Case Study

Metropolitan at the 9
Downtown Clevaland (OH)

Customer Challenges

  • Clearly capture data and reporting capability to simplify management
  • Improve operational efficiencies
  • Incorporate existing office spaces, a landmark structure and new construction into a mixed use facility

The Perfect Balance of Comfort and Energy Efficiency.

EcoSmart Energy Savings
The building where Metropolitan at the 9 now stands was originally constructed in 1906 as a bank. In a project referred to simply as The 9, it was completely renovated in 2014. The 9 has been converted into an upscale downtown space offering hotel, apartment and condominium living. As part of their renovation, Metropolitan at the 9 chose the EcoSmart platform as their energy management solution. In total, EcoSmart controls energy consumption in 376 individual living spaces.  EcoSmart is expected to save approximately $30,000 annually in energy costs, or 20% of their estimated energy bills compared with no energy management solution. And with EcoSmart’s proprietary Recovery Time technology, Metropolitan at the 9 is able to achieve energy savings without compromising resident comfort.

EcoSmart: A Guest-Centric Solution

Improved Operational Efficiency
The building engineers utilize EcoCentral extensively and appreciate the improved operational efficiencies it affords them. They stated, “we can see where [engineers] need to go from our office to solve a problem or an issue before we leave the office”. They continued, “This keeps them from wasting time…this system helps us every day.”

Telkonet’s EcoSmart energy management system features the EcoInsight
networked intelligent thermostat and is projected to reduce equipment runtime by 32% and overall energy use by 20%.The two systems were designed with interoperability in mind as the EcoSmart suite of equipment operates using ZigBee wireless mesh on radio channels outside of the typical Wi-Fi frequencies.
Telkonet’s EcoCentral web platform will provides ownership with alerting and reporting functionality to ensure the system and property are in optimal condition. Lead Engineer Matt First is very happy with the product and the service. Says First, “The EcoCare support staff is knowledgeable and able to keep [our engineers] going at all times”