Eaton to deliver energy efficiency to VA Medical Centers

Pittsburgh, June 28, 2012 — Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. won three contracts totaling $10 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The contracts will include the retro-commissioning 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 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.

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