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Hotels are known to be always indeed of electricity to cope up with the guest’s need on appliance use or other electric-service related needs anytime during their stay. Since electric sources are limited and shared by other establishments and households, hotels need to conserve and limit their electric usage as much as possible. Also, to maximize their profits by reducing the overall electric bill charges.

According to energy.gov on their annual report on commercial energy saving, commercial real estate and hospitality buildings can get up to 20 to 35 percent reduction on energy consumption. This data is  crucial because it gives the hospitality and real estates industries the attainability status on energy saving  efforts in energy management.

Below some hotel places and departments that needs energy management:

  • Guest rooms
  • Laundry
  • Kitchens / Restaurants / Coffee shops
  • Banquet Halls
  • Lobby and other hotel areas
  • Gardens / Lawns / Landscaping

Some Tips for Electric Saving:

  • Use energy saving building materials that reduces air conditioning needs
  • Automatic Lighting system in public areas in which it turns off lighting appliance when not used
  • Use of LED light bulbs for less consumption of electricity
  • Use dimmer lights for specific areas that does not need full illumination
  • Use transformers that are energy-efficient in electric distribution and apply with regulation
  • Observe the ideal heating and air conditioning units
  • Setup thermostats that determines the allowed room temperature, if reached it shuts down air condition

Controlled Electric Usage using KeyCard Technology on Guest Rooms

Using a networked energy saving switch and does full interaction with key card systems will definitely reduce the energy consumption on guest rooms by 15 to 30 percent according to dewa.gov.ae’s  study. The networked electric switch are automatically switched off the moment the card has been removed or swiped to log-out from the room.

KeyCards can help do the energy management with these functions below:

  • Lighting
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerating
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Other appliance devices either used by the hotel or guest
Jojo Balagosa

Jojo Balagosa

Sales and Marketing Manager at Jinisys Software Inc.
A software Consultant for hospitality and real estate solutions in the Philippines. General manager for sales and marketing for Jinisys Software. You may follow me on Jojo Balagosa
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