The scope of this initiative includes energy engineering, audits and implementation of energy conservation opportunities including lighting retrofits, lighting controls, minor heating, ventilating and air conditioning improvements, and compressed air systems improvements. These and other systems will help increase energy efficiency and reduce costs, the company claimed.

This contract is one of several recent agreements that Eaton has reached with government organizations, including $8m in electrical products and services for the San Antonio Military Medical Center on the Fort Sam Houston Army base in Texas and supplying hybrid electric power systems for 35 shuttle buses purchased by the US General Services Administration for use on US military bases.

Eaton’s electrical business is engaged in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services.

Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer, Moeller, Powerware, Holec, MEM, Santak, and MGE Office Protection Systems provide customer-driven PowerChain Management systems to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, and OEM markets worldwide.

Jerry Whitaker, president of electrical sector at Eaton, Americas Region, said: ”As a global leader in power management, Eaton is well positioned to help large and complex organizations like the USPS become more energy efficient.

”The USPS has a long-term commitment to sustainability, and we are pleased to offer innovative solutions and services to help minimize the environmental impact of their operations.”