Could your choice of power supply help in your quest to earn a certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program? Eaton suggests that it can, and it is holding up one of its three-phase power protection products as an example.
According to Eaton, the company's Eaton 9395 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is apparently the first product of its class to be blessed with the Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT) Gold certification. The certification is one that is maintained by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability, which is focused on encouraging the manufacturing of products that meet the principles of sustainable design. SMaRT products just can't be good for the environment, though, they have to be innovative.
The Eaton 9395 UPS, which I wrote about last fall, can apparently help with points in two categories: Innovation in Design, which requires a certain percentage of SMaRT certified building materials and products; and Energy and Atmosphere, which requires improvements toward a specific building rating compared with a base-level metric. In the latter category, the Eaton 9395's high efficiency rating is what helps make it stand out. The company is pushing toward 99 percent efficiency, when the 9395 is used as a component of its overall Eaton Energy Advantage Architecture.