European Energy Masters 2011, Munich: Green Buildings – sustainable, cost-effective building solutions from Eaton
Bonn . . . As a leading energy management company, Eaton is ideally positioned to take on one of the key challenges of our time - reducing the costs and ecological impacts of our world's growing thirst for energy. Since 1911, Eaton has been supporting its customers with new ideas for using energy in an as safe, efficient and environmentally-friendly way as possible - and not least in the building sector. Forward-looking building technology saves energy, protects the environment and safeguards investment. That's why Eaton combines responsibility for the climate and environment, constant innovation and a clear customer focus to form a successful green building strategy. With the right approaches, buildings can already fulfill their climate-protection role today. Eaton supports designers, architects, suppliers and installers on the path to this goal.
Green building solutions: at Eaton, they encompass the interlocking areas of Power Distribution, Power Management and Power Quality. From medium voltage to the mains socket, Eaton offers a comprehensive range of solutions for the design, layout, operation and evolution of a powerful and flexible building infrastructure - energy-saving, transparent, and lasting. Forward-looking systems for integrated measuring, monitoring and managing of energy in residential and functional buildings, together with smart building automation and distributed energy generation, ensure outstanding efficiency. Leading, particularly economical UPS systems enable a secure power supply without fluctuations, faults or outages and offer solutions for the optimized, energy efficient use of energy.
Climate-friendly - from medium voltage to the mains socket: Protecting the environment and saving resources starts in the control cabinet at Eaton - with environmentally-friendly solutions for all buildings. Eaton's medium-voltage systems dispense entirely with the potent greenhouse gas SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride). Busbar trunking systems distribute energy particularly economically in the entire building. Eaton's medium-voltage business focuses on switchgear and components for application in power distribution networks (nodal points, substations and transformer stations) and complete power supply systems. The technically high-grade systems feature air and epoxy resin insulation and are commonly equipped with circuit-breakers or load-break switching that include Eaton's vacuum interrupters. The integration of medium- and low-voltage distribution in one system saves not only space but also energy. For example, the compact design of the M2L distribution system combines medium-voltage switchgear, the transformer and low-voltage distribution in a single housing. This is why the transformation from medium to low voltage can occur locally - precisely and with low loss, energy- and space-saving.
Building management - a profitable capital asset: Whether used commercially or privately - electrical systems are not monitored transparently in many premises. The building technology lacks an overall perspective. This transparency is offered by Power Xpert monitoring- the system manages the energy supply as a strategic asset. And with the xComfort system, building systems functions from the heating and ventilation to the light and electric circuits are also actively monitored and conveniently automated in the residential and light commercial environment. With xComfort, the best-established wireless building automation system on the market, Eaton focuses on simple expansion and turnkey solutions for single family houses, apartment buildings and not least functional buildings. Eaton is currently expanding its xComfort product range with a further component - the Ethernet Communication Interface (ECI). With it, users can connect separate xComfort wireless solutions within a building via an Ethernet network. In addition, the ECI enables the simple expansion of individual components in functional buildings. The ECI is available in three versions: WLAN, LAN and LAN PoE (Power over Ethernet). While WLAN and LAN require an additional power supply, LAN PoE is supplied via the Ethernet.
Photovoltaics - using solar energy efficiently and safely: With its mature and complete range of photovoltaic components, Eaton is one of the trendsetters in this sustainable, zero-emission field of energy generation. The portfolio ranges from the SOL30-SAFETY fireman's switch, which cuts the live line from the solar modules to the inverter, via surge protection modules specially developed for photovoltaic applications in a range of versions (also as a complete interface unit to IP67), all the way to DC load break switches which cut the voltage of an entire system.
Energy-saving solutions for reliable power supplies in buildings: Power quality solutions from Eaton protect not only critical components of the building technology such as security systems, fire alarm systems, communications technology and all connected IT systems, they also make a valuable contribution to reducing the entire building's energy consumption. Eaton integrates networks, IT systems, building technology and automation in one intelligent network: the intelligent Power software makes transparent monitoring, reliable analysis and rapid reactions possible - even in virtual environments. And, as required, it supports the controlled and protected shut-down of affected systems.
Eaton recognizes its own products, that offer proven exceptional environment benefits, with the Green Leaf certificate: Eaton Green Solutions are products, systems or solutions that represent Eaton benchmarks for environmental performance. The green leaf symbol is the promise that the solution has been reviewed and documented as offering exceptional, industry-leading environmental benefits to customers, consumers and our communities. Though all of Eaton's products and solutions are designed to meet or exceed applicable government standards related to protecting the environment, Eaton products with the Green Leaf designation further provide "exceptional environmental benefit." UPS solutions from Eaton are among the most efficient and economical on the market. The UPS systems in the Eaton 9395, the BladeUPS series, xComfort Building Automation and the Eaton medium- voltage switchgear systems bear the Green Leaf certificate.
Tailored service expertise: Over and above its product range, Eaton provides services which assist and support electrical building infrastructures, including after installation, and always make them a little more climate- and resource-friendly - replacement services, retrofit services or lifecycle extensions. The objectives are protecting resources and reducing costs - with a markedly extended service life.
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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 Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® global electrical product series, to answer today's most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and 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 approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.
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