Saudi hotel saves energy with LED lighting

LED lighting is behind the Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar’s drive for greater sustainability. Environmental assessor Green Globe recently re-certified the Saudi hotel for the fourth year running with the property attaining a high compliance score of 82%.

Overall, the hotel achieved commendable energy reductions in 2015. The property is now 75% integrated with LED lighting technology that annually saves around 8% of total energy consumption. In addition, the adiabatic air cooling system installed on two of the hotel’s chillers has shown very good results during the last two months with an energy saving of 8-10%.

The property’s energy usage is monitored daily by its technical department as well as monthly with the Hotel Optimizer Management system. This system is managed by Farnek, Green Globe’s preferred partner in the Middle East, and records and minimises all energy consumption generated from electricity, fuel and gas.

The system is also used to monitor water usage and records individual waste materials such as cardboard, paper, glass and cooking oil in order to minimise consumption and meet environmental responsibilities.

Peter Hoesli, General Manager at Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar said: “Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar is continuously supporting the community in different ways. We focus on energy conservation and also social development, by supporting company start-ups by women and producing sweets and other amenities for sale at the hotel’s Deli Shop.”