ABB to unveil energy-efficient solutions
Dubai, May 15, 2010
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is set to showcase its 'intelligent building control solutions' and other energy efficient systems at the upcoming Hotel Show in Dubai.
The expo, which runs from May 18 to 20, will see ABB unveil its 'Room Master system', that uses touch screens and remote controls to allow hotel guests to control all hotel room appliances, including lighting, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), as well as room access and shading.
It relies on sensors and motion detectors to determine when and how much light and heat or cooling is needed in each room.
Specifically, a presence detector used for control of the room lighting can simultaneously switch the room thermostat to absent mode as soon as the room is unoccupied for an extended period. All this leads to significant energy savings.
ABB will demonstrate how its intelligent building control solution and other offerings can increase energy efficiency for leading hotels in the region, said a top official.
“The system’s ability to control energy-intensive functions, such as air conditioning and lighting in each room, can reduce power consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 40 per cent,” revealed Tarek Zakaria, intelligent building technology manager for ABB in the Gulf.
“This will help hotels become more energy-efficient and appealing to environmentally-conscious tourists and business travellers,” he noted.
ABB’s solution is seamlessly integrated into the hotel’s system via the tried and tested KNX bus technology – the world’s first open standard for the control of all types of intelligent buildings - industrial, commercial and residential.
ABB will also be touting its latest range of variable speed drives through on-stand presentations. ABB drives enable a hotel’s HVAC motors to run efficiently at optimal speed as and when required; instead of running constantly at fixed speeds.
The company’s ACH550 drive installation at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai has helped the iconic hotel reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 35 per cent.
'ABB’s Room Master solution along with other ABB offerings will be on display at stand no.7B331 in hall 7. Visitors can also learn more about how Room Master solution increases energy efficiency and enables climate control at the event’s Seven Star Conference on Wednesday, May 19 from 3 to 4pm,' Zakaria said.
The KNX-based technology is currently installed in top hotels across the Middle East, including the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE, La Cigale Hotel in Doha, Qatar and the Four Seasons Hotel in Alexandria, Egypt, the official said.
Most recently, the technology was selected by Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to help it become the first green hotel in the capital, he added.-TradeArabia News Service