5-Star Hotel Adopts the ZENO InnPoint™ Gateway Platform and is Rewarded a 50% Utility Rebate
Buffalo,  New York,  United States

Salvatores Grand Hotel in Buffalo, NY maintained its 5-Star guest experience while retrofitting their facility with Verve wireless controls and ZENO gateway products with InnPoint software. Occupancy Detection & Response Like most hotel retrofits, this project began with the promise of reducing energy consumption when sold and unsold guestrooms are left vacant. The Salvatores Grand Hotel guestrooms were fitted with a Verve self-powered wireless keycard based system enabled by EnOcean energy harvesting technology to achieve this objective. Heating & Air Conditioning Units (PTACs) and bedside lamps were setback and turned off respectively in response to the occupancy status of the room. In addition, the Salvatores opted to network the in-room control systems together so that the guestrooms could be controlled remotely through the cloud and at the hotel front desk. The added functions, flexibility and control were enabled by the ZENO InnPoint Gateway Platform. For example - at check-in, the hotel front desk can now touch a button on a computer screen to set a guestroom in "Welcome Mode" prior to the guest's entry. ZENO InnPoint Gateway Platform Zeno Controls LLC has released a new hotel network front-end solution called InnPoint. The new software/hardware configuration is designed to remotely facilitate the control of room lighting, heating and cooling for improved energy savings and customer service. The resulting multi-technology platform supports EnOcean wireless communications, while also supporting other existing communication protocols such as BACnet, Modbus, TCP/IP and multiple interfaces like Mitsubishi's CMCN (City Multi Controls Network). The platform also supports other wireless communication protocols in order to propagate wireless signals throughout a building. Energy saving through remote control This technology delivers faster, simpler commissioning and installation of energy saving technologies while extending the functionality of Verve devices by making it possible for a hotel's front desk to remotely control the guestroom equipment. Based on occupancy, front desk staff can put a stop to energy waste by turning on or off room lighting and HVAC when guests are not in their rooms. This not only reduces energy costs, but it is respectful of the guest experience. In addition, because these controls are managed in the cloud, it is possible to monitor energy consumption online from anywhere in the world. InnPoint uses a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that collects data points from anywhere in the building and displays them in a programmable graphic user interface designed to optimize the ZENO/Can2Go Gateway. Open system architecture InnPoint can interface with the PMS to automatically update the room status for housekeeping data and/or transmit temperature/environmental data to other building systems. The InnPoint SCADA is built on a Window's 7 platform and is a combination hardware/software solution that can reside on any hotel network. The wireless devices in the room can be integrated with other wireless technologies because ZENO uses a "Dual Technology" Gateway that supports multiple end-devices standards. In addition to its truly open architecture, this modular system in-a-box offers a web browser based SCADA system, allowing the end user to monitor, operate and maintain a building remotely from anywhere through any available personal computer or smart phone that is connected to the internet.
Sustainability Features:

50% Utility Rebate In addition to the energy and maintenance savings inherent to the wireless controls, Salvatores Grand Hotel was also rewarded with a 50% rebate from the local utility company in New York. Using the rebate expertise of Zeno Controls, Salvatores was able to secure a rebate that cut the payback period of the system in half. ...
EnOcean is the originator of patented self-powered wireless technology. The company manufactures and markets maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for use in buildings and industrial installations as well as in further application fields such as smart home, smart metering, logistics or structural health monitoring. EnOcean products are based on a combination of miniaturised energy converters, ultra-low-power electronic circuitry and reliable wireless. Today wireless modules from EnOcean are integrated worldwide by more than 150 manufacturers to enable their system ideas for buildings, industry and the Internet of Things. There are already wireless components in use in more than 250,000 buildings. Leading companies worldwide from the building sector collected to form the EnOcean Alliance and establish innovative automation solutions for sustainable building projects – and so to make buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The core technology of the Alliance is EnOcean's energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. More than 350 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance, offering over 1,200 interoperable products based on the EnOcean standard.
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