New Delta Americas HQ boasts net-zero standards

Monday November 23, 2015
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 23, 2015 - Delta has announced the opening of its new Americas headquarters in Fremont, Calif., that is designed to meet LEED Platinum and net-zero standards.

According to the company, the new 180,000 sq. ft. facility stands as a “testament to Delta’s commitment to the Americas market,” as it incorporates many of Delta’s own technologies to achieve an “elite level” of sustainability, such as energy-saving variable frequency drives, solar rooftop panels, real-time energy management and monitoring software Delta Energy Online, wireless LED lighting, rainwater harvesting, and EV charging stations.

Through Delta’s solar photovoltaic (PV) power system, more than 1,000 MWh of electricity is expected to be generated per year. Additionally, the new headquarters boasts a geothermal heating and cooling system that reduces HVAC energy consumption by 60 per cent compared to traditional systems, it says. The pipes cover an area greater than five football playing fields. The ground source heat pump loops into the building’s bi-directional radiant floor and ceiling tubes embedded in the concrete slabs. In total, there is more than 92 miles of pipe circulating 12,000 gallons of water.

“Since 2005, all of Delta’s new buildings around the world have been built to sustainable standards. In the past 10 years, we have commissioned the construction and renovation of 21 green buildings and will share our experiences with international audience in December, at this year’s Conference of Parties, more commonly referenced to as the COP21,” said Bruce Cheng, Delta founder and honorary chairman. “This aligns with the company’s mission to provide innovative, clean, and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow.”

“Every new Delta building is a green building. We maintain an internal directive to only abide by the latest green standards, and with the new Fremont headquarters, our goal is to be net zero,” said M.S. Huang, president Delta Americas. “We’ve incorporated our most innovative products to ensure that the Delta Americas Headquarters becomes a model of green building and also a showcase for Delta’s solutions.”

Delta Americas was established 33 years ago and has grown to more than 1,000 employees in recent years. Delta has offices, R&D centres, manufacturing, distribution and repair centres in locations across North and South America. The company serves the industrial automation, renewable energy, lighting, power tool, IT, communications and other major industries.

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