Hospitality Energy Management

Dec 2, 2016 | Informational


Energy is typically the second-highest operating expense in a hotel, which presents a good opportunity for savings. One of the easiest ways to be more energy efficient is to not use energy when it’s not needed. Energy Management Systems (EMS) are designed to do exactly that without sacrificing the comfort of your guests.

The biggest savings can be seen in HVAC controls. Cutting edge technology can detect occupancy and efficiently scale the air conditioning to ideal temperatures. So there are no more extreme highs and lows. The Crowne Plaza Times Square in NY saw an annual savings of $112K from reducing their HVAC equipment run time with the very same principals using an EcoSmart System.

In addition to the savings, installing EMS software can provide real-time data that can help identify potential high-priority guest room equipment problems before they occur. Combined with other wise arrays of other integrations, like door locks, shades, hoteliers now have the ability to implement a full EMS to enhance guest experience as well.