The Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel plans to implement an energy reduction plan that is projected to save the hotel hundreds of thousands per year in energy costs. This is the first building in Atlantic City, Atlantic County and the Starwoods Chain to take advantage of the New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s Pay for Performance Program.
Upon completion of specific energy reduction benchmarks, the hotel will earn monetary incentives through the Pay for Performance Program for helping to reduce the building’s impact on the environment.
The convention center expects the energy-saving measures to be the equivalent to 2,610 trees planted or 148 cars removed from daily use on Atlantic City’s roads. The initiative is scheduled to be complete in early 2010.
Tozour Energy Systems Inc., a HVAC and building automation provider, has been selected to work with the hotel to identify energy-saving opportunities during an in-depth energy audit.
This will include both capital expenditures such as new energy-efficient HVAC equipment, and non-capital changes such as eliminating unnecessary lighting or changing system start times.