Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck — Courtesy: Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
By Joshua Burd
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has launched a multimillion-dollar upgrade to the energy infrastructure at the Marriott at Glenpointe, the hotel in its Teaneck business complex.
The 353-room hotel, located at 100 Frank W. Burr Blvd., is undergoing improvements such as new mechanical systems with energy-efficient equipment, upgrading to LED lighting and installing occupancy sensors throughout its suites, Sanzari said. The firm is also partnering with Carrier, an approved provider for a state program that offers incentives for buildings that undertake and implement an energy reduction plan and then complete a post-construction benchmarking report.
Known as Pay for Performance, or P4P, the incentives are available under the New Jersey Clean Energy Program, Sanzari said in a news release this week. P4P is available for existing commercial and industrial buildings with a peak demand in excess of 200 kilowatts in any of the preceding 12 months, covering up to 50 percent of total project costs or $2 million, whichever is less.
All told, the improvements will reduce the hotel’s energy consumption by at least 15 percent.
“Throughout our entire portfolio we always are looking for ways to make our properties more energy-efficient,” Kelly Buckley, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises vice president of property management, said in a prepared statement. “Most of the major equipment at the Marriott at Glenpointe was approaching the end of its useful life and would have been replaced in the next few years.
“Our decision to participate in the NJCEP’s Pay for Performance program truly is a win-win: We are substantially improving the hotel’s energy efficiency while taking advantage of some wonderful financial incentives from the state.”
The energy upgrades follow several other improvements at the Marriott at Glenpointe, the news release said. A multimillion-dollar renovation to the hotel’s 353 guest rooms recently was completed and includes new furniture, bathroom fixtures, flooring, increased electrical outlets and USB placement.
Sanzari also renovated the hotel’s lobby, ballrooms, restaurants and 26,500 square feet of meeting space, the firm said. It has adapted Marriott’s “Great Room” concept of comfortable seating and room to work, socialize or relax.
The full-service hotel is managed by Merrillville, Indiana-based White Lodging, a fully integrated independent hotel ownership, development and management firm.