Understand The Biggest Energy Hog In Your Hotel
Hotel owners and managers are always looking for ways to reduce their energy consumption. They have a lot of things to worry about, but one of the most important things they can do is to understand what is the biggest energy hog in their hotel.
The biggest energy hog in your hotel is your heating and cooling system. It is responsible for up to 53% of total energy usage in many hotels.
A smart room energy management system will help you in cutting energy costs and consumption. SensorFlow’s SmartREM, with real-time data and insights, further enhances how your hotel saves energy and operates in a more productive manner.
Empowering Hotels With Real-Time Data & Insights
Hotels have been a vital part of the tourism industry for centuries. And with the advent of the internet, hotels are also key players in the online travel industry.
With an ever-growing number of hotels and resorts to choose from, it is becoming increasingly difficult for travelers to make informed decisions about where to stay.
To help them with this process, hotels are now using real-time data and insights to enhance the guest experience while becoming more sustainable at the same time – an important fact to note as it has been proven through Booking.com’s recent research that 73% of global hotel visitors today would prefer an eco-sustainable hotel over a traditional one.
Hotels can be more energy-efficient and sustainable by using IoT and AI-based energy savings solutions for hotels. We expand more on how real-time data and insights can help your hotel:
1. Smart HVAC Automation
In SensorFlow’s smart HVAC automation systems, occupancy sensors detect movements in the room and report occupancy status in real-time to the gateway for the data to process.
The thermostat then either turns off the HVAC or changes its settings to a more energy-efficient mode.
Smart HVAC automation saves up to 30% of total hotel HVAC energy costs.
The automation is completely configurable via a cloud-based dashboard at the building or room level, based on what the hotel requires. A truly convenient factor is that hotel staff can remotely adjust setpoint limitations, automation hours, and different energy-saving modes.
2. Smart Room Maintenance
Our study of over 64,000 room nights shows that 54% of guests do not switch off the air conditioning when they open doors and windows. Having an automated system that detects when a door or window is left open with the HVAC running can give hotels up to 20% more savings.
Hotels not only save on energy consumption. Door sensors, smart thermostats, and energy meters can help by continuously collecting data on guest room environments, such as measuring the room’s humidity level and air pressure and monitoring HVAC energy consumption.
These valuable room environmental data points can be analyzed and interpreted into trends to generate data-driven insights to strategize operations.
The engineering team is also able to monitor the impact of maintenance work on HAVC performance, cost, and humidity with timely alerts on guest rooms that are at risk of humidity issues and/or rooms with faulty HVAC systems.
3. Operational Productivity
How does smart automation help with hotel operational productivity?
Firstly, hotel staff can remotely view the hotel’s environment status and control the HVAC settings of any rooms, minimizing unnecessary contact with guests while greatly speeding up resolution times of any HVAC complaints.
Also, hotel operational staff can use insights from the real-time and property-wide views of individual rooms’ occupancy and system performance status to conduct strategic and efficient operational activities, such as housekeeping, maintenance schedule, and other room services.
4. Data Insights And Analytics Services
The beauty of Ai technology is that it gives you various data to work with, from your energy savings insights, HVAC system performance, room humidity, guest trends and behaviors, and many more.
By leveraging on actionable insights from these reports, hotel management can then develop advanced data-driven strategies to maximize its operational productivity and resource efficiency, enhance its guests’ experience and improve their overall sustainability.
Easy And Quick Upgrade To A Smart Hotel Software Technology
Perhaps one of the biggest cons to smart automation is a disruption with the installation, many taking months, which causes major disruption to hotel service due to closure for installation work and noise pollution.
The great news is that there is a solution to this, which is retrofitting. SensorFlow’s solution uses retrofittable, wireless sensors that are compatible with most types of HVAC systems to automate and optimize your hotel’s energy efficiency.
SensorFlow’s battery-powered wireless devices can be easily retrofitted with little disruptions to your daily operations.
As SensorFlow’s smart hotel software is also committed to minimizing the environmental impact our activities have, we are conscious about managing the life cycle of all our products to avoid improper disposal. Our products come with a 5-year warranty, although we expect the devices to last longer than the warranted years.
Importantly, the solutions are:
- Non-Invasive – SensorFlow’s wireless devices are easily retrofitted to any new or existing system, with installations taking as little as 5 minutes per room. That means no downtime or operational disruptions.
- Runs Without Wi-Fi – SensorFlow’s family of devices is connected via our proprietary network. Stay worry-free as our system always automates, monitors, and collects data even if your Wi-Fi is down.
- Easily Integrated – Compatible with most HVAC systems allowing your hotel to be more energy-efficient, increase operational productivity, and be a sustainable building or brand.
How to Save Energy In Hotels: Conclusion
SensorFlow is fully committed to supporting our clients in maximizing the use of our solution to achieve their hotels’ specific operational goals. From customizable reports to dedicated customer success managers, our solution is always tailored to make smart hotel management a breeze for you.
Learn more about how SensorFlow’s services can help you.
SensorFlow Pte. Ltd. is an award-winning Singapore-based, proptech startup combining the use of smart wireless IoT solutions and AI to help buildings monitor, analyse and automate energy consumption for better productivity, sustainability and energy efficiency. It was founded in 2016 by Saikrishnan Ranganathan and Max Pagel in response to the pressing need for energy optimisation worldwide.
In addition to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) management, SensorFlow’s solution offers real-time data insights on energy consumption, occupancy trends and guest behaviours. These can be used to enhance the overall guest experience at the room and create better management at the property and portfolio levels as building managers get prompt alerts on faulty equipment. Housekeeping routes can also be optimised in real-time based on room occupancy data.
SensorFlow’s retrofit solution, which comprises sensors and proprietary networks, are quick and easy to install in less than 5 minutes per room and with no operational disruptions. Its Pay-As-You-Save model means there are no upfront costs. Alternative agreements can also be provided with a one-time upfront payment for increased savings over time. Hotels are expected to save up to 30 percent in total energy savings and up to 40 percent in maintenance costs.
For more information, please visit: www.sensorflow.co