), variable speed drives and lighting controls with the potential to contribute to 40 percent of available LEED credit points. Attendees can also review the comprehensive "LEED Credits Guide to Eaton Products and Services" that explains how Eaton can help building owners become more energy efficient and qualify for LEED certification.

To learn more about Eaton’s sustainable electrical solutions, visit the Web site at To learn more about the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments, visit

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


Mark Horner
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