April 5, 2013 - Telkonet’s EcoSmart energy management will be provided to hospitality customers through Efficiency Made Easy—a program through Constellation which bundles a multi-year electricity agreement with energy conservation measures.
By Alyssa Dalton
Gerrit Reinders, Telkonet’s executive VP of sales and marketing, believes the program makes the process of investing in energy efficiency very straightforward.
“Our clients want energy efficiency solutions,” said Reinders, “but may not have the capital required to pay for upgrades up-front, particularly in the hospitality market. With the Efficiency Made Easy program, Constellation offers us the opportunity to fund upgrades as an operating expense. By allowing hotels to reduce energy usage without committing up-front capital to a large retrofit project, Constellation opens the door to completing efficiency projects for a significant number of customers.”
The program allows facilities with EcoSmart energy management to participate in load shed events for financial gain, without compromising room comfort, he continued.
Telkonet will provide turnkey energy efficiency solutions which include a fully networked EcoSmart energy management system to control HVAC units, lights and plug loads. To maximize impact, EcoSmart will enable participation in demand response events through its cloud-based EcoCentral dashboard.
“We always look for new and innovative energy solutions for our customers. Through Efficiency Made Easy, customers can implement technology such as Telkonet’s EcoSmart to better manage energy use – without a large up-front capital investment,” said Greg Fox, manager, sales – Efficiency Made Easy for Constellation.
To date, Telkonet has completed projects at six hotels with Constellation, comprising 1,073 rooms, including three Hilton hotels.