CLEVELAND -- (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Three experts from power management company Eaton will participate in
panels discussing technology and energy saving innovations in lighting,
data systems and vehicles at VERGE San Francisco, October 14 to 17.
VERGE San Francisco brings together innovators, entrepreneurs and
leading public officials to explore the opportunities for efficiencies
created through technology advancements in energy, buildings and
transportation. VERGE is produced by the GreenBiz Group, a business
information resource focused on helping companies of all sizes and
sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in
a manner that supports profitable business practices.
Experts participating from Eaton are:
Bob Smith, director, energy marketing solutions, will speak on the
panel “Overcoming Challenges in Net Zero Energy Retrofits” on October
16. Smith will discuss how lighting is fundamental to zero net energy
and offers additional solutions to maintain a zero net energy status.
In U.S. commercial buildings, 40 percent of energy density is consumed
by lighting, offering the No. 1 opportunity to save energy in existing
buildings compared to improvements in ventilation and cooling.
Dr. Mihai Dorobantu, Ph.D., director, vehicle technologies and
innovation, will speak on the panel “Autonomous Trucking: The
Practicality of Disruptive Tech in Freight Efficiency” on October 17.
Dorobantu will discuss look-ahead systems as a first step towards
autonomous vehicles, synthesizing information from sources such as
radar, traffic signals and GPS. For commercial vehicles, intelligent
vehicle automation can improve fuel economy, safety and productivity;
early tests of look-ahead technologies estimate improved fuel
efficiency of 5 percent.
Robert Austin, west regional operations manager for Eaton Energy
Solutions, will speak on the panel “Using Big Data for End-to-End
Energy Management Across Portfolios” on October 17. Austin will
discuss how automated technology can be used to analyze and diagnose
large streams of data, presenting an opportunity to reduce facility
energy and maintenance costs by 20 percent or more.
Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions
that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and
mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper
Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined
companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has
approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more
than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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