Energy technology has proven to be a solid investment reducing energy usage significantly
With all the different models, options and features offered by countless energy management systems, an energy efficiency project installing 65,000 wireless nodes at the Wynn Hotel & Casino warrants a closer look. Almost every lighting and climate control device in the 2,716 rooms were replaced by Evolve Guest Control.
You’d think the Las Vegas, Nevada based hotel would select a major energy management and automation brand for such a large scale energy efficiency project. Instead, the green hotel decided to focus on simplicity as their competitive advantage.
Evolve Guest Control’s LCD Director Series is designed so that hotel guests can understand and control the moment they walk into their room. There’s no learning curve; it is easy and self-explanatory. It allows guests easy wireless reign by the push of a button on a tabletop or wall-mounted LCD keypad. The system offers intelligent control of various amenities including:
- Lighting levels
- Room temperature
- Energy efficiency mode when unoccupied
- Motorized window treatments
- ‘Do Not Disturb’ or ‘Service’ communication to housekeeping
- Various pre-programmed scenes (ex. NIGHTLIGHT)
- Seven language settings
Of course the major incentive of installing any energy efficiency system is hotel energy savings! Hotels can expect 25-40% savings on guest room energy costs with an approximate ROI (return on investment) of two years. The Westin Georgetown deployed an Evolve system and saw a reduction in guest room energy usage by up to 40% while receiving consistently positive guest feedback.
Evolve has installed it’s systems in hotels ranging from 28 rooms to as large as the Wynn’s 2,700 rooms. Best of all, it qualifies for federal and state energy efficiency rebates.
In addition, the energy management devices are built on expandable platforms allowing future addition and integration with existing and new products and technology. A centralized management system, would allow the property to save energy for entire floors that are not in-use or individual rooms for maximum hotel energy efficiency management.
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