Energy saving solution for hotels: how real-time data and insights help

Understanding the biggest energy pig in your hotel

Hotel owners and managers are always looking for ways to reduce their energy consumption. They have a lot to worry about, but one of the most important things they can do is figure out what’s the biggest energy consumer in their hotel.

Your hotel’s biggest energy consumer is your heating and cooling system. He is responsible until 53% of total energy consumption in many hotels.

A smart room energy management system will help you reduce costs and energy consumption. SensorFlow SmartREM, with real-time data and insights, further improves how your hotel saves energy and operates more productively.

Empowering hotels with real-time data and insights

Hotels have been a vital part of the tourism industry for centuries. And with the advent of the internet, hotels are also key players in the online travel industry.

With an ever-increasing number of hotels and resorts to choose from, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for travelers to make informed decisions about where to stay.

To help with this process, hotels are now using real-time data and insights to improve the guest experience while becoming more sustainable at the same time – an important fact to note as proven by recent search that 73% of hotel visitors worldwide would prefer an eco-sustainable hotel to a traditional hotel.

Hotels can be more energy efficient and more sustainable by using IoT and AI-based energy saving solutions for hotels. We expand further on how real-time data and insights can help your hotel:

1. Smart HVAC Automation

In SensorFlow’s intelligent HVAC automation systems, occupancy sensors detect movement in the room and report real-time occupancy status to the gateway for data processing.

The thermostat then turns off the HVAC or changes its settings to a more energy-efficient mode.

Intelligent HVAC automation saves up to 30% of the hotel’s total HVAC energy costs.

Automation is fully configurable via a cloud-based dashboard at the building or room level, depending on the hotel’s needs. A really convenient factor is that hotel staff can remotely adjust setpoint limits, automation times, and various power-saving modes.

2. Smart room maintenance

Our further study 64,000 bedroom nights shows that 54% of customers do not turn off the air conditioning when they open doors and windows. Having an automated system that detects when a door or window is left open with the HVAC running can give hotels up to 20% more savings.

Hotels not only save on energy consumption. Door sensors, smart thermostats and energy meters can help by continuously collecting data about the room environment, such as measuring the room’s humidity level and atmospheric pressure and monitoring HVAC energy consumption.

These valuable data points about the room environment can be analyzed and interpreted into trends to generate data-driven insights to build operating strategies.

The engineering team is also able to monitor the impact of maintenance work on HAVC performance, cost and humidity with timely alerts on rooms at risk of humidity issues and/or rooms with faulty HVAC systems.

3. Operational productivity​

How does intelligent automation contribute to hotel operational productivity?

First, hotel staff can remotely view the status of the hotel environment and control HVAC settings for all rooms, minimizing unnecessary guest contact while dramatically speeding up turnaround times. resolution of HVAC complaints.

In addition, hotel operations staff can use information from real-time, property-wide views of individual room occupancy status and system performance to conduct operational activities. strategic and efficient, such as housekeeping, maintenance schedule and other room services.

4. Analytics and Data Analysis Services

The beauty of Ai technology is that it gives you various data to work with, from your information on energy savings, HVAC system performance, room humidity, trends and customer behaviors. , and many others.

By leveraging the actionable insights from these reports, hotel management can then develop advanced data-driven strategies to maximize their operational productivity and resource efficiency, improve their guest experience, and enhance their sustainability. overall.

Easy and fast upgrade to smart hotel software technology

Perhaps one of the major drawbacks of smart automation is installation disruption, which often takes months, resulting in major disruption to hotel service due to installation shutdown and noise pollution.

The good news is that there is a solution to this problem, which is Upgrade. SensorFlow’s solution uses adaptable wireless sensors that are compatible with most types of HVAC systems to automate and optimize your hotel’s energy efficiency.

SensorFlow’s battery-powered wireless devices can be easily retrofitted with little disruption to your daily operations.

As SensorFlow’s smart hotel software is also committed to minimizing the environmental impact of our operations, we are mindful of the lifecycle management of all our products to prevent improper disposal. Our products come with a 5 year warranty, although we expect the devices to last longer than the warranty years.

Mainly, the solutions are:

  • Non invasive – SensorFlow’s wireless devices easily adapt to any new or existing system, with installations taking only 5 minutes per room. This means there is no downtime or operational disruptions.
  • Works without Wi-Fi – The SensorFlow family of devices is connected via our proprietary network. Stay worry-free as our system still automates, monitors and collects data even if your Wi-Fi is down.
  • Easily integrated – Compatible with most HVAC systems allowing your hotel to be more energy efficient, increase operational productivity and be a sustainable building or brand.

How to save energy in hotels: conclusion

SensorFlow is fully committed to helping its customers maximize the use of our solution to achieve their hotels’ specific operational goals. From customizable reports to dedicated guest success managers, our solution is always tailored to make smart hotel management easier for you.

Learn more how SensorFlow services can help you.

About Sensor Flow

SensorFlow Pte. is an award-winning Singapore-based proptech start-up combining the use of smart wireless IoT and AI solutions to help buildings monitor, analyze and automate energy consumption for better productivity, sustainability and energy efficiency. It was founded in 2016 by Saikrishnan Ranganathan and Max Pagel in response to the pressing need for energy optimization in the world.

In addition to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) management, SensorFlow’s solution offers real-time insights into energy usage, occupancy trends, and guest behaviors. These can be used to improve the overall in-room guest experience and create better management at the property and portfolio level, as property managers receive timely alerts to faulty equipment. Housekeeping routes can also be optimized in real time based on room occupancy data.

SensorFlow’s retrofit solution, which includes proprietary sensors and networks, is quick and easy to install in less than 5 minutes per room and with no downtime. Its Pay-As-You-Save model means there are no upfront costs. Alternative agreements can also be provided with a one-time upfront payment for increased savings over time. Hotels are expected to save up to 30% in total energy savings and up to 40% in maintenance costs.

For more information, please visit:

Keira Mokhtar
Marketing Manager
SensorFlow Pte Ltd.