Johnson Controls Partners with Hyatt Regency Guiyang to Become Hyatt Group’s First LEED Gold Certified Hotel in China
New property leads with reduced energy, water and recycled materials
Singapore – Johnson Controls, the global leader in building technology and services, recently helped Hyatt Regency Guiyang become Hyatt Group’s first hotel in China to achieve gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, New Construction (LEED-NC Gold), an internationally-recognized rating system. Peter Templeton, vice president of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Nellie Cheng, China director of USGBC, officially awarded the certification to Qiao Gencai, general manager of Hyatt Regency Guiyang.
Luo Yuping, chairman of Zhongtian Urban Development Group and hotel developer, said, “Zhongtian Group promotes a sustainable lifestyle, builds green cities, practises energy conservation and reduces emissions in our work to develop Western China.”
Hyatt Regency Guiyang is a 64,000-square-meter, five-star hotel owned by Hyatt Hotels Corp. and an important part of the Guiyang International Conference and Exhibition Center. Johnson Controls consulted at the start of the project’s planning and design stages as well as engineered and installed several of the efficient systems that follow LEED standards. China is the third largest market for LEED in the world, with more than 1,300 registered and certified projects.
The USGBC’s Templeton said, “I’m delighted that LEED green building certification system is being implemented in western China, especially the Zhongtian Group’s projects, which obtained LEED higher-level certification for two consecutive years. We would like to congratulate Hyatt Regency Guiyang for achieving LEED-NC Gold certification, which recognizes its leading role in energy efficiency and environmental protection.”
Michelle Bai, Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency marketing manager in Shanghai, said that the Hyatt Regency Guiyang project allowed Johnson Controls to use its experience in LEED certification and working with landmark projects to advance the national strategy of developing the middle and western regions of China.
“With globally recognized technologies and solutions in energy efficiency, we are committed to building comfortable, safe, energy saving and highly efficient building environments to boost the development of green buildings in China,” he said.
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