FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Delta Products Corporation held the groundbreaking ceremony today for its new Americas headquarters. The buildings on the Delta campus are designed to meet LEED platinum certification and have the goal to become net zero energy buildings, a first for the city of Fremont. Delta, a leading provider of energy efficient and renewable energy solutions and products will use its own solar panels, inverters, wind turbines, LED lighting, electric vehicle chargers, displays, motor drives and other products in the construction of the buildings. Other notable green features include: a water retention pond, native low water consumption plants, a ground source heat pump and a three story atrium light well providing additional natural light to the interior of the space and acting as a thermal stack ventilation tower. Attending the groundbreaking were notable city and state dignitaries, Delta’s Founder and Honorary Chairman Bruce Cheng, and Delta Americas President M.S. Huang.
Delta’s Founder and Honorary Chairman Bruce Cheng said: “Buildings are responsible for between 1/4 to 1/3 of the world’s total energy usage, as well as a large proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. The construction of green buildings is a big step in saving our valuable energy resources and reducing emissions. Delta makes every effort to save energy and help protect the environment through the use of green buildings. We have green factories, offices, and R&D centers throughout the world. The Delta Foundation has sponsored several green schools and university buildings as well. In 2011 Delta’s high efficiency energy saving products and services reduced a total of 3,300 million KWH in electricity consumption for its customers, and an estimated 2.02 million tons in carbon emissions. This is equivalent to saving the carbon footprint of a small country for one year. Delta’s brand spirit is: “Smarter. Greener. Together.” We promise to develop products and solutions that inspire people to change their lifestyles in a cooperative effort to protect our environment.”
Delta Products Corporation’s President M.S. Huang said: “At Delta we are always defining new ways to improve the energy efficiency of our products through advanced research and product development. Our employees embrace our founder Bruce Cheng’s vision and company mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow”. Our new Americas headquarters is an example of our commitment to our mission statement, to the community we work in, and to the legacy we leave for future generations. The Americas headquarters will be Delta’s 14th green building worldwide. We take great pride in our company’s growth, our Americas team, and our innovative energy efficient products.” Delta realized many benefits after building its first green building in Taiwan’s Tainan Science Park in 2006. To date Delta has constructed 13 green buildings around the world. The company offers energy solutions to the challenges of global climate change.
FAST FACTS: The Green Features of Delta Americas New Headquarters
- Ground source heat pump: Noteworthy among the green features for the indoor air conditioning systems will be a ground source heat pump. This system uses a loop field of pipes underground that transfers heat to or from the ground to boost efficiency and reduce the operational costs of heating and cooling systems. The system takes advantage of the fact that in the wintertime the temperature underground is higher than the temperature indoors. In the summertime, the temperature underground is lower than the temperature indoors. It is not only energy-saving, but the water it uses is also 100% recyclable.
- Solar Energy System: A large canopy above the lobby is integrated with BIPV panels consisting of thin film solar cells and photovoltaic inverters of 98% efficiency that Delta developed and produced. Underneath the panels are triangular-shaped high light trapping-based back reflectors that increase the efficiency of the panels while providing shading for the lobby and green roof below.
- Natural ventilation: The curtain wall features operable windows to provide 100% fresh air natural ventilation and enhanced thermal comfort. A central atrium along with two corner towers in the offices will act as thermal stack ventilation towers using convection to allow hot air to evacuate through louvers at the skylight.
- Natural Daylighting: The curtain wall features abundant glazing to take advantage of the mostly sunny local weather and reduce the need for artificial lighting. A three-story atrium in the center of the office space brings daylight further into the space.
- Active chilled beam: The radiant floor and ceiling system is supplemented by displacement ventilation via ceiling diffusers and active chilled beams in the enclosed conference rooms or offices. Active chilled beams are heat exchangers suspended a short distance from the ceiling and supplied by pipes of conditioned water that create convection to heat or cool the space.
- Wind turbine: The wind power system features turbines designed and manufactured by Delta that incorporates bird-friendly technology.
- LED lighting: The project will utilize Delta’s energy saving LED lighting solutions in the building and around the site.
- Sun Shading: The building is aligned with true north and each façade is designed to react to its orientation to minimize solar heat gain. The south elevation features horizontal brise-soleil, while the east and west elevations have deep recessed windows.
- High Performance Building Envelope: The building exterior is designed with performance in mind. It features R-30 insulation in the walls, R-45 insulation in the roof, and spectrally selective glazing.
- Landscaped Open Space: The project will preserve at least 50% of the site as open space with native landscaping plants that will help support wildlife.
- Ecological Retention Pond: The landscape design will feature a bio-retention pond with native low-water consumption planting. Other landscape water features will also improve the micro-climate around the building.
- Permeable Grass Pavers: These aesthetically attractive pavers allow the water to return to the ground to reduce the heat island effect.
- Green Roof: A green roof on top of the lobby is not only a pleasant amenity for the building users, but also further reduces the heat island effect.
About Delta Group
Delta Group, founded in 1971, is the global leader in power and thermal management solutions. Our mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses our role in addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider, Delta's businesses encompass power electronics, energy management, and smart green life. Delta has sales offices worldwide and manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, China, USA, Europe, Thailand, Japan, India, Mexico, and Brazil.
In 2011 Delta was named to two Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI): the DJSI World Index and the DJSI Asia/Pacific Index. Delta was also recognized as a Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) “Gold Class Company” and “Sector Mover” in the 2012 Sustainability Yearbook of SAM.
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