Johnson Controls, the global leader in building technology and services, recently helped Hyatt Regency Guiyang become Hyatt Group’s first hotel in China to achieve gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, New Construction (LEED-NC Gold), an internationally-recognized rating system. Peter Templeton, vice president of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Nellie Cheng, China director of USGBC, officially awarded the certification to Qiao Gencai, general manager of Hyatt Regency Guiyang.
Luo Yuping, chairman of Zhongtian Urban Development Group and hotel developer, said, “Zhongtian Group promotes a sustainable lifestyle, builds green cities, practises energy conservation and reduces emissions in our work to develop Western China.”
Hyatt Regency Guiyang is Zhongtian Urban Development Group’s second LEED-certified project. Yuping said that as green building gains momentum in Guizhou, Zhongtian will continue to work together with other businesses and organizations to promote and achieve green building in western China.
Hyatt Regency Guiyang is a 64,000-square-meter, five-star hotel owned by Hyatt Hotels Corp. and an important part of the Guiyang International Conference and Exhibition Center. Johnson Controls consulted at the start of the project’s planning and design stages as well as engineered and installed several of the efficient systems that follow LEED standards.China is the third largest market for LEED in the world, with more than 1,300 registered and certified projects.