The SpringHill Suites by Marriott
in Richardson, Texas, is realizing the benefits of wireless energy management. Using the award-winning Verve Keycard
Switch from ZENO Controls LLC
, property operator Lowen Hospitality Management is saving energy and money by empowering guests to control lights, outlets and the HVAC system in rooms. The wireless system is working so well at the property that Lowen Hospitality Management is planning on implementing the Verve Keycard Switch at all new-construction projects going forward.
Powered by Zeno and enabled by EnOcean, the Verve Keycard Switch is small, wireless, and requires no batteries to operate. When a guest enters the room, he or she places the room key into the slot on the KeyCard Switch which then transmits a wireless signal. When in place, guests have complete control over the lights, outlets and the HVAC unit in the room. When removed, the room is designated as unoccupied and electrical devices will turn off or go into eco set back mode, preventing the room’s temperature from moving outside of a comfortable range on return.
EnOcean-based systems have been proven nationwide in hotels to save between 20 percent and 45 percent in energy, and hoteliers have reported recouping their investment in less than one year.