Sheraton Toronto recognized for energy conservation

TORONTO — Toronto Hydro recognized Sheraton Centre Toronto on Aug. 8 for its ongoing proactive energy management and conservation efforts.

Left to right: Ammar Al-Taher, key account consultant, Toronto Hydro; Yousouf J.Khan, director, engineering, Sheraton Centre Toronto; David Connor, area managing director, Starwood Hotels and GM, Sheraton Centre Toronto; Jennifer Grado, CDM Commercial lead.

Left to right: Ammar Al-Taher, key account consultant, Toronto Hydro; Yousouf J.Khan, director, engineering, Sheraton Centre Toronto; David Connor, area managing director, Starwood Hotels and GM, Sheraton Centre Toronto; Jennifer Grado, CDM Commercial lead.

TORONTO — Toronto Hydro recognized Sheraton Centre Toronto on Aug. 8 for its ongoing proactive energy management and conservation efforts, bestowing on the hotel a new designation, Customer for Conversation.  

Earning the property the recognition were measures such as implementing variable frequency drives on its coldwater booster pumps and upgrading lighting with high-efficiency bulbs and devices. Late last year, the hotel completed a $13 million project that replaced all the windows and caulking in the 43-storey Queen Tower and 11-storey Richmond Tower hotel.  

With encouragement by Toronto Hydro, the hotel team’s conservation efforts resulted in annual electricity savings of 725,149 kWh, based on saveONenergy program verifications (and is the equivalent of saving approximately 2,287 trees). 

Additionally, the Sheraton Centre Toronto received a cheque from Toronto Hydro in the amount of $160,590.90, based on incentives offered by saveONenergy for the implementation of proactive energy management and conversation projects.