While energy cost-cutting is imperative, there is an acute need by industries to balance cost-cutting efforts with the desire to accommodate and delight its guests.
Whether the price is rising, staying flat or decreasing, the impact on financial statements is always noticeable. Energy is the lodging industry's second-greatest operating cost, with the biggest energy hogs being heating, cooling and lighting. Energy management solutions range from low-cost, standalone products to advanced, centrally controlled systems that can include lighting and drape controls as well as situation alerts and property data collecting and reporting.
Smart Digital Thermostats save energy by initiating and maintaining temperature setbacks when the guest rooms are rented but unoccupied and even deeper setbacks when the rooms are unrented.
ASHRAE studies have shown that for every degree of setback, approximately 3% of the energy used to heat or cool the room is saved. A comprehensive Energy Management System will typically reduce heating and air conditioning run times by 20 - 30%.
In the morning pressing a single “Daytime” button to deactivate the alarm system, turn lights on, open shades, set temperature, and turn on video displays. By integrating everything from your audio, video, lights, window treatments, climate, and security you have complete and easy control of your space from a single touch screen, keypad, remote or mobile device.
Or perhaps, have your lights automatically adjust based on daylight or occupancy levels, or simply at certain times during the day.
With real-time monitoring, you can have a dashboard display of your business energy usage to see where it’s being used efficiently. Let our control systems optimize energy consumption while maintaining comfort.
Easily access and make adjustments to your electrical, water, and gas usage to save energy. See calculated savings and the reduction in your carbon footprint in response to your adjustments from dimming lights or adjusting temperature presets.
Settings can automatically change or notify you whether you’re on site or away. We work closely with architects and contractors who desire to execute such energy-saving ideas into their projects and to gain LEED certification.
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With Smart Thermostats, we can reduce equipment runtime in unoccupied rooms by 20-45% while maintaining guest comfort, making the solution uniquely suited for energy management projects in the hospitality market. The Recovery Time Technology lets you achieve the critical balance between guest comfort and operating margins--and on maintaining this balance in the long-term.
Smart Thermostats Recovery Time technology allows to maximize energy savings without compromising guest comfort. Smart Thermostats systems control the temperature within the room as well as the amount of time it takes the HVAC unit to bring that room back to the desired setpoint.
Recovery Time allows the temperature in an unoccupied room to drift far enough to harvest energy savings while still being able to return to the occupant's setpoint within the property-defined recovery period.
This dynamic technology sets the Smart Thermostats apart from fixed setback energy management systems, where the setback temperature is a fixed temperature or a fixed deviation. Both fixed setback approaches make it extremely difficult to predict how long it will take the room to return to the setpoint after the guest re-enters the room, resulting in potentially lower energy savings and uncomfortable room temperatures.
High humidity can wreak havoc at any property.If an in-room HVAC system supports active dehumidification, Smart thermostats may be outfitted with a Relative Humidity sensor that will engage in dehumidification until humidity has fallen below the RH% by a programmable increment.
For HVAC systems without an active dehumidification stage, Smart thermostats can engage in an effective passive dehumidification strategy with the use of a "Refresh Cycle" during unoccupied periods. The Refresh Cycle forces the HVAC system into a sustained 10 to 15 minute cooling drive every 4 to 6 hours to keep humidity at manageable levels.
With a centralized software you will be able to track room-by-room energy savings and aggregates the total property savings to calculate exactly when the smart system has paid for itself.
Use information from detailed statistics such as runtime versus occupancy or savings or time to qualify for "green" certification, including LEED® certification, secure rebates from the local utility, or prove that a hotel has achieved brand sustainability standards.
Maybe you'd like to make the perfect ambiance possible and increase comfort in every part of the office. Or perhaps you're just looking for a few easy ways to save energy through the smart balancing of both electric light and daylight. Have lights turn off automatically when employees or guests leave rooms to save on energy bills.
Set lights in the waiting room to a warm, welcoming glow while lights in the surgical room are bright enough for procedures. Program lights to dim automatically as the sun sets so your guests hardly notice a change and your staff isn’t running around turning lights off manually. No matter what your intention, intelligent lighting with is always a bright idea.
Smart Hotel Software integrates with many security systems to enable you to best control movement and processes throughout your business. Integrations with Keyless Entry/Door Lock systems enable you to automatically create keycards upon check-in and automate the process of keycard management.
Integrations with IP Cameras and security systems enable you to monitor and record transactions at terminals throughout your property. In the event of a security breach or fraudulent transaction you will be able to view video footage of the physical terminal and spot any potential wrong doing.
Additionally, all Smart Hotel Software modules have built in user access security, enabling the manager to determine access levels for front line staff.
Further, security is enhanced by full compliance to PCI Standards for Credit Card security. All credit card information is stored in encrypted databases protecting your customer’s private pinformation from prying eyes.
Experience your HD media content in your office from any location with the simple press of one button. Smart media control gives you simple access to high definition video and audio content regardless if the source is analog, digital, cable or satellite, stored on a server, or streamed from the internet.
If you want to watch live sports, display a company video, listen to a news radio station, or provide background music from an iPhone®, employees can effortlessly select to view or listen from simple control interfaces such as a touchscreen or keypad. Let us create the perfect media control solution to meet your needs. It’s time to ditch the stack of remotes or clutter of wall controls.