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Sheraton Springfield understands its atrium-style can energize guests.

fitness center,” Marcelina remembers. The remodeling was
begun in 2011 and completed last summer.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVED
Much of the remodeling was behind-the-scenes in areas guests
would not normally see, such as boilers, climate control upgrades, wireless Internet connectivity, carpeting, wallpaper,
guest furniture, LED lighting and kitchen equipment. An automated climate control system is integrated with the front office’s property management system.
“When a room is checked in, the system becomes active,”
Marcelina explains. “There’s a motion detector in the room, so if
you leave the guest room, the HVAC unit – whether heat or air
conditioning – will fall back to a predetermined set point. Then
when a room becomes active again by seeing motion sensing, it
will go back to the original set point. We are seeing total energy
savings in heat, lighting and gas. All utilities are down about 2
percent year over year, which is pretty significant considering
we are an atrium-style hotel.”
The atrium creates a chimney effect that draws outside air in
when the doors are open, complicating energy efficiency. It allows noise such as closing doors or guests talking in hallways to

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