Westin Buckhead Atlanta Reduces Energy Use by 55 Percent

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Westin Buckhead Atlanta Reduces Energy Use by 55 Percent

01/08/2015
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta has implemented an INNCOM Energy Management System as part of a comprehensive strategy to support its Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ “30/20 by 20” environmental initiatives. The 358-room property installed e4 Smart Digital Thermostats with the patented ecoMODE® feature, INNcontrol 3 Central Room Management software, and a full INNCOM property management system interface.
 
“The goal of Starwood’s “30/20 by 20” program is to reduce energy use by 30 percent and cut water consumption by 20 percent by 2020 at every property,” said Robert Attaway, director of engineering for The Westin Buckhead Atlanta. “We implemented INNCOM’s guest room energy management system technology throughout our hotel to meet these aggressive standards.”
 
The property’s INNCOM E528 Smart Digital Thermostats with room occupancy sensors enable precise temperature management. Room controls are linked to INNcontrol 3 software via a Deep Mesh Network that monitors guestroom condition and status and reports in real-time to INNCOM’s System. INNCOM is a Honeywell brand and a leading global provider of integrated room automation systems for the hotel industry.
 
INNCOM’s thermostats have sensors that show when a room is occupied. This informs the system’s configurable temperature setbacks to keep empty room temperatures within comfortable limits. The Westin Buckhead has seen savings of 35 percent in cooling in shoulder months, and between 50 to 60 percent energy savings in winter.
 
INNCOM also identifies rooms that show an incorrect setback temperature to maintain energy efficiency and guest comfort.