BURLINGTON, ON, March 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Anaergia Inc. (www.anaergia.com) today announced that the 1,750kW cogeneration plant for the 1,981-room
Hilton New York in midtown Manhattan is now online. The energy
efficient cogeneration system provided by Anaergia represents a bold
investment taken by New York City's largest hotel to reduce its carbon
footprint, conserve energy and reduce the urban heat island effect.
The seven engine generators installed on the green roof overlooking West
53rd Street generates 1,750kW of clean electricity and 2,700kW heat for
building operations. This satisfies over 50% of the electricity demand
and 35% of the steam demand for the nearly 2,000 guest rooms. The
electricity and steam heating from the system is expected to reduce the
carbon footprint of Hilton New York by more than 30% or 10,000 metric
tons annually. This greenhouse gas reduction is equivalent to removing
thousands of cars off the streets of New York City. The system is also
expected to reduce operating expenses of the building by nearly half a
million dollars each year over the 20-year life of the contract.
Anaergia designed, built, owns and now operates the clean energy
system. Anaergia's distributed energy system meets criteria for the
U.S. Department of Energy's ITC program that aims to promote electrical
efficiency and conservation of resources through combined heat and
power systems (CHP). Similarly, the project also qualified for the New
York State Energy and Development Authority (NYSERDA) program that aims
to support the energy, economic, and environmental well-being of New
"Hilton New York is dedicated to growing our sustainability initiatives
and leading the hospitality industry in reducing waste and conserving
energy," stated Mark Lauer, general manager, Hilton New York. "The
cogeneration facility strengthens our position as a global leader for
environmental sustainability while allowing us to focus on our core
business of providing exceptional guest experiences to travelers."
"Hilton New York's green roof and cogeneration project is a premier
example of how energy self-sufficiency and carbon footprint reductions
can be achieved through the onsite generation of cost effective
electricity under a power purchase agreement," said Steve Watzeck, CEO
of Anaergia Inc. "CHP is a proven, effective, and underutilized
near-term energy solution to help the United States enhance energy
efficiency, improve environmental quality, promote economic growth, and
maintain a robust energy infrastructure".
About Anaergia Inc.
Anaergia Inc. is a global leader in offering sustainable solutions for
the generation of renewable energy and the conversion of waste to
resources. Through its subsidiaries, Anaergia is trusted at more than
1,600 operational renewable energy projects globally. Anaergia
operates out of 16 offices globally across North America, Europe and
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SOURCE: Anaergia Inc.
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