Telkonet partners with Motel 6 for 600 locations across North America
October 1, 2012 - Telkonet has signed a master purchase agreement approving EcoSmart, an energy management platform featuring Recovery Time technology, for installation in corporate-owned Motel 6 and Studio 6 locations across Canada and the United States.
By Alyssa Dalton
“After a series of trial installations and competitive product comparisons, we arrived at the decision to use EcoSmart to significantly reduce HVAC energy consumption without affecting the guest experience,” said Renee Swoger, director of energy & capital administration, Motel 6/Studio 6.
The agreement will initiate a multi-year rollout to approximately 600 Motel 6 & Studio 6 locations throughout North America.
Telkonet will perform turnkey installations at the Motel 6 and Studio 6 properties, providing the EcoWave wireless thermostat package and necessary networking equipment as energy management upgrades are scheduled.
“EcoSmart will assist Motel 6/Studio 6 in meeting sustainability goals, in addition to making maintenance uncomplicated for our regional maintenance engineers. The components of the fully-networked EcoSmart solution at each property can be viewed from the EcoCentral management platform, allowing for remote troubleshooting and investigation,” Swoger added.
While controlling the HVAC system to help optimize operation and energy savings, the EcoWave thermostat records occupancy and HVAC usage data – providing hotel management with room occupancy patterns and percentages correlated with HVAC system efficiency and runtime hours saved, as well as HVAC unit health statistics.
“Our initial installations at the Motel 6 and Studio 6 properties signify the company’s intent to redefine the brand as sustainable and innovative while still maintaining a reputation for guest convenience,” said Jason Tienor, CEO of Telkonet. “By maximizing energy efficiency without compromising room comfort, EcoSmart provides a simple, yet advanced and proven solution.”