Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan to implement Telkonet’s EcoSmart energy management platform
November 9, 2011 - New York City's Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan said it is "anxious" to install Telkonet’s cloud-based EcoSmart platform before the busy holiday rush after receiving “very positive feedback” during a recent testing period−making it the latest hospitality facility to implement the system.
By Alyssa Dalton
“We installed a number of test rooms and Telkonet performed exceptionally well throughout the process,” noted Stephen D. Pletcher, asset manager for the hotel owner, City Investment Group. “We look forward to harvesting the expected cost reductions and delighting our guests with comfortable and efficient rooms.”
According to Pletcher, other reasons for selecting the platform include: easy to understand controls; the system’s ability to monitor itself; and allowing hotel managers to respond to guest comfort issues from a remote location without having to visit the room.
Telkonet explained the energy management system reduces overall electricity and steam consumption by approximately 25% in unoccupied rooms. The reduction of equipment run-times will also extend the useful life of the mechanical systems and cut associated maintenance costs, it said.
CEO of Telkonet, Jason Tienor, described the system as providing “extensive” benefits: “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.”
“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,” said Tienor.
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 guest room, it explained.