Hyatt Regency Atlanta Earns City Of Atlanta Enviornmental Excellence Award

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Landmark hotel’s sustainability practices and recent green transformation recognized with Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge 2012 Excellence Award.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta's leading meetings hotel and business and leisure travel destination, has been awarded the first ever Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Excellence Award for its leading-edge environmental practices and newly implemented sustainability technology.

Maria Vargas, Director of the Better Buildings Challenge at the U.S. Department of Energy, presented the award on Wednesday, November 7 to Hyatt Regency Atlanta General Manager Joe Hindsley and Senior Director of Engineering Randy Childers as part of Central Atlanta Progress’ Tenth Annual Downtown Development Day. The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge and Excellence Award recognizes exceptional reductions in energy and water consumption resulting from implementing new processes and systems in existing buildings.

In 2011, the eco-friendly hotel completed a historic $65 million transformation, including significant current and future improvements such as new chillers and boilers, low-flow toilets and urinals, occupancy-based thermostats and efficient lighting installations. These improvements and other practices have reduced energy and water consumption at the hotel by 35 percent and will reduce future water use by more than 8 million gallons each year.

""We are honored to have been recognized for our ongoing sustainability improvements and environmental best practices,"" said Hyatt Regency Atlanta General Manager Joe Hindsley. ""At Hyatt, we have been industry leaders in implementing smart technology and innovative systems that make our business more efficient, while significantly reducing our water and energy consumption and our impact on the environment.""

The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge supports the U.S. Department of Energy's goal of helping U.S. businesses save nearly $40 billion annually in energy costs. The city of Atlanta is one of three U.S. cities selected for the initiative, along with Seattle and Los Angeles. For more information about Hyatt Regency Atlanta's transformation and sustainability improvements and green hotel best practices, please visit http://www.atlantaregency.hyatt.com.

About Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Recently completing a $65 million transformation, Hyatt Regency Atlanta has been a city landmark since its inception in 1967. Hyatt Regency Atlanta is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street. The 1,260-room environmentally-friendly hotel is the first atrium hotel in the world and is one of the nation's premier convention and tradeshow facilities with 180,000 square feet of ballroom, exhibit, and meeting and hospitality space. For reservations or more information about Hyatt Regency Atlanta, call the hotel at 404-577-1234 or visit http://www.atlantaregency.hyatt.com.

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