Enhance Guest Comfort and Create a Distinct Experience

CytexOne Hospitality Solutions Make Hotels Smarter and More Eco-Friendly

The sharing economy has transformed the way we move around a city, accomplish household chores, and where we stay when we’re away from home, thanks to services like Uber, TaskRabbit, and Airbnb. Since its founding in 2008, Airbnb has severed over 30 million guests and its valuation, while privately held, exceeds that of hotel chains like Hyatt. According to HVS Consulting & Valuation, hotels lose an estimated $450 million in direct revenue each year to Airbnb. Hotel chains are taking notice and investing significant resources in order to deliver a consistent experience, something Airbnb can’t quite promise. Upgrading technology, in particular hotel shading control, will transform the way guests see your New York City property. Read on to learn more about CytexOne’s recommendations for creating a distinctive guest experience.

Is Your Industrial Facility Performing at Its Best?

CytexOne Offers Commercial Energy Management Solutions for the Northeast Region of the U.S.

Whether you manage a factory in Wilmington, DE or a commercial building in New Jersey, CytexOne offers expertise, technology, and innovative solutions that impact energy management and increase operational efficiency. We understand that gaining control of a facility’s energy consumption is an essential part of your job that goes hand-in-hand with a building’s automation system. Read on to learn more about an integrated building management system that supports your sustainability strategy.

Does Your Sustainability Strategy Involve Commercial Energy Management?

Building Automation Coupled With Energy Management Solutions Achieve Greater Results

In 2013, the City of Boston enacted the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) requiring all large- and medium-sized buildings to report their annual energy and water use to the City. That information is then made publicly available. In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent, such energy reporting and disclosure is intended to encourage building owners to increase energy efficiency, reduce energy costs, and utilize incentives such as Renew Boston. Read on to learn how these incentives coupled with building automation and energy management solutions can achieve greater results.

3 Trends Impacting the Hotel Industry

Lighting Control May Present Largest Financial Incentive

According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) hotels in the United States comprise more than five billion square feet of space and spend more than $7.5 billion on energy each year. This equates to an average spend of nearly $2,200 per available room each year on energy. Given these statistics, there are significant opportunities within the hotel industry to not only reduce energy consumption and thus its impact on the environment, but there is also a large and powerful financial incentive as well. When hoteliers consider any changes, it is important that those changes result in a healthy, productive and comfortable environment for guests. Thus, trends related to hotel lighting—responsible for a significant amount of energy usage—are the perfect place for Greenwich, Connecticut hoteliers to investigate further when considering changes that might impact both their guests and their bottom line.

5 Spaces that Benefit from Hotel Lighting Control

CytexOne Combines Technology and Luxury to Equal Energy Savings

Some dramatic changes have occurred within the hotel industry in recent years. One of the most notable is the transformation of the hotel environment from a place to sleep to a place that also includes gathering, entertaining, and work spaces. Other industry trends include additional focus on the overall guest experience, creation of social gathering spaces in bars and restaurants, and inclusion of spas and business traveler features. That being said, how does hotel lighting control play a role in your Washington D.C. hospitality facility?

5 Effortless Ways to Save Energy

Conserving energy at home shouldn’t sacrifice your comfort or make you feel deprived. It shouldn’t require a change of routine or lifestyle or create a lot of extra work. With an automation system at the helm of your house, you’ll never have to worry about being uncomfortable or inconvenienced, as the system is able to operate the lights, thermostats, and other power-hungry devices with the utmost efficiency. All you do is sit back and watch the system shave money off your monthly utility bill. Here are five ways an automation system can foster energy efficiency:

  1. All Off.  No longer will you leave a light on, a curling iron heating up, or the music playing as you leave the house for work, vacation or to run a few errands. An All Off command, which can be issued from a touchpanel, tablet or your smartphone can tell an automation system to sweep through the house to turn off and adjust as needed. The closing of the front door, the arming of a security system or a signal from a motion sensor can also trigger the housewide All Off edict.
  2. Curtain Call. Sunlight can quickly heat up a room, causing your AC system to go into overdrive. Motorized shades, when automated, can close at certain times of the day or when a sensor notices a heavy amount of sunshine.
  3. Stat Patrol. Thermostats can be finicky pieces of technology. But with an automation system in charge, their built-in schedulers become easier to manipulate. Plus, you’ll be able to sync the stats with the operation of other electronic devices; for instance, when the automation system tells the lights to turn off; the stats can set back too.
  4. Spin Cycle. Ceiling fans help circulate warm and cool air, making your heating and cooling system work more efficiently. By automating the fans, they can turn on and off at certain predetermined times of the day.
  5. Knowledge is Power. When you understand where your energy dollar is going, you can make better decisions on how and when you use the electronic systems in your house. With the right technology integrated, a home automation system can provide a real-time report of your household energy use, even breaking it down circuit by circuit if you want.