Emerson Network Power Opens World-Class, LEED-Certified Learning Center
Columbus, Ohio [October 13, 2009] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today celebrated the opening of the world-class Learning Center, located at 530 Westar Boulevard in Westerville, Ohio.
The nearly 70,000 square-foot building, located on five acres, is a learning center for Emerson Network Power employees, customers and partners. The facility will provide hands-on data center infrastructure support training for more than 1,000 students per year.
"This new building will be used to educate our field technicians, customers and partners world-wide on the latest technical innovations, operations and maintenance techniques for our industry-leading, mission-critical Liebert power and cooling equipment," said Frank Bibens, president of Emerson Network Power’s Liebert services business. "This is an ideal learning environment where knowledge sharing, innovation and technology advancement are embraced."
A main feature of the facility is an 11,000 square foot equipment lab, which houses Emerson Network Power equipment. Through design innovation, the equipment lab runs at a 75 percent reduction in power consumption, which is achievable because the Learning Center is a teaching facility that is not supporting critical systems. Besides the equipment lab and classrooms, the building includes the Customer Resolution Center a state-of-the-art call center which enables the Liebert services business to support those customers who require the highest level of service response for their critical systems. This group is designed to provide the ultimate in service support, critical facility information and customer solutions. Training is also conducted in a battery specific lab and an external equipment yard supports the building infrastructure.
The building, which has a number of environmentally-friendly construction and design elements, is expected to achieve Gold level Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification, the second highest designation. LEED certification, granted by the U.S. Green Building Council, comes in varying levels based on efficiency as well as cutting-edge and documentable innovation in architectural design and efficient technology infrastructure. A number of environmentally-friendly design elements have been implemented including:
- Bike racks and shower facilities to encourage associates to bike to work
- Twenty-two parking spaces available for hybrid or carpool vehicles/motorcycles
- White roof materials that reflect the sun to help reduce the amount of energy needed to cool the building
- Low-flow water fixtures that will achieve 37.5 percent annual water savings
- Rainwater captures that will supply 100 percent of water for landscape irrigation
- East/West building layout that increases the amount of sunlight that can be utilized by building occupants
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services here
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion and Emerson is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit the website