A Blackstone/Copeland Co., the global technology provider will unveil a NEW Mobile App and NEW Energy Service-Optimization Program in Booth 607 at HITEC in Toronto and in Booth 1553 at THS in Las Vegas 

[TORONTO and LAS VEGAS — June 26, 2023] — This week hoteliers will have two opportunities to see the latest in energy-management solutions for hotels. Verdant will display its popular digital thermostats at HITEC® Toronto, June 27 to 30 in Booth 607 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, and at The Hospitality Show, June 28 to 29 at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. While there, the Montreal-based company will introduce a NEW mobile app and a NEW energy service-optimization program.

“Travelers are returning and many say they are willing to spend more in 2023 than the previous year – that’s the good news,” said Verdant General Manager Michael Serour. “The bad news is, hotel rates are higher because energy costs are higher, and so are the costs of goods, services, and labor. Verdant’s ZX and VX series thermostats are designed to slash energy costs across the board. Whether rooms are occupied or vacant, Verdant has the technology in place to monitor and control energy use. That’s great news to everyone’s bottom line.”

Verdant’s thermostats are easy to use, fit any décor, and deliver concrete energy savings. They combine passive infrared (PIR) occupancy-sensing technology and intelligent cloud software to set back temperature while guests are away. Property staff can manage and monitor energy use online, 24/7. Patented features like Night Occupancy Mode and Dynamic Intelligent Recovery ensure maximum energy savings without compromising guest comfort.

“Whether hoteliers choose a ZX or VX series thermostat, installation is simple and takes less than 10 minutes per room,” Serour said. “The units create a 100% wireless network that can be used by our energy experts to manage a hotel’s network. Most properties achieve annual savings of 15-20% on their utility bills, and a payback period between 12-18 months. That’s thousands of dollars back in owners’ pockets every year and a significant boost to a property’s overall value.”

What’s NEW at Verdant?

•  NEW Mobile App – The enhanced Verdant mobile app, with a modernized look and feel, comes with an improved KPI dashboard for optimal system performance tracking. Features include an ROI tracker, added resale value, real-time view on active alerts and rooms that aren’t saving energy, and real-time room occupancy status. The system facilitates easier alert tracking and detailed guidance with an advanced search option for rooms with HVAC alerts or warnings. Step-by-step guidance is also provided for issue resolution. Overall, the app provides more control over user management. It enables specific app access to property-staff based on what is relevant to them (housekeeper vs GM vs. engineer, etc.). User access can also be scheduled if needed (start and end date).

•  NEW Energy Savings Optimization Service – This program features monthly energy savings reports, customized system alert emails, dedicated support rep and priority support, and rolling stock and lifetime warranty

•  NEW Integration & VRF Partners – Verdant has established door lock integrations with Onity, Dormakaba, Assa Abloy and PMS integrations with Opera, Fosse, OnQ, LightSpeed, HotelKey and more to come. Leading VRF provider integrations include LG, Mitsubishi and soon to launch, Carrier/Toshiba.

Based on the company’s continued growth and demand for its solutions across the globe, Verdant will share at HITEC and THS the plan to start its European expansion in early 2024. In May, Blackstone (NYSE: BX) completed acquisition of a majority stake in the Emerson (NYSE: EMR) Climate Technologies business – which included Verdant – and the new standalone business is now operating as Copeland to serve the global HVACR market.

“Inflation may have cooled off a bit, but electricity costs continue to heat up,” Serour said. “The only way to maximize energy savings without impacting guest comfort is to invest in a proven energy-management solution. We invite everyone attending these two highly anticipated tradeshows to stop by Verdant to see how they can view cost savings in real-time, view room status and control room settings, and access real-time occupancy information to facilitate housekeeping and maintenance tasks. We’ve got a lot to show you – and even more to tell you about – at HITEC and The Hospitality Show.”