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Eaton 9395 is first UPS to get SMaRT Gold Certification

EM NEWS BUREAUThursday, May 12, 2011, 12:27 Hrs  [IST]

Untitled - 52.jpgEaton Corporation's Eaton 9395 uninterruptible power system (UPS) is the first power quality product to receive a Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRTĀ©) Gold certification. This makes the 9395 the first UPS certified to contribute to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDĀ®) points for buildings and projects seeking LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

SMaRT is the consensus sustainable product standard developed and administered by the non-profit Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS). SMaRT products must offer multiple environmental and economic benefits such as cost savings, design innovation, product differentiation, and also meet life cycle environmental performance requirements.

"Data center managers, engineers and architects have realized the awardwinning 9395 is a smart choice when it comes to three-phase power protection for large facilities and data centers due to its leading energy efficiency, compact footprint and customizable design options," said Jim Davis, director, product management, Eaton Power Quality and Control Operations. "Eaton's SMaRT Gold certification is the next step in documenting the green benefits associated with the production and use of our UPS. We're proud to offer the first SMaRT certified UPS to help our customers advance sustainability initiatives."

The SMaRT Gold certified 9395 can contribute to points in two LEED Credit Categories. For the Innovation in Design Credit, projects can use SMaRT certified building materials and products that account for 2.5 percent of the total value of all building materials and products, based on cost. The 9395 can also contribute toward the Energy and Atmosphere Credit, which requires facilities demonstrate a percentage improvement in the proposed building performance rating compared with the baseline building performance rating.

The 9395 SMaRT certification resulted largely from Eaton's commissioned life cycle assessment that compared everything from the materials used in manufacturing, to energy used during construction, to costs associated with transporting the product. The study results showed that improvements in UPS efficiency play a significant role in reducing the overall environmental impact of the product.