Guest satisfaction is critical in the hospitality industry, and energy savings can be achieved without sacrificing guest services or comfort, and, if done well, can even enhance the brand and guest experience.
While hotel energy use is diverse and varies by location, there are many common opportunities to effect reductions in overall energy use, including plug load consumption.
De-powering devices in unrented rooms, managing fleets of in-room and common-area equipment, and data-driven policies can add up to savings of up to 15% on your electric bill.
How Ibis Saves Energy and Money in Hotels
Ibis Networks uses multiple strategies that can save a hotel more than 10-15% on its electricity bill. Key strategies that Ibis InteliNetwork systems can enable include:
- Schedules Turn off back office equipment, business center devices, and other equipment in areas where business hours apply.
- Room Occupancy Most rooms today have TVs, small refrigerators, AV boxes, and more. But, when the room is unrented, these devices keep running, eating up energy. By linking your reserved rooms to the Ibis network, only occupied rooms will consume energy.
- Device Health and Preventative Maintenance With Ibis data, you have a basis for scheduling service or replacing room equipment. With Ibis, you have real-time data on energy usage. This means you will know when it’s time to clean, check, or replace that mini fridge!
- Time Shifting If you have equipment that requires charging such as resort golf carts, use InteliSockets to shift charging to off-peak rates at night. Attendants can plug them in at any time, and the system automatically sends power to those carts at a specified time, ensuring a full charge by morning. Alerts. Be alerted to key devices that may fail or remain active when they shouldn’t be.
Improving the brand experience:
Exposing these services and capabilities to guests can actually enhance the brand experience, putting more proof behind sustainability programs, and allowing hotels to empower guests to choose to save energy during their stay.
- Guest Participation Enable guests to opt-out of using their mini-fridge or other equipment during their stay, perhaps for additional loyalty points or some other reward.
- Sustainability Programs Go beyond towels in order to demonstrate commitment to energy conservation on electrical equipment, along with real savings data to back it up.
- Lobby Dashboards Showcase real-time data on building energy usage, reinforcing commitment to sustainability and reminding all guests/staff to be energy conscious.
- Gamification Show floor/wing/building energy use and promote competition for more energy efficient areas.