Kempinski Dubai picks Telkonet energy system
Milwaukee, April 18, 2012
The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai has selected the cloud-based EcoSmart energy management platform of US-based Telkonet, developer of the patented Recovery Time technology.
The 506,000 sq ft (47,000 sq m) five-star hotel is attached to one of the biggest shopping malls in the world as well as the UAE’s first indoor ski slope. The hotel is 17 stories high, with an outside pool-terrace situated on the second floor and 393 rooms and suites including 15 chalets with views over the indoor ski slope.
The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, recipient of Best New Five Star Hotel and Best Tourism Project honors at the 2007 Mena Tourism Awards, selected EcoSmart's energy management technology to reduce energy usage while maintaining the property's high guest comfort standards.
Varis Energy, Telkonet's Middle East-based partner and energy management solution provider, has developed and will deliver the energy management solution.
The hotel expects EcoSmart to reduce overall electricity and chilled water consumption, in addition to extending the useful life of mechanical systems and cutting associated maintenance costs.
To ensure the continued comfort of guests, EcoSmart will integrate fully with the hotel's work order management system, streamlining response times to any reported issues in guestrooms.
Jayakumar Pillai, director of technical services at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates said, "We evaluated a number of solutions during our search for an effective room management system that could significantly reduce waste energy in our guestrooms without impacting our guests' experience.”
“We found that the Recovery Time technology employed in the EcoSmart system with its automated dynamic setback added to ease of installation in a retrofit scenario, the savings it can bring to engineering costs, and many other great features more than exceeded our initial requirements."
Alejandro Bernabe, the hotel's general manager, said, "Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has been implementing a rigorous environmental strategy since 2008 with a view to becoming Dubai's leading light in environmentally sound hotel operations.”
“We have won a number of awards that reinforce our stance on greener methods and systems. Deployment of the EcoSmart system is another step in our efforts to marry luxury with eco-friendliness within our operations, and we look forward to the completion of the implementation phase."
David Burns, CEO, Varis Energy, said, "This property wanted a web-based system that was simple to use, aesthetically pleasing, and most importantly capable of providing considerable energy savings without ever compromising guest comfort.”
“The ability of the EcoSmart system to self-monitor and enable the hotel management to respond to guest comfort issues from any web-connected device without needing to visit the rooms, were also important consideration. We installed a number of test rooms to evaluate the EcoSmart technology, and the EcoSmart system performed exceptionally well throughout the process, and we received remarkably positive feedback from the guests who stayed in the test rooms,” Burns added.
“As a new channel partner, we have a great working relationship with Varis Energy and are delighted with their abilities and to support them with this great win. We look forward to many more in their region," said Jason Tienor, CEO of Telkonet. – TradeArabia News Service