Energy efficiency challenge: Reducing consumption in a hospitality facility
In the modern world, where attention to sustainability and energy efficiency is constantly growing, the tourism industry is not exempt from these considerations. Hospitality facilities, from small bed & breakfasts to large hotel chains, must face the challenge of reducing energy consumption. Not only is it important for environmental sustainability, but it is also an opportunity to save money, considering the constant increase in energy costs. Here is an overview of some key strategies for improving energy efficiency and limiting energy consumption in hospitality facilities.
Energy efficient wifi devices
One of the most immediate and easy to implement measures is the installation of highly energy efficient devices. Guestkey offers a series of HOME AUTOMATION products that have been designed with building energy management in mind. These include smart thermostats, smart electrical outlets and lighting management systems.
Smart thermostats allow you to automatically adjust the temperature based on the actual needs of the rooms, thus saving energy and improving customer comfort. Smart sockets allow you to remotely manage the power supply of electrical appliances, avoiding leaving them on stand-by when not in use. Lighting management systems, on the other hand, regulate lighting based on the presence of people or the amount of natural light available, further reducing energy consumption.
Lighting is one of the main factors of energy consumption in hospitality facilities. Adopting a more efficient lighting system can therefore have a significant impact on overall energy consumption. LED lighting is a proven solution, consuming up to 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and lasting much longer.
Additionally, adopting motion sensors in common areas and hallways can help save energy. These sensors detect the presence of people and turn on the lights only when necessary, avoiding unnecessary waste of energy. Guestkey offers a range of LED lighting and motion sensor products suitable for various environments and applications.
Intelligent energy management
Intelligent energy management is another fundamental aspect for reducing consumption. Guestkey offers a series of products that allow you to monitor and manage energy in an efficient and automated way. Among these products, you will find smart switches that can be programmed to automatically turn off non-essential devices when they are not in use.
Monitoring energy consumption in real time is another key aspect. This allows us to identify consumption peaks and understand how and where consumption can be reduced. Guestkey’s energy monitoring solutions offer a detailed overview of a facility’s energy consumption, providing real-time and historical data on energy consumption.
Monitoring of electricity consumption
For effective energy management, it is essential to have a clear view of electricity consumption. Guestkey offers electricity consumption monitoring solutions that allow you to view the energy consumption of each individual room and each individual device. This provides a complete picture of your energy usage, allowing you to quickly identify areas where you can take action to save energy.
“First Access with Energy Saving” System
Finally, it is important to mention an innovative solution developed by Guestkey, the “First Access with Energy Saving” system. This solution is based on the use of numerical codes to allow the first access to the room, followed by the use of RFID cards for subsequent accesses.
The system works as follows: when a customer makes a reservation, the host sends the customer a unique numeric code that allows him to access the room for the first time. Once the customer has entered the room using the numeric code, he finds an RFID card inside the energy saving pocket. This RFID card becomes the key for subsequent access to the room.
The real genius of this solution lies in its integration with the energy saving pocket. When the customer uses the RFID card to access the room, it automatically activates the energy saving system, which manages the room’s electrical services for the period of the customer’s stay. When the customer leaves the room, the RFID card is removed from the energy saving pocket, interrupting the electricity supply and contributing to more efficient use of energy.
Not only does the “Energy Saving First Access” system help save energy, it also provides a safe and convenient method for room access, improving the overall guest experience.
In conclusion, energy efficiency is a challenge that hospitality facilities must face, but with the right solutions and tools, it can be transformed into an opportunity. By reducing energy consumption, accommodation facilities can not only save costs, but they can also contribute to environmental sustainability and improve their customers’ experience.