The Grand Hyatt Atlanta just got a little greener.
The 439-room hotel in the city’s Buckhead section has installed a rain harvest system that catches rainwater and condensate (the liquid produced by condensation), recycles it through a series of drains, and stores it in tanks. The system has a capacity of 30,000 gallons; the water will be used primarily for the hotel’s cooling tower, meaning the Grand Hyatt will use less city water. Hotel officials estimate they’ll save $30,000 a year. The state-of-the-art system was built with a $95,000 investment and a partnership with the International Knowledge & Research Center at Southern Polytechnic State University in nearby Marietta.
The hotel, which has 30,000 square feet of versatile function space, 17 meeting rooms, three boardrooms and three outdoor terraces, earned Green Key Global’s 4 Green Keys rating in 2010 for its eco-friendly initiatives.