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Eaton joins Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments


November 22, 2008
By Anthony Capkun

Eaton Corp. has joined 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
& Co., Forbo Flooring, Philips Lighting, JohnsonDiversey, Owens
Corning, USG Corp., 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% by 2012 and was half-way toward
completing its goal in 2007.”




Eaton’s
electrical business encompasses control, power distribution,
uninterruptible power supply and industrial automation products and
services. Its brands include Cutler-Hammer, MGE Office Protection
Systems, Powerware, Holec, MEM, Santak and Moeller.




CLICK HERE to learn more about the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments.