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Westin Georgetown

The Westin Georgetown is a unique, upscale, 248 room hotel dedicated to providing an exceptional guest experience.  It is a popular destination for both business and vacation travelers in the Washington, DC area.

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The Story


As part of Westin’s overall corporate sustainability goals, Westin Georgetown was challenged to reduce energy consumption and cost, while taking steps to improve the overall guest experience.  Actively engaging guests in the hotel’s sustainability efforts plays a critical role in helping achieve those goals.


Evolve Controls deployed a 100% wireless occupancy-based energy management solution that controls the HVAC, televisions and lighting in each room via an “active” keycard reader based system that involves the guest in the energy savings process with minimal effort.  By installing informational plaques in each guest room and providing materials during check-in, guests are actively engaged to support the Westin’s eco-friendly practices, while delivering significant energy savings in the process.


Based on an analysis performed by an independent energy consultancy, the property has reduced its annual electricity usage by over 500,000 kWh through improved guest room HVAC, television and lighting control.  The installation of the Evolve Controls solution had a payback of just over 2 years, and saves the hotel nearly $60,000 in energy costs.


Click here to download a PDF copy of the Evolve Westin Georgetown Case Study.

“In selecting Evolve, we were looking for a high quality in-room HVAC and lighting control system that could be installed with minimal disruption to our guest rooms. It was important for us to add a serious signature element to our sustainability and energy conservation efforts, but we also wanted the system to be simple for our guests to understand and use.”

Greg StaffordGeneral Manager, Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel

“Evolve is on the forefront of an emerging megatrend, which we call the Internet of Things. When hotels invest in Microsoft technology, it is really about building and preparing for the next generation. An intelligent hotel with intelligent rooms servicing their guests and giving their guests a guest experience that they have never experienced before. As Evolve’s ROC platform is built on Microsoft Azure, they are able to leverage ongoing innovation that Microsoft develops, positioning them as an expansive, future proof solutions provider.”

Hong ChoingDirector ISV Partner Business at Microsoft

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