Chiller Upgrade Yields Cool Savings

Sept. 25, 2009

Hotel guests and meeting participants expect impeccable service and comfort from their hotel experiences. In a bid to ensure such comfort and attain greater energy efficiency, a team for the 28-story Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL, renovated the chiller plant.


Jeffrey Plutz, the property’s director of engineering and resort facilities, says the upgrade addressed several difficulties: “We had aging equipment, as well as humidity and start-up problems, and we anticipated that major things would start going wrong.”


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