Eaton to Enhance Energy Efficiency at VA Medical Centers
Date: June 28, 2012
Improvements slated for 15 VA Integrated Service Network facilities in Northeast and Upper MidwestPITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it has received three contracts totaling $10 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The contracts will include the retro-commissioning (RCx) of 15 medical campuses with more than 200 buildings and nearly 15.4 million square feet of conditioned space in the VA’s Integrated Service Network in New England, New York, New Jersey and the Upper Midwest.
Eaton will collaborate with SCS Engineers, an environmental engineering and construction firm, to complete an evaluation of all existing medical center building systems. Together they will recommend improvements to enhance energy efficiency, indoor air quality, comfort and performance optimization. Eaton and SCS Engineers will then make on-site corrective actions designed to generate immediate and long-term energy savings. Eaton’s Energy Solutions RCx projects have historically reduced energy costs up to 20 percent and have shown a return on investment in as soon as six months.
“The combination of Eaton’s electrical power management expertise with SCS Engineers’ extensive retro-commissioning experience should improve the energy efficiency of the VA’s facilities and also lead to optimum performance for critical operational systems including infection control and ventilation,” said Jim Dankowski, manager, Marketing and Business Development, Government Sales and Solutions, Eaton.
The project will consist of detailed development planning and investigation of the building power systems, heating ventilation and air conditioning, lighting controls, lighting, electrical, hot water, security, fire, life support and safety systems. The RCx team will then identify the most economical facility improvement measures including operational and maintenance improvements that can enhance energy efficiency, improve building performance and help avoid or postpone the need for major equipment replacement.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, power monitoring, and energy management products and services. Eaton is positioned through its global electrical product series and solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services 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 approximately 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.