BRUSSELS—Siemens Building Technologies Division and Carlson Rezidor announce cooperation on energy saving programs in Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Europe. The target is 25 percent savings in five years.
The pilot project will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam, which will bring an estimated 30 percent saving on the total energy spend of the hotel with a total payback time of just over four years. It focuses on state of the art guestroom controls, optimization of the Siemens Building Management System, LEDs, and a number of additional quick win measures.
The Siemens energy optimization program involves performing an on-site audit, determining individual measurement criteria, and optimizing the building management systems and processes according to these criteria. Once the work is completed, the energy consumption data will be continuously monitored and optimized remotely by Siemens energy experts.
The important energy savings in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam are part of Think Planet, Rezidor’s energy saving program targeting 25 percent savings in five years. Launched in 2012 Think Planet builds on five pillars. Investment in energy saving solutions, such as the technology selected for Amsterdam, is one of its priorities. Other pillars are smart energy habits in operations, Think Planet energy saving tools with a very short payback time like motion sensors, an LED lighting retrofit across all hotels, and integrating strict Think Planet standards in newly built hotels and major renovations.
“This energy savings partnership with Siemens will help us to accelerate finding and implementing viable, creative and necessary solutions to save energy, costs and reduce environmental impact,” said Gottfried Hart, senior director, rnergy optimization at the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “The Amsterdam pilot project that we are launching today will serve as the basis for future similar projects that will substantially contribute to our Think Planet goals.”