Lighting Automation and Control: a Surge of Creative Solutions

California’s Title 24 has launched a trend of lighting automation and control. It extends well beyond California’s borders. Its momentum continues in states across the country. Title 24 concepts are a regular part of energy efficiency conversations in other states, where it is used as a barometer. They look to California’s program, examining the results …

The Misunderstood but Invaluable Occupancy-Based Thermostat

In our business, we sometimes forget that “occupancy-based” thermostats are misunderstood as just another kind of programmable setback thermostat. But a change in occupancy of any room occurs everyday everywhere in everyone’s life – we live and breathe it. But apparently not everyone else understands this. Who knew? If you’re not geeked out on occupancy-based …

Rolling Out Smart Speakers at Your Property

Part 2 of 2 Last time, we offered statistics on voice-enabled personal assistants and their explosion into the home market. We outlined some popular and creative ways the hospitality industry can use smart speakers in guest rooms: in-room controls, hotel services and broader concierge services. Today we talk about guest reactions, how your smart speakers …

Questions to Ask When Choosing an HVAC Controls Company

Shopping for New Thermostats? A Good HVAC Controls Company Should Ask You These Questions New smart thermostats for your property is an investment in time, labor and funds. Your time investment begins with researching your options. If you haven’t purchased HVAC controls within the past few years, it might be an eye-opener. Options have expanded …

Hospitality Benefits of Eco-Based Technology

The primary reason hoteliers invest in occupancy-based technology is to save energy — about 25-40% on their energy bills per guest room. But there are other reasons to look at occupancy-based technology, beyond energy savings. Increased Guest Delight Occupancy-based controls in hospitality environments can actually add to guest comfort if implemented correctly. Use occupancy sensors …