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Westin Celebrates Earth Day with $13 Million Environmental Upgrade

April 14,2011

On the heels of the installation of 6,350 new laminated double-pane windows, The Westin Peachtree Plaza is taking the next step toward going green with a $13 million environmental upgrade of the heating and cooling system.

The Westin Peachtree Plaza is replacing its 35-year-old Central Plant, including new energy efficient chillers, boilers, heating, air conditioning, and hot water pumps. The 10-month project, now in its fifth month, will have little to no impact on hotel operations. After completion not only will guests enjoy more comfortable rooms, but the hotel could also save up to 30 percent on energy costs, when added to savings from the new windows.

The Westin Peachtree Plaza’s environmental upgrades fall in line with Starwood’s commitment to conservation and sustainable operations. Starwood plans to reduce energy and water consumption at every one of its hotels. By 2020, the company anticipates a 30 percent reduction in energy use per available room in each of its 1,000 hotels.