Grand Hyatt New York Receives Energy Efficiency Leader Award From Trane at Climate Week NYC 2017

Award recognizes outstanding commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability in the hospitality industry

NEW YORK, NY. September 25, 2017 – The iconic Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan was presented the Energy Efficiency Leader Award on September 19th by Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand. The award recognizes the hotel’s outstanding commitment to best practices in energy efficiency and sustainability after a retrofit resulted in reduced energy use by 1, 352, 007 kilowatt hour (kWh) and reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 950 metric tons.

Grand Hyatt New York’s completion of upgrades improved the hotel’s bottom line, while simultaneously enhancing sustainability. These upgrades demonstrate an outstanding commitment to environmental stewardship while providing long-term financial, environmental and facility benefits.

"Grand Hyatt New York has a long-standing commitment to sustainability practices and we wanted to ensure that our work on the retrofit for our hotel minimized our impact on the environment, ” said Ron McGill, director of engineering at Grand Hyatt New York. “The hospitality industry has the power to shift the way energy is used in hotel buildings and Trane played an integral part in transforming our own use.”

Each year, Ingersoll Rand and its family of brands – including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® – recognize organizations that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to implementing best practices in energy efficiency and sustainability. Trane selected Grand Hyatt New York as one of just three organizations to receive the award in 2017.

Paul Camuti, senior vice president of innovation and Chief Technology Officer at Ingersoll Rand, presented the award. Directly following the ceremony, leaders from Grand Hyatt New York, Ingersoll Rand, New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA) and WSP participated in a panel discussion tackling topics front of mind for guests at the event – sustainability best practices, implementing a commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability in New York City, as well as the hospitality industry.

“Grand Hyatt New York exemplifies the leadership in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship that we recognize annually with the Energy Efficiency Leader Award, ” Camuti said. “Grand Hyatt New York’s retrofit underscores the impact partnerships and the power of technology have in providing long term environmental, financial and facility benefits.”

For Grand Hyatt New York, the driving force behind the project was to enhance the sustainability of its operation and help improve the financial performance of the New York facility.

Trane retrofitted Grand Hyatt New York’s building automation system and installed a wide range of building energy efficiency solutions to drive efficiency and sustainability:

· Trane Ensemble™: Used as the interface to all of the system controllers and manages and monitors the hotel’s overall HVAC system.

· Trane System Controllers: Manages and monitors the operation of the individual components of the HVAC System.

· Trane Energy Manager: A cloud-based building energy management service enabling the hotel to make more cost-effective management and maintenance decisions.

· Trane Energy Optics: An energy advisory service providing the hotel with data insights to enable improved energy performance.

Grand Hyatt New York’s performance also aligns with the Hyatt corporate commitment to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission by 25 percent per square/meter worldwide by 2020.

For more information on Grand Hyatt New York, visit newyork.grand.hyatt.com.

Trane, Circle Logo, and Ensemble are trademarks of Trane in the United States and other countries. Grand Hyatt is a registered trademark of Hyatt Corporation. All trademarks referenced are the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Grand Hyatt New York

With a premier location on 42nd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, Grand Hyatt New York lies in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Attached to the legendary Grand Central Terminal, Grand Hyatt New York is just steps away from the city’s best culture and attractions, including Times Square, Broadway, art, culinary experiences, and world-class shopping. The hotel has 1, 298 guestrooms, including 43 suites. The suites range in size from 600 to more than 3, 500 square feet. The guestrooms feature the Hyatt Grand Bed and have large workspaces. The Grand Club provides added luxury offering elevator key access, complimentary breakfast, afternoon snacks, and evening hors d’oeuvres. Grand Hyatt New York is perfect for groups of any size, boasting more than 50 meeting rooms and 60, 000 square feet of meeting space, which can accommodate groups from 10 to 1, 500 people. In spring 2017, the property debuted a multi-million dollar renovation of its Conference Level, including 12, 000 square feet of meeting space and 18 breakout rooms. For additional information, visit the hotel’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and WeChat (@GrandHyattNYC).

About Grand Hyatt

Around the world, Grand Hyatt hotels unlock the extraordinary in every moment by creating experiences beyond expectation. Located at the crossroads of local culture and global business within major gateway cities and resort destinations, each Grand Hyatt hotel is uniquely designed to reflect its own distinct environment and provides a hub for travelers and locals alike. Grand Hyatt hotels exemplify the pursuit of life lived grandly offering guests superior service, first-class accommodations and an abundance of options within a multicultural backdrop of dramatic architecture and innovative design. Grand Hyatt properties boast inventive restaurants, luxury spas, fitness centers, and business and meeting facilities. Grand Hyatt hotels stand to make every moment memorable through their commitment to living grand every day. For additional information or to make a reservation, please visit grandhyatt.com. Follow @GrandHyatt on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #GoGrand.

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.trane.com

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