According to data from a study by the World Tourism Organisation, approximately 5% of total CO2 emissions caused by human beings in 2005 were due to tourism, with a large proportion of that (21%) accounted for by accommodation.
However, this is not the only reason why hotels consider energy efficiency in accommodation to be increasingly important: the price of energy has skyrocketed in 2022, making the need for savings even more pressing.
At Omnitec, we propose solutions for hotels and accommodation centres to be more efficient and reduce their impact on the environment, while also lowering their electricity bill. In fact, installing some systems can reduce bills by up to 60%.
In this article, we review some of Omnitec's most effective solutions for controlling energy consumption and preventing the waste found in a high percentage of guest rooms, especially from the triumvirate of heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
The latest energy saving devices for hotels
Below, we summarise the latest energy saving models for hotels that accommodation centres are increasingly opting for, as the return on investment is achieved in the first years of their installation.
Movement sensors in hotel rooms can optimise electrical consumption in rooms by using different technologies to detect if they are occupied or not. The devices communicate this information wirelessly to the wireless energy saver, which manages the output relays based on the information received. In other words, movement sensors detect if there is anyone in the room and automatically control the energy saver by switching the lighting, air conditioning or heat pump on or off, depending on the situation.
Door and window sensors
The greatest energy efficiency, however, is achieved when these devices are linked with a door and window sensor, capable of detecting whether these are open or closed. Depending on the situation, the economiser will manage the electrical devices to attain a balance between comfort and savings.
When installed and combined, these devices can save up to 60% of the energy used in rooms.
Other traditional devices: savings of up to 30%
For accommodation centres that prefer making a more modest investment, there is another not insignificant option: classic energy savers. These work with any card and can save up to 30% energy. In other words, there is no need to have cards as a method of opening the electronic lock, being able to keep the classic mechanism. However, now is a good time to undertake both investments if you are planning to make the leap to installing these more modern locks, with the recommended economisers being those specific to Mifare cards in this case.
Omnitec, your partner for hotel energy savings
At Omnitec, we are specialists in access control, electronic lock and energy saving systems for hotels and accommodation centres. For additional information about our services, please contact our team so they can advise you and provide an estimate of both the investment and savings.