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Delta Americas Opens LEED Platinum, Net Zero Headquarters


FREMONT, Calif. — Delta recently opened its new Americas headquarters in the City of Fremont, designed to meet LEED Platinum and net zero standards. This new state-of-the-art, 180,000 square foot facility stands as a testament to Delta's commitment to the Americas market.

It incorporates many of Delta's own leading technologies to achieve an elite level of sustainability. Through Delta's Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power system, more than 1,000 MWh of electricity is expected to be generated per year.

Additionally, the new Delta Americas Headquarters boasts a geothermal heating and cooling system that reduces HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) energy consumption by 60 percent compared to traditional systems.

"Every new Delta building is a green building. We maintain an internal directive to only abide by the latest green standards, and with the new Fremont headquarters, our goal is to be net zero," said M.S. Huang, president Delta Americas. "We've incorporated our most innovative products to ensure that the Delta Americas Headquarters becomes a model of green building and also a showcase for Delta's solutions."

The geothermal heating and cooling system significantly reduces the building's energy requirements, allowing it to rely on renewable energy produced onsite. To meet net zero criteria, the building is powered by a 616kW solar system utilizing Delta's own solar inverters that have an energy conversion efficiency of up to 98.5 percent and is expected to generate over 1,000 MWh of electricity per year.

The facility's geothermal heating and cooling system uses a ground source heat pump connected to a loop field of pipes located up to 30 feet underground. The pipes cover an area greater than 5 football playing fields. Heat is transferred to or from the ground to boost efficiency and achieve the 60 percent reduction in energy consumption compared to traditional HVAC systems.

For additional information, visit www.delta-americas.com.