Eaton won a contract to help design and construct the essential electrical system for the University of Michigan’s new hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. The company is providing a wide range of intelligent electrical equipment and turnkey engineering services to establish a foundation of safe, resilient and sustainable power at the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion at University of Michigan Health.
Eaton is providing advanced power distribution equipment, back-up power protection solutions, turnkey project support, and training for facility operations and maintenance staff. The project includes an Eaton engineered utility substation, more than 100 factory-assembled Integrated Facility Systems switchboards to minimize valuable footprint and installation time, and Eaton Arc Quenching Switchgear that drastically reduces incident energy to preserve critical uptime and advance safety.
The new 264-bed adult inpatient facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2025 and will help alleviate growing patient demand at the organization’s primary medical facility in Ann Arbor. According to the university, the 12-story, 690,000 sq-ft facility is also on track in its pursuit to achieve the LEED Platinum certification for sustainable health care design and includes flexible energy systems ready for the future transition to renewable energy sources.