Why it matters:
Rising energy prices are a challenge for hotels. To counteract the high energy costs, hotels of the PLAZA Hotelgroup use the energy management system better.energy to reduce energy consumption. One of the first hotels to be equipped with the intelligent heating control system is the Best Western Hotel am Kastell. Here, among other things, the old thermostats on the radiators were replaced with wireless ones that automatically regulate the temperature in the hotel rooms with the help of better.energy.
The intelligent energy management system better.energy regulates radiators automatically and so efficiently that hotels can reduce their energy consumption by up to 31 percent. With an interface to the hotel’s PMS system, better.energy controls heating based on occupancy. The system knows when a guest checks in and the hotel room needs to be heated. As soon as a guest checks out, better.energy automatically lowers the temperature to an efficient level. The intelligent heating control system controls the thermostats based on temperature limits that are individually set by the hotel. This can prevent the guest room from overheating and thus consuming energy unnecessarily, or prevent unoccupied rooms from cooling down too much.