Schneider Electric Working Towards Reducing the Operational Cost of Hotels

The hotel plays a very important role in the energy consumption segment. The most important criteria in the hotels are how to manage the operational expenses keeping the guest experience into consideration. Shrinivas Chebbi, President Building Business, Greater India Zone, Schneider Electric India in the Innovation summit spoke about some of the key points where Schneider Electric is helping the hospitality sector.

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IN THE MIDST of new digital age where IoT, artificial intelligence, and digitization are enabling companies to be dramatically more efficient, building a sustainable India is the major focus area of the government. In India where 80 percent of skyscrapers are yet to be built; there lies a huge challenge to drive the sustainable growth and reducing the carbon footprint by half also answering to the demand of energy requirement.

Bringing answers to the above, Schneider Electric, hosted its Innovation Summit for the very first time in India. The Summit brought together key industry leaders who shared critical insights to grow a digital economy, navigating it with disruptive technology tools. The Innovation Summit also echoed the company’s commitment to a sustainability agenda and its complete alignment with Government of India's long-term goal of bringing down carbon footprint.

The hotel plays a very important role in the energy consumption segment. The most important criteria in the hotels are how to manage the operational expenses keeping the guest experience into consideration. Shrinivas Chebbi, President Building Business, Greater India Zone, Schneider Electric India in the Innovation summit spoke about some of the key points where Schneider Electric is helping the hospitality sector. 

“Schneider Electric offers a complete set of solutions to the hotel architecture. We have a common architecture called eco-structure which is meant for building industry or data centres. We work with large hotel chains as well as large local chains of India proving solutions which are extremely cost-effective. We have specially designed solutions to fulfil the needs of Indian customers,” Chebbi said.

Chebbi cited the example of disruptors in the hospitality market of India that are setting examples to the niche hospitality segment. “They are not very expensive but they are so much well translated in the market need for their services and quality of stay. The main objective of all hotels to provide an exceptional guest experience that ensures customer loyalty while achieving a positive return on investment. Reducing operational costs and maximizing staff productivity allows hotels to provide guests with an inspiring, memorable ambience and a connected, digital experience that they expect,” he stated.

Some of the solutions Schneider Electric promises for the hospitality sector are:

Integrated Building Management Solutions

The integrated platform connects all assets, systems, devices, and services for monitoring, analysis, and control of your hotel. Turn system data at the automation level into valuable business information at the management level.

Guest Room Management Solutions

Guest rooms are unoccupied 70 percent of the time, yet account for 40-80 percent of energy consumption in hotels. While enjoying their rooms, guests expect a personalized, connected, intuitive digital experience. They want comfort, convenience, and control. With the integrated guest room management solutions, the very technology that gives guests control can help to drive down energy costs by 25-44 percent.

Common Area Solutions

Integrated common area solutions provide flexible, dynamic control of public spaces, conference rooms and stage areas, and ensure safety in case of emergency.

Electrical Power & Energy Management Solutions

Hotels need to reduce energy consumption, protect against grid disturbances,  anticipate power distribution problems, and detect equipment maintenance issues—all while ensuring a safe and reliable electrical distribution system. Schneider’s solutions provide visibility and control of the hotel’s energy consumption and power systems, enabling to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs while providing safety to guests and staff.



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