Hilton DoubleTree Hotel Installs 100kW CHP
American DG Energy owns and operates the 100kW system, which produces electricity, space heat and hot water.
According to the $2 million contract, the 247-room hotel pays a discounted rate on its energy used â€” DoubleTree doesnâ€™t pay any capital, installation or operating costs â€” over the 15-year term.
In April, Hilton Hotel, DoubleTreeâ€™s parent company, installed a green roof and a 1.75MW CHP system at the Hilton New York – Manhattanâ€™s largest hotel. That cogeneration system is expected to provide 50 percent of the hotelâ€™s electrical power and more than 40 percent of its steam consumption for heating and hot water requirements. It consists of seven natural gas-fired, 250 kW energy modules manufactured by California-based SDP Energy.
The same month, the hotel chain announced its Doubletree Dunblane Hydro hotel in Scotland would install a CHP system under an agreement with EuroSite Power.
Hilton is one of 12 international hotel companies trying to create a single methodology for calculating carbon footprints and emissions.
Last year another of the 12 hotel chains, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, restored its Savoy hotel, adding several environmental features include a CHP plant.
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