Eaton Corporation | Cleveland, Ohio
Heating and cooling production
Open- and closed-office spaces
Along with meeting rooms, dining, and video conferencing
Displays Eaton products and functions as part of the building’s power distribution system
Electric car chargers
Allow drivers to power up in the parking garage
The glass-faced Eaton Center – with its 10-story tower and two 5-story wings – is designed for aesthetics and energy efficiency.
At 606,000 SF, Eaton Center contains a mix of open- and closed-office spaces, as well as a video conference room, a two-story classroom, meeting rooms, dining facilities, and an outside terrace. Its five-story glass atrium is an aesthetic centerpiece. Eaton is a global power management company, and within the atrium, an Experience Center displays Eaton products – which simultaneously function as part of the building’s power distribution system.
Karpinski Engineering provided MEPT and fire protection design for the project, which also included a freestanding parking garage with an attached, 30,000-SF fitness and wellness center.
Sustainability was a design priority, and energy-efficient features have been incorporated throughout Eaton Center.
- The building is oriented to maximize daylighting and winter solar heat gain; a combination of solar and occupancy sensors help coordinate interior lighting with the amount of daylight available.
- The building features automatic window shades, which are programmed to rise or lower based on the time of day and day of the year.
- HVAC systems include ultra high-efficiency heating and cooling production and heat recovery systems.
- Solar panels provide about 3% of the building’s electrical energy.
- Low-flow plumbing fixtures are used throughout the building to reduce building water use.
- Electric car chargers in the parking garage allow drivers to power up.
Energy modeling projected the Eaton Center’s energy use savings at 24.75% (24.59% energy cost savings).