Eaton’s LED Lighting and Controls Solutions Help a Latin America Environmental Company Achieve LEED Platinum Certification

Power management company Eaton announced that its LED lighting solutions, including lighting and controls, have helped THREE Consultoría Medioambiental, an environmental consultant company located in Monterrey, Mexico, achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum BD+C v4 certification for New Construction from the U.S. Green Building Council for its new corporate offices. An advocate for green construction, the company’s new headquarters is the first in Latin America and the second worldwide to obtain this significant honor.
 
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“Our mission is to transform the Mexican construction industry through the design, construction and rehabilitation of ecological, economic and socially sustainable buildings, focusing on positive change in the environment and in profitable strategies,” said Lourdes Salinas, director, THREE Consultoría Medioambiental. “It was imperative that we lead by example in the building of our new corporate headquarters and we are proud of what we accomplished with the help of Eaton’s LED lighting and controls solutions.”
 
Working with lighting designer and distributor Aether Ingeniería, which provided the design and technical expertise, Eaton’s energy-efficient light-emitting diode lighting solutions were chosen due to the product’s high quality, aesthetics, timely delivery and performance.
 
Specifically, solutions for the office area and board room include the Corelite Divide LED suspended luminaire featuring Eaton’s WaveStream LED technology that incorporates high-performing AccuAim optics, allowing for maximum energy savings while achieving the desired light levels and providing glare-free illumination. Eaton’s Greengate daylighting controls automatically controls light output in monitored areas to maintain a constant light level regardless of the amount of natural light present. Additionally, interior LED solutions include Halo surface-mounted downlights, track fixtures and Sure-Lites emergency lighting. For the exterior lighting, patented Lumark Crosstour wall pack products illuminate the exterior perimeter and parking lot area.
 
“Aesthetics played an important part in the selection process,” said Salinas. “The Corelite Divide luminaire is very nice and the modern look is matched with the efficacy and the photometrics that allowed us to meet LEED criteria.”
 
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For the design of the new offices, every step was taken to minimize waste and to reuse materials when possible. The unique construction consists of shipping containers that had reached the end of their useful life and the building’s location was placed based on reducing transportation needs. In addition, the building orientation was set considering wind currents to better ventilate spaces. The building is equipped with a rain water collection system and A/C condensates are directed to WC water tanks. THREE also uses green waste to generate compost and the building produces all the energy it consumes through solar panels.
 
“We congratulate THREE for its sustainable results and this outstanding accomplishment,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “We’re honored to have been a part of this unique project and to help contribute to both of our company’s common environmental goals.”
 
For more information on Eaton’s lighting solutions, visit www.eaton.com/lighting. Visit http://www.usgbc.org/projects/three-headquarters for more information on THREE’s LEED certification. To view the case study, click here.
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