New eco-friendly Energy Management System decreases costs and increases comfort in hotel’s 1,641 roomsAtlanta, GA – August 10, 2011
− Onity’s SensorStat™ DDC Thermostat is part of an innovative Energy Management System installed at The Peabody Orlando hotel that will cut energy consumption, provide real-time temperature, occupancy and activity status and reduce operational costs. Onity, one of the world’s leading providers of electronic locking solutions, is a business of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
“The hotel industry is proactively embracing energy efficiency programs that generate tangible savings and reduce overall carbon footprint,” said Laird Hamberlin, Onity President. “Onity is committed to developing green solutions that decrease hotel energy costs, without compromising the comfort of their guests. We want to enable companies to operate as sustainable responsible businesses,” he concluded.
The SensorStat DDC Thermostats are combined with online energy management software from Control Green, which provides the hotel’s managers with a real-time snapshot of the entire property showing temperature and humidity, the opening and closing of doors, occupancy status, HVAC activity and estimated cost savings per room.
The Peabody Orlando reports solid energy cost savings since the initial installation in January 2011 and is looking forward to seeing incremental savings in the years to come. “The Peabody Orlando has a long-standing tradition of practicing sustainable building operations,” stated Michael Jueds, Director of Engineering, The Peabody Orlando. “We are particularly excited about Onity’s solution as it underscores our commitment to stabilizing energy costs while contributing to the preservation of the environment.”
Custom Energy Solutions, Inc (CESI) installed the Energy Management System solution with their team of highly trained and professional installation technicians. CESI also provides training for all hotel staff.About Onity
Onity provides facility management solutions such as electronic locks, in-room safes, energy-management systems and mini-bars to the hospitality, corporate, education, government and marine industries. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, Onity has manufacturing and assembly operations in Mexico, China, Spain and the U.S., as well as a presence in more than 115 countries around the globe. For information about Onity’s electronic security solutions please visit www.onity.com
.About UTC Fire & Security
UTC Fire & Security provides fire safety and security solutions to more than 1 million customers worldwide on an annual basis. Headquartered in Connecticut, U.S., UTC Fire & Security is a business of United Technologies Corp., which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. More information can be found on www.utcfireandsecurity.com
.About Control Green
Founded in 2009, Control Green provides instantaneous, real-time web based Energy Management for the global lodging industry. The company's products and services deliver cloud computing or software as service solutions which uniquely addresses the regional and corporate level desire for monitoring and verifying energy consumption in guest rooms. In view of today’s increasingly restrictive Smart Grid requirements, Control Green provides the demand-side solutions necessary for the lodging industry customer to respond to these ever more complex energy industry issues. For more information on the company, please visit www.controlgreen.com
.About The Peabody Orlando
The Peabody Orlando, opened in November 1986, is a staple in the Orlando-area convention and tourism industry and famous for its Peabody Ducks. The hotel has received the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rating for 22 consecutive years. Located directly across from and adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center and in the heart of the International Drive entertainment district, The Peabody Orlando currently offers 1,641 ultra-luxurious guestrooms, 300,000 total square feet of state-of-the-art, flexible function space, a 22,000-square-foot, full-service spa, salon and fitness center and ten delectable dining and entertainment options. Peabody Hotels, comprising The Peabody Orlando, The Peabody Memphis and The Peabody Little Rock (all Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rated hotels) is a division within the portfolio Peabody Hotel Group of Memphis, Tennessee. To learn more, please visit www.PeabodyOrlando.com
or www.PeabodyMeetings.com, connect on Facebook or follow on Twitter.About Custom Energy Solutions
CESI is unique in that it has a distribution and support relationship with both Control Green and Onity making it a leader in supplying and installing its products for the hospitality, education and government markets. CESI has installed more than 200,000 rooms with EMS systems through North America. For more information on the company, please visit www.customems.com
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