How The London Marriott County Hall saved over 1.5 million kilowatt hours.
In the era of online reviews, guest comfort takes priority. Yet, while ‘front of house’ delivers business, what happens behind the scenes drives profitability. Here’s how the smart hotel operator can stop burning power, and start saving.
Try this simple sum. Let’s say a kilowatt (kWh) costs 10p and a hotel room costs £100 per night. How many rooms cover the cost of 1.5 million kWh?* At SSE Enterprise, we make energy saving concepts as real as we can for our hotelier customers. Of course, no guest ever left a five star review of your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system (HVAC) on a hotel rating website. And if no-one complains, all may seem well with your HVAC, which is why hotels often put ‘behind the scenes’ upgrades on the back boiler. Yet the business case can be compelling. Among a range of projects for Marriott, our energy management solution helped their London flagship save 1 million kWh of electricity and 0.5 million kWh of gas, year on year.
* The answer is 1,500 rooms. Or, to put it another way, wasting 1.5 million kWh would be like leaving a 200-room hotel completely empty for over a week.