Marriott's Ann Arbor Hotel at Eagle Crest, located in Ypsilanti, Michigan has begun the installation of Telkonet’s EcoSmart Suite. Prior to this energy efficiency upgrade, the property completely renovated guestrooms and other areas of the facilities and is now embarking on a comprehensive upgrade to significantly improve the energy efficiency of the property.
Telkonet's networked EcoSmart platform, which is designed to minimize the facility’s energy consumption while maximizing guest comfort, will be installed in 232 luxury rooms and suites, complementing many other green initiatives already implemented at the property. Telkonet will provide a turnkey installation of the EcoWave product package wirelessly networked to Telkonet's cloud-based EcoCentral management platform via a Zigbee infrastructure, which is expected to reduce in-room energy consumption and equipment run-time by 38%. The EcoSmart network is designed to automatically adjust the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems when rooms are unoccupied via Telkonet's patented Recovery Time technology and enhance guest comfort through integration with the existing property management system. The web-based system enables remote monitoring of room temperatures and proactive troubleshooting of HVAC equipment from any web-enabled device or computer including iPads and smartphones.
Keen Technical Solutions, a Traverse City-based company with a focus on energy conservation strategies and alternative energy integration, is the prime contractor on this project and will perform a turnkey lighting upgrade of the property. Keen has selected Telkonet to install its EcoSmart products within each guest room and suite throughout the property.
The property is owned by Long and Cox Properties, Inc. of Atlanta, GA, a group who focuses on the development and renovation of Intercontinental, Hilton, Marriott and Starwood brand hotels throughout the country.