The company hosted a panel discussion with leaders from Grand Hyatt New York, Ingersoll Rand, New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA) and WSP during Climate Week NYC. The panelists discussed sustainability best practices, implementing a commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability in New York City, as well as the hospitality industry. The panel was moderated by Amy Poszywak, content director of Smart Energy Decisions.
In addition to this discussion, Paul Camuti, senior vice president of innovation and chief technology officer at Ingersoll Rand, presented the annual Energy Efficiency Leader Award to the Grand Hyatt New York, recognizing its commitment to best practices in energy efficiency and sustainability in the hospitality industry. Grand Hyatt New York was selected as one of three organizations to receive the award.
“Grand Hyatt New York exemplifies the leadership in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship that we recognize annually with the Energy Efficiency Leader Award,” Camuti says. “The retrofit at Grand Hyatt New York underscores the impact partnerships and the power of technology have in providing long term environmental, financial and facility benefits.”
Grand Hyatt New York was honored for its completion of a retrofit that resulted in reduced energy use by 1,352,007 kilowatt hour (kWh) and reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 950 metric tons. These upgrades demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship while providing long-term financial, environmental and facility benefits.
“Grand Hyatt New York has a long-standing commitment to sustainability practices and we wanted to ensure that our work on the retrofit for our hotel minimized our impact on the environment,” says Ron McGill, director of engineering at Grand Hyatt New York. “The hospitality industry has the power to shift the way energy is used in hotel buildings and Trane played a part in transforming our own use.”
Trane retrofitted Grand Hyatt New York’s building automation system and installed a range of building energy efficiency solutions to drive efficiency and sustainability.
- Trane Ensemble: Used as the interface to all of the system controllers and manages and monitors the overall HVAC system at the hotel.
- Trane System Controllers: Manages and monitors the operation of the individual components of the HVAC System.
- Trane Energy Manager: A cloud-based building energy management service enabling the hotel to make more cost-effective management and maintenance decisions.
- Trane Energy Optics: An energy advisory service providing the hotel with data insights to enable improved energy performance.
The performance of Grand Hyatt New York also aligns with the Hyatt corporate commitment to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission by 25 percent per square/meter worldwide by 2020.
Each year, Ingersoll Rand and its family of brands, including Club Car, Ingersoll Rand, Thermo King and Trane, recognize organizations that demonstrate a commitment to implementing best practices in energy efficiency and sustainability.