NYC’S CONRAD HOTEL FEATURES LUXURY PLUS SUSTAINABILITY
Digital Building Solutions supports 30,000-square-foot Smart Building upgrade
Goldman Sachs’ Conrad Hotel, located in the heart of lower Manhattan, is one of NYC’s most luxurious and prestigious hotels. Known for its stunning architecture, world-class amenities, and exceptional service, the Conrad recently worked with Digital Building Solutions (DBS) to upgrade its 30,000-foot meeting and amenity space to become a more ESG focused environment.
Focusing on sustainability and targeted LEED® certification, one of the key highlights of this innovative and forward-thinking project was implementing PoE technology for the lighting system. By utilizing PoE, DBS reduced energy consumption and provided a flexible lighting solution that can be easily modified to suit the needs of guests and staff.
“Using forward-thinking digital technology infrastructure, we were able to deliver a state-of-the-art hospitality venue for Goldman Sachs and Hilton,” explained Scott Panzer, Founder, and CEO of Digital Building Solutions. “Guests can enjoy a comfortable and convenient experience while reducing energy consumption and promoting sustainability.”
The project was unique because it was a 100 percent PoE retrofit, with 175,000 feet of CAT5e cable used to power the lighting. All drivers and nodes were located remotely, allowing easy access for future maintenance and modifications as needed.
The project was contracted through Structuretone, with MEP engineering services provided by Robert Derector and electrical contracting by H&L Electric. It was completed in 2023 within a tight 10-week timeframe, from demolition to grand re-opening. The 30,000-square-foot upgrade included a 6,200-square-foot ballroom and an all-day restaurant.
By incorporating advanced digital building solutions, the team achieved increased energy efficiency and reduced waste, contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly hotel.
Address: 102 North End Ave, New York, NY
Size: 30,000+ sq/ft
Client: Goldman Sachs / Hilton
General Contractor: Structuretone
PoE Designer: Digital Building Solutions
Low Voltage Contractor: Digital Building Solutions
Electrical Contractor: H&L Electric
MEP Engineer: Robert Derector
- 10 Week timeframe from demolished to grand re-opening
- Two IDF/ PoE rooms
- 175,000 feet of CAT5e Cable to power the lighting
- 100% PoE retrofit project.
- All drivers and NODES are located remotely for easy access
- Targeting LEED® Certified