Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2020-03-16 Origin: Site
Signify introduced its Interact Hospitality lighting system to help the hospitality industry achieving the challenge of reducing carbon emission. To find out how the lighting system works, Signify collaborated with Cundall, a sustainability consultant, and indicated that the system can deliver significant energy savings without compromising on quality and guest comfort.
The hotel industry faces the challenge to cut down its carbon emissions by 66% by 2030 and 90% by 2050 to stay within the 2˚C threshold agreed at COP21, a United Nations Climate Change initiative. Signify with its Interact Hospitality is ready to provide sustainable solutions to the industry. Based on the study conducted by Cundall, this connected guest room management system can help a luxury hotel to consume 28% less energy per guest room at 80% occupancy, in comparison to rooms with no smart controls in operation. In addition, it offers Green Mode to enable an additional 10% energy saving.
Signify’s Interact Hospitality system combines the control of room lighting, air conditioning, sockets charging and curtains monitoring for hotel to optimize energy use and reduce cost. Hotels can adjust the temperature in unoccupied rooms or open curtains only when guests have checked in to further monitor energy usage, suggested Jella Segers, Global lead for Hospitality at Signify.
Cundall’s study shows that 65% of the realized energy savings in the hotels studied were achieved due to the integration between Interact Hospitality and the hotel property management system. The remaining 35% energy savings are achieved due to the real-time occupancy control in the guest room.
“Based on seasonal changes, the Interact Hospitality system provides support to automatically update temperature setpoints across the hotel, balancing energy use with optimal guest comfort,” said Marcus Eckersley, Managing Director SEA for Cundall.
Through its open Application Program Interface (API), the Interact Hospitality system communicates to various hotel IT systems, from housekeeping to engineering, as well as guest tablets. Other than maximizing energy efficiency and meeting sustainability goals, staff productivity and guest experience are improved. Operations can be streamlined, and fast turnaround times are possible with minimal guest disruptions, as Interact Hospitality offers an intuitive dashboard with real-time displays of guest requests and room conditions.