MILWAUKEE, WIS.—Telkonet, Inc., developer of the EcoSmart energy management platform incorporating patented Recovery Time technology, announced that New York City’s Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan has become the latest hospitality leader to select Telkonet’s cloud-based EcoSmart energy management platform. This 770-room, full service hotel located on Broadway in Times Square is one of New York’s leading and most successful hotels.
The Crowne Plaza Times Square selected PAC Consultants to deploy Telkonet’s EcoSmart System throughout the property to optimize guest comfort while reducing energy consumption and operating costs.
“We installed a number of test rooms and Telkonet performed exceptionally well throughout the process,” said Stephen D. Pletcher, asset manager for the hotel owner, City Investment Group, LLC. “We received very positive feedback about the Telkonet technology from the guests who stayed in the test rooms and we’re anxious to get the system installed before the holiday season. We look forward to harvesting the expected cost reductions and delighting our guests with comfortable and efficient rooms.”
Significant Savings Expected
The energy management system is expected to reduce overall electricity and steam consumption by approximately 25 percent in unoccupied rooms. The reduction of equipment run-times will also extend the useful life of the mechanical systems and cut associated maintenance costs.
Telkonet will provide a fully-networked EcoSmart energy management system, replacing the hotel’s existing thermostats with ZigBee-enabled EcoInsight thermostats to develop a facility-wide wireless network capable of remotely monitoring and controlling the HVAC system in each guestroom. Employing Telkonet’s Recovery Time technology will ensure guest comfort and maximize energy savings, particularly in unoccupied guestrooms. The entire network will be protected by Telkonet’s EcoCare service to ensure optimal operation and provide proactive maintenance services.
“The decision to select Telkonet for our energy management system was very deliberate and included exhaustive reference checks,” Pletcher said. “Our Times Square Crowne Plaza hosts guests from all over the world. We wanted the functionality of the system we selected to be similar to what many of our guests are likely to have in their own homes—legible displays, easy to understand controls, simple and clean functionality—all in addition to the substantial financial returns we expect from the Telkonet system. The ability of the system to monitor itself, assist our hotel manager in responding to guest comfort issues from a remote location without the necessity of visiting the rooms, and being able to see the savings we are accruing on a room-by-room basis are all substantial reasons for our selection of Telkonet.”
“The Telkonet EcoSmart platform provides extensive benefits,” said Jason Tienor, CEO, Telkonet. “Where before most hospitality property managers had no ability to monitor, control and commission the building controls and mechanical systems on an ongoing basis, with EcoSmart, it’s now easy to demonstrate savings, validated by powerful data and measurement and verification reports. Our clients have been positive about the properties in which they’ve installed EcoSmart and we’re consistently pleased with savings that exceed our original projections.”
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