On Aug. 8, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel was applauded by Toronto Hydro for its ongoing proactive energy management and conservation efforts. As such, Toronto Hydro bestowed the hotel with a new designation – Customer for Conversation. The hotel implemented variable frequency drives on its cold water booster pumps and upgraded lighting with high efficiency bulbs and devices. Late last year, the hotel completed a $13 million project that replaced all the windows and caulking in the 43-storey Queen Tower, and 11-storey Richmond Tower hotel. These conservation resulted in a total of 725,149 kWh of annual electricity savings based on saveONenergyOM program verifications. This is equivalent to saving approximately 2,287 trees. Additionally, the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel received a cheque from Toronto Hydro in the amount of $160,590.90. This amount was based on incentives offered by saveONenergyOM for implementation of proactive energy management and conversation projects. Pictured (l-r) Yousouf J.Khan, FMA, director, Engineering, Sheraton Centre Toronto; David Connor, area managing director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and GM Sheraton Centre Toronto; Jennifer Grado, P.Eng. CDM Commercial Lead and Ammar Al-Taher, Key Account Consultant, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.