Telkonet provides energy management technology to Marriott hotels worldwide
February 28, 2013 - Marriott International, with over 3,700 properties in 74 countries, has selected Telkonet to provide occupancy-based energy management technology throughout all of its hospitality brands worldwide.
By Alyssa Dalton
As well as being designated as an approved vendor in the January 2013 editions of all Marriott Full Service Hotel Design Standards, Telkonet’s EcoSmart energy management solutions will also be included in the Select Service Brands editions later this year for Courtyard, Fairfield, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and TownPlace properties.
“Currently, only about one-fifth of Marriott hotels have an energy management system, a situation that we are aggressively seeking to improve with partners such as Telkonet,” said Terry C. Smith, VP of engineering at Marriott International, who noted reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020 as one of the company’s global sustainability goals. “We believe that Telkonet is poised to help us meet and exceed these energy reduction initiatives at any Marriott property.”
“This selection opens the door to a number of revenue opportunities for Telkonet, and easily provides Marriott properties with the tools required to pursue operational efficiency utilizing EcoSmart technology,” said Gerrit Reinders, Telkonet’s executive VP of sales and marketing. “The Marriott brand consists of over 640,000 rooms and to empower these property owners with the ability to wirelessly monitor and control heating, cooling and lighting usage on a room-by-room basis is what distinguishes Telkonet’s capabilities from other industry participants.”
“Based on previous similar installations, we’ve proven that real-time energy cost reductions of 30%-40% are attainable in these environments, a significant harvesting of savings from a building’s energy expenses,” continued Reinders.
All EcoSmart systems feature Recovery Time technology, which claims to maximize energy efficiency and savings without sacrificing occupant comfort. When a room is occupied, the temperature selected by the occupant is maintained by the EcoSmart system; whenever the room is unoccupied, the system adjusts the room temperature using Recovery Time.