Ingersoll Rand joined international leaders from business, government and civil society at Climate Week 2017 in New York City this week to discuss the momentum of global climate action. During the event, we presented the Energy Efficiency Leader Award to Grand Hyatt® New York and hosted a panel discussion.
Started in 2009, Climate Week is one of the key summits in the international calendar, seeking to drive climate action forward by bringing together international leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase the unstoppable momentum of global climate action.
Panel discussion on importance of partnerships for
The panel discussion included leaders from Grand Hyatt New York, Ingersoll Rand, New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA) and WSP. The panelists discussed sustainability best practices and the importance of a commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability in New York City, as well as in the hospitality industry. The panel was moderated by Amy Poszywak, content director of Smart Energy Decisions.
For the award presentation, Paul Camuti, senior vice president of innovation and chief technology officer at Ingersoll Rand, was on hand to present the annual Energy Efficiency Leader Award to the Grand Hyatt New York, recognizing the hotel's commitment to best practices in energy efficiency and sustainability in the hospitality industry. Grand Hyatt New York was selected as one of just three organizations to receive the award in 2017.
"Grand Hyatt New York exemplifies the leadership in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship that we recognize annually with the Energy Efficiency Leader Award," said Paul. "Grand Hyatt New York's retrofit underscores the impact partnerships and the power of technology have in providing long-term environmental, financial and facility benefits."
A well-deserved award for Grand Hyatt New York
This impressive hotel was chosen for an Energy Efficiency Leader Award this year in recognition of its outstanding commitment to best practices in energy efficiency and sustainability in the wake of a recent retrofit that incorporated solutions from Trane and others. This noteworthy effort resulted in reduced energy use by 1,352,007 kilowatt hour (kWh) and reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 950 metric tons. Climate Week became a fitting time to praise this progressive Trane partner who is also one of New York City's iconic hotel properties and one of the first to support the NYC Carbon Challenge. Grand Hyatt New York's performance also aligns with the Hyatt corporate commitment to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission by 25 percent per square/meter worldwide by 2020.
For Grand Hyatt New York, the driving force behind the project was to enhance the sustainability of its operation and help improve the financial performance of the New York facility.
"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," said 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 an integral part in transforming our own use."
How Trane Helped the Grand Hyatt New York
Trane retrofitted Grand Hyatt New York's building automation system and installed a wide 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 hotel's overall HVAC system.
- 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.