Beets Hospitality Group Case Study

BEETS HOSPITALITY GROUP SEES FINANCIAL & SUSTAINABILITY SUCCESS WITH CATALYST & eIQ PLATFORM

THE CHALLENGE

Like many businesses, Beets Hospitality Group — an event and catering company in the picturesque Livermore Valley Wine Country — knows that economics is a driving factor in making business decisions. Beets had thought about investing in energy-saving equipment for their venues, Palm Event Center in the Vineyard and Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, but it hadn’t made sense until they talked to HVAC specialists, Marina Mechanical. Together, they discovered heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions for the Palm Event Center that had the technology to help Beets improve their sustainability and be a better business..

THE SOLUTION

Marina Mechanical, a member of the PG&E Trade Professional Alliance, provided solutions centered on enhancing Beets’ HVAC demand controlled ventilation: Advanced Digital Economizers (ADEC), Carbon dioxide controls (CO2) and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). These upgrades addressed nagging issues Beets had been dealing with—hot and cold spots, cooling units freezing up, and excessive noise—that too frequently had Property and Inventory Manager, Tyler Giovanetti, up on the roof to perform maintenance.

With the help of Elizabeth Nushwat and Ryan Porter, their PG&E Customer Relationship Managers, Beets was able to take advantage of a no-cost energy assessment,
rebates, and Energy Efficiency Financing to bring these upgrades to the Palm Event Center with the lowest impact to their bottom line.

POWERFUL RESULTS

$11,010 Rebates  | $54,475.65 Financed with 0% Interest | $12,960 Estimated Annual Savings

The HVAC technology was not only an energy efficient solution that made financial sense, but it also had other unexpected benefits:

CONSISTENT COMFORT: The demand controlled ventilation technology maintained the ideal temperature for different rooms, so Beets could manage the comfort of cooks in the kitchen and brides in the bridal suites alike.

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR: Working together, the Carbon Dioxide Controls monitored CO2 levels and the Advanced Digital Economizer control opened the economizer damper to pull in fresh outside air as needed. That means when hundreds of people are dancing, they're doing so in comfort.

SIMPLE MAINTENANCE ADJUSTMENTS: The HVAC solution has a virtual desktop and mobile dashboard (the eIQ Platform) that allows Beets' staff to easily adjust the settings from anywhere and also make updates based on upcoming weather forecasts.

FROM THE CLIENT

“We've been truly surprised and delighted by the results.”

Melody O'Shea, COO, Beets Hospitality Group

Due to the enormous success Beets Hospitality Group experienced at The Palm Event Center, they quickly decided to repeat the process and do the same upgrades at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, their sister property.


Beets Hospitality Group Case Study
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