FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announces that its Delta Americas Headquarters located in Fremont, Calif., was honored by UC Berkley's Center for the Built Environment (CBE), earning an Honorable Mention in its 2017 Livable Buildings Award program. The superior sustainable design and high quality-of-life properties of Delta's US LEED Platinum-certified, net-zero-energy designed green building were instrumental in receiving the honor. Based on its calculated energy usage in 2016, its Energy Use Intensity (EUI) achieved 21.6, indicating the facility saved 90 percent energy than traditional buildings (Average EUI: 212)*1. In July of this year, the building achieved full net-zero operation, with its solar energy generation surpassing consumption.
"Energy efficiency is a key part of our products, and it's long been our mission to translate this into built environments," said M.S. Huang, president of Delta Americas. "Delta has been actively promoting the green building concept for more than a decade, and has enabled the creation of 25 green buildings across the world since 2006. Our Americas headquarters incorporates building automation technologies, renewable energy applications, a series of EV chargers, and datacenter solution to decrease its power usage effectiveness (PUE) to as low as 1.37. It serves as both a model of green building and a showcase for Delta's innovative solutions."
Since 2007, CBE's annual Livable Buildings Award has recognized projects that meet the highest standards for architectural design, energy and sustainability, and occupant satisfaction. The CBE jury, which is composed of architects, engineers, and the other industrial experts, commended the impressive size and design of the Delta Americas Headquarters. It also recognized the numerous green building technologies integrated into the building to achieve net-zero operation, such as a rooftop photovoltaic array with 616kW energy capacity, which is capable of generating more than 1,000 MWh of electricity per year, and a geothermal HVAC system coupled with radiant slabs and chilled beams that reduces HVAC energy consumption by 60 percent compared to traditional systems.
To further elevate its sustainable operations and reduce energy consumption, the Delta America Headquarters utilizes many of Delta's own technologies, such as its solar PV inverters, energy-savings variable frequency drives, elevator power regeneration technologies, a wireless outdoor LED lighting system, InfraSuite Datacenter infrastructure solutions, electric vehicle charging solutions, and building automation management and Delta Energy Online software. To conserve water, the facility also includes a 140,000-gallon rain water harvesting system, which has been discreetly implemented on the building's property to collect water from the rooftops for irrigation.
To learn more, visit the Green Buildings section of the Delta Americas website.
U.S. Energy Use Intensity by Property Type, office building, median EUI:148.1kBtu/ (ft 2˙year) ( 212.3 kWh/(m 2˙year) ).
About Delta Americas
Delta Americas was established 33 years ago and has grown to over one thousand employees in recent years. Delta has offices, R&D centers, manufacturing, distribution and repair centers in multiple locations in the U.S., Mexico, and South America. In the U.S, operations are located in Fremont, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Raleigh, Boston and Detroit to better serve its diverse customer base. Outside the U.S. Delta continues to expand its Americas operations in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Canada.
Delta Americas serves the IT, communications, industrial automation, renewable energy, lighting, power tool, automotive electric vehicle, and other major industries. Products include power electronics, DC brushless fans, visual displays, industrial automation, networking products, electronic components, consumer products, energy efficient and renewable energy products to name a few. The company is always striving to define new ways to improve the energy efficiency of its products through advanced research and product development.
For more information, please visit: www.delta-americas.com
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow," focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta's business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. Delta has 163 sales offices, 64 R&D centers and 39 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 6 consecutive years. In 2016, Delta was selected out of 5,800 large companies by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its Climate Change Leadership Level.
For detailed information about Delta, please visit: www.deltaww.com
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