Electrical system supplier Eaton expands HQ with green building

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Eaton Corporation, the diversified industrial manufacturer, completed a $24-million expansion of headquarters for its Electrical Group and prepared to occupy the new 120,000 square feet addition to its existing building in Moon. The company hopes to receive a U.S. Green Building Council silver certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for its new “green” building. Approximately 850 employees will work at the site, which places the Electrical Group’s corporate headquarters and technical design and development activities under one roof.

In addition to use of Eaton’s own electrical controls and power supply and distribution technologies, the facility incorporates sustainable building materials throughout the structure, including in carpeting and countertops. The company estimates that the use of natural light will reduce energy consumption for lighting by 30 percent over conventional designs. From the facility, Eaton will design and provide products, services, and systems for electrical control, uninterruptible power distribution, and industrial automation to customers worldwide.

In addition to Randy Carson, CEO of the Electrical Group, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and state and local officials participated in the ribbon-cutting that celebrate the expansion’s completion. An $850,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development helped to fund the expansion.

Sources: Eaton, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
Writer: Joseph Plummer

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