Industrial manufacturer Eaton recently announced that has been accredited as an energy service company (ESCO) by the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO). The new accreditation recognizes Eaton's ability to meet the highest standards in managing energy-saving performance projects.

Projects led by NAESCO-accredited ESCO companies are designed to better manage energy consumption, improve facilities' energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs for periods ranging from seven to 20 years. The NAESCO accreditation follows a rigorous review by an independent selection committee.

"Customers are looking to Eaton to deliver savings from reduced energy and maintenance costs," said John White, business unit manager for Eaton's Energy Solutions Group. "This accreditation underscores Eaton's leadership and engineering expertise, which is helping to improve building and municipal energy infrastructure across the nation."

Eaton's Energy Solutions Group performs energy-focused optimization services such as energy engineering, retro-commissioning and energy-savings performance contracting for a wide range of market segments, including government, health care, education, utilities, commercial, industrial and other institutional facilities. As part of these services, Eaton's Energy Solutions team helps municipalities improve street lighting through energy-savings performance contracts.

A power-management company that provides energy-efficient solutions to help manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power, Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.