WiSuite Dramatically Cuts Hotel Energy Usage
Department of Energy report notes energy consumption drops over 18 percent when using company’s innovative WIN solution.
DETROIT — WiSuite, the world leader in hotel guest room energy management solutions, demonstrated outstanding energy savings and return on investment in a recently released U.S. Department of Energy report.
The study reviewed potential energy and cost savings for the hotel industry by employing Occupancy Based Controls (OBC) as part of their heating, ventilation and cooling systems (HVAC). Six Marriott-branded hotels across the country utilized five different manufacturers’ products to test the effectiveness and possible energy savings in a sector that uses the fifth largest amount of energy amongst commercial buildings.
Over the course of the nine-month study, the WiSuite-enabled hotel produced an 18.3 percent average energy savings, leading all participants with the top calculated energy savings score of 589(kWH/room/yr). WiSuite’s technology also resulted in the highest annual cost savings of $79.03 per hotel room.
“We are extremely pleased to see an independent study demonstrate the significant energy savings WiSuite can generate for hotels,” company president John Gallant said. “Hotels are looking for answers to cut high overhead costs without impacting guest comfort. We are able to offer an eco-friendly solution that has a short ROI for property owners. The Department of Energy report validates WiSuite’s effectiveness.”
WiSuite installed its WIN system (Wireless Intelligent Network) that included smart thermostats along with wireless door and motion sensors in rooms of the Washington D.C. Mayflower Renaissance for the study, which evaluated rented rooms from December 2011 to August 2012.
Studies have shown that hotel guest room energy usage accounts for the majority of energy use within the hospitality industry, typically between 40 and 80 percent. “WiSuite’s platform gives hotels the ability to significantly reduce their guest room energy spend in unoccupied rooms. Savings have ranged from 20 to 48 percent. Owners are now able to make a positive impact on the environment without affecting customer satisfaction,” Gallant added.
WiSuite continues to be the choice of a growing number of hotel ownership groups. Its WIN platform is a wireless real-time control system that solves hotels’ energy management challenges and objectives. Communicating with the facility’s existing property management system, WiSuite yields maximum control and efficiency. The company, founded in 2008, is based in Detroit, Michigan.