Eaton announced that it will design and furnish new systems to replace power distribution, power control, and electrical metering equipment as part of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Modernization Project in Portland, Oregon. The initial contract of $600,000 stems from a $133 million federal stimulus grant for the General Services Administration (GSA) to improve energy efficiency and comfort in the 17-floor, 517,000-square-foot structure, which opened in 1975 and is named for two former Oregon Congressional representatives.
The work will be part of the GSA’s Smart Buildings initiative, and will help provide a template for more than 20 federal office buildings with similar needs. To be completed in 2013, the project will enable the Edith Green building to meet LEED Platinum standards by integrating innovative, sustainable technologies. It is the largest American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project in GSA Region 10, which covers Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, and Washington.
“Eaton is well positioned to help the General Services Administration with this important project, which will increase energy efficiency and serve as a roadmap for similar green building initiatives throughout the nation,” said Kevin McLean, senior vice president, Global Marketing—Electrical Sector, Eaton Corporation.
Eaton recently reached several agreements with government organizations, including $8 million in electrical products and services for the San Antonio Military Medical Center on the Fort Sam Houston Army base in Texas, the design and installation of a turn-key solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Albuquerque Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System, and supply ofhybrid electric power systems for 35 fuel-efficient shuttle buses purchased by the U.S. General Services Administration for use on U.S. military bases.