Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, Adds PureComfort(TM) to Pure Luxury

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, became the first hotel in the world to install UTC Power’s PureComfort(TM)240 power solution to conserve energy and protect the environment. UTC Power, a company of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) , is a leading manufacturer of clean, energy-efficient combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) systems and fuel cell power plants.

The PureComfort(TM) power solution will provide the 336-room hotel with 240kW of electricity and 120 tons of cooling year round, with 80 percent efficiency. The advanced CCHP system emits 40 percent less carbon dioxide a year than conventional systems — a benefit equal to planting 150 acres of forest. It also emits 90 percent less nitrogen oxide a year — the equivalent of removing 250 cars from the road within the same time period.

By selecting the PureComfort(TM) power solution, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, through its partnership with Host Marriott, is fulfilling the recent White House directive to save energy and is supporting the progressive energy-conservation and clean-air policies of both California and San Francisco.

“It’s very fitting that we are celebrating the world’s first PureComfort(TM) hotel installation in San Francisco during Energy Awareness Month,” said UTC Power President Jan van Dokkum. “California and San Francisco are leading the nation in supporting clean, energy-efficient technology, and we applaud the vision exhibited by The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, and Host Marriott as they lead the hotel industry in this effort.”

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides high- technology products and services to the commercial building and aerospace industries. Its UTC Power unit, based in South Windsor, Conn., includes UTC Fuel Cells and is a full-service provider of environmentally advanced power solutions. With more than 40 years of experience, UTC Power is the world’s leading developer and producer of fuel cells for on-site power, transportation and space flight applications, and a developer of innovative combined cooling, heating and power applications in the distributed energy market.

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