On August 8th, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel received Toronto Hydro’s new Customer for Conservation designation for its on-going proactive energy management and conservation efforts.
(l-r) Yousouf J. Khan, FMA, director, Engineering, Sheraton Centre Toronto; David Connor, area managing director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and GM Sheraton Centre Toronto; Jennifer Grado, P. Eng. CDM Commercial Lead; and Ammar Al-Taher, BSe ME, MBA, CEM, CMVP, Key Account Consultant, Toronto Hydro Electric System Limited.
The 1,377-room property implemented variable frequency drives on its cold water booster pumps and upgraded lighting with high efficiency bulbs and devices. Late last year, it completed a $13 million project that replaced all the windows and caulking in the 43-storey Queen Tower and 11-storey Richmond Tower.
These conservation efforts by the hotel team, with the encouragement of Toronto Hydro, resulted in a total of 725,149 kWh of annual electricity savings based on saveONenergy program verifications. This is equivalent to saving approximately 2,287 trees.
Additionally, the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel received a cheque from Toronto Hydro in the amount of $160,590.90. This amount was based on incentives offered by saveONenergy for implementation of proactive energy management and conservation projects.