Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Bethesda, MD

Hyatt Regency Bethesda, exterior


GBA performed an energy analysis, delivered a 10-year capital plan, and provided design engineering services to implement projects at the 360,840-square-foot hotel.

Energy Analysis, Engineering Design

GBA identified $4.8 million in energy-saving capital projects for a 20-year-old property. These represented $537,000 in annual savings, with a capital cost of $2 million and resulting payback of slightly above 3.7 years.

The energy projects led to $750,000 in avoided capital expenditures. Projected savings exceeded a third of the hotel’s total energy bill.

Subsequent phased projects designed by GBA according to the study recommendations included:

  • Conversion of system water to variable pumping.
  • Replacement of steam boilers
  • Adding variable-speed drives to multiple air-handling units.
  • Energy management system upgrade.
  • Reheat or VAV boxes for five meeting rooms.
  • Adding fan coils for supplemental cooling.
  • Replacing heat pumps and adding control valves.
  • Supplemental cooling for electrical closets.

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