Telkonet announces EcoSmart Technology
23 July 2012
, developer of the EcoSmart energy management platform incorporating patented Recovery Time technology, has announced the savings results of an EcoSmart installation at the Ramada Conference Center Lewiston/Auburn in Maine.
Telkonet provided EcoInsight and EcoWave intelligent thermostats, as well as EcoView occupancy sensors for the Thayer Corporation
to install in guestrooms. Thayer, a commercial HVAC solution provider, also installed EcoSmart energy management technology on four rooftop units, or RTUs, to control equipment runtime in the lobby, dining area, lounge and portions of the hotel's conference facilities.
Thayer completed the installation in 2011. With travelers spending only 35% of their hotel stay in the guestrooms, the Ramada avoided 71,734 hours of excessive HVAC runtime to save 144,553 kWh over just six months. With commercial electric rates in Maine at 11.64 cents/kWh according to the US Energy Information Association, the saved kWh hours add up to considerable savings for the property.
According to the EPA, the kWh saved by the Ramada with EcoSmart is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by 2,556 tree seedlings grown for 10 years, or taking 19 passenger vehicles off the road for an entire year.
For over 30 years, Thayer has been providing a range of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and refrigeration solutions.