Telkonet, Inc. developer of the revolutionary EcoSmart energy management
platform incorporating patented Recovery Time™ technology, announced today that
the new development project, Hyatt Place Los Angeles Int Airport/El Segundo of
El Segundo, CA, will be installed with a fully networked EcoSmart energy
In partnership with Spartanburg, South Carolina-based hospitality management
firm and developer OTO Development, the 143-room Hyatt Place opening in Q4 2012,
will feature EcoInsight intelligent thermostats to reduce HVAC equipment
runtime, conserving energy use when guestrooms are unoccupied. EcoSmart
traditionally provides energy savings of 20% to 40% and will enable even greater
energy savings when integrated with the hotel's Property Management System/PMS.
George Rutledge, VP, Purchasing & Technology at OTO Development, was
quick to recognize the value of a networked energy management solution. "We
considered a stand-alone energy management system," Rutledge said. "But the
benefits associated with a networked solution compelled us to reconsider. We
realized that centralized management of the energy management system allows
staff to be more efficient in managing and operating the property. The Hyatt
Place El Segundo will be able to track HVAC efficiency, monitor energy savings,
and make changes to thermostat settings from any web-connected device."
Rutledge added, "As a networked solution, EcoSmart has the ability to
proactively self-monitor. If an in-room HVAC unit begins to run excessively,
the web-interface EcoCentral, can alert appropriate personnel to address the
issue before guest comfort is impacted."
"Telkonet is excited about the opportunity to collaborate with OTO as they
have a proven track record in developing properties that are highly successful
and operationally efficient," says Gerrit Reinders, Telkonet's Executive VP of
Global Sales and Marketing. "We believe our networked EcoSmart solution will
bring a new level of real-time energy management capabilities to OTO so HVAC
issues can be addressed in a precise manner and guest comfort assured."
Reinders further stated, "Our goal is to give clients an easily managed,
web-based energy management platform that provides transparent energy savings
with the ability to market to and engage eco-friendly guests, inviting further
energy savings at the property level."