MILWAUKEE — Telkonet Inc., developer of the EcoSmart energy management platform, announced that a new development project, Hyatt Place Los Angeles International Airport/El Segundo of El Segundo, Calif., will be installed with a fully networked EcoSmart energy management system.

In partnership with Spartanburg, S.C.-based hospitality management firm and developer OTO Development, the 143-room Hyatt Place, set to open in the fourth quarter of 2012, will feature EcoInsight intelligent thermostats to reduce HVAC equipment runtime, conserving energy use when guestrooms are unoccupied. According to the company, EcoSmart provides energy savings of 20 to 40 percent and will enable even greater energy savings when integrated with the hotel’s property management system.

George Rutledge, vice president, Purchasing & Technology at OTO Development, recognized 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,” said Gerrit Reinders, Telkonet's executive vice president 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 noted, “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.”

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Publication date: 11/19/2012