Energy is the second highest operating cost component in the lodging industry and 50% to 80% of these costs are related to HVAC system operation. Hoteliers and other hospitality managers must balance this concern with the imperative of providing visitors with high and consistent levels of comfort, not just in terms of temperature, but air quality and acoustics. Finally, systems must meet the often very different demands of different areas of a facility, from food preparation to auditoriums to swimming pools.
Intelligent system design can balance all these concerns. Trane airside and waterside options capture energy that would otherwise be lost in one area and use it in another, turning a facility’s differing environments to their cost and energy-efficiency advantage – without compromising comfort.
When reliability is critical, Trane experts also provide detailed contingency solutions, including supplemental and back-up HVAC systems, stock equipment options and backup electric generation.
The Convention Center Dublin (The CCD), Ireland’s first purpose-built convention center, has a management team committed to long-term sustainability in accordance with the International Organisation for Standardisation 14001 publication and is currently seeking accreditation.
Le Meridien is an international five-star hotel in the heart of Bangalore city. The brand epitomizes luxury yet is conscious of its environmental footprint. The hotel wanted to upgrade its HVAC system from reciprocating chillers which were installed in 1985. The aim was to improve energy efficiency, ensure reliability and reduce service costs.
The owners of this 137-room hotel, built in the 1950s, wanted to ensure sufficient cooling capacity and improved levels of guest comfort following planned renovation of guest rooms. An extensive energy audit identified a number of changes that would deliver reduction in energy costs and environmental responsibility. Upgrades to the plant would need to adhere to a rigorous project schedule to ensure that guest comfort was not compromised at any stage.