EcoStruxure™ Building helps luxury hotel retrofit for maximum efficiency

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One of the most luxurious hotels in Sydney, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park is well-known as a leader in the Australian hotel landscape. Owned by Marriott International, the hotel has 557 rooms and suites, several dining areas, a heated swimming pool and spa area, and 18 multi function meeting rooms. The hotel prides itself on maintaining facilities to a high standard, with top quality furnishings and products used throughout. This same philosophy has been adhered to during an upgrade of the hotel’s backend systems.

The upgrade has resulted in an increase in energy efficiency at the hotel, allowing management to take advantage of AusIndustry’s Green Building Fund, which required a reduction in the hotel’s environmental footprint, energy consumption and improvement in overall energy efficiency.

Key recommendations

To begin the process, management at Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park contracted Enman, a company specializing in efficiency improvements, to conduct an audit of their building management systems Enman put forward a number of recommendations to reduce energy usage at the hotel, including refurbishment of the hotel’s chiller, HVAC ,lighting control systems. One of the key recommendations was an upgrade of the existing building management system (BMS). The incumbent BMS was of an age that the system was no longer supported by the manufacturer.

Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Building solution was specified by Enman to replace the BMS, with Enman citing the Schneider Electric solution as the most suitable for the project. Schneider Electric was chosen to supply the solution on the merits of the project cost, delivery of energy savings and ongoing maintenance costs.

An open and scalable solution

EcoStruxure Building combines proven software with hardware innovation to connect everything from sensors to services over one IP backbone. Built upon open standards and end-to-end cybersecurity, our comprehensive solution seamlessly integrates and facilitates data exchange from energy, lighting, HVAC and fire safety systems while leveraging digitization and big data to make buildings smarter and more efficient. The system is designed for compatibility with existing or  and devices and is open and scalable to expand with the building enterprise’s future needs.

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Full control – anywhere, anytime

At Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, the EcoStruxure Building solution extends control and provides energy monitoring, reporting, and savings for the building. It also provides for the car park and a high-level interface to the new chillers. Authorized operators can access the system via the internet – from anywhere, at any time. The solution also provides for customized workspaces on the hotel’s operating systems so that building managers can make informed decisions on energy usage and control. Additional control points were installed into the system and 37 new Schneider Electric variable speed drives, all featuring LON interface cards, were installed.

The bottom line

Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park is a living, breathing example of how businesses, even those with a heavy focus on hospitality, can achieve greater energy efficiencies. From the very beginning, the hotel achieved double-digit percentage energy savings. “We have already saved 15% on our first month’s energy bill since the upgrade was completed,” said Andrew Smith, Regional Director of Engineering, Starwood Pacific Hotels.

Go deeper into Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park’s energy efficiency story by accessing the full case study, or learn more about our hotel power management, guest room management and building management solutions.

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