Drawing from its two decades of energy auditing large Hotel properties across 22 countries, EEG has developed HEP, a unique portal for Hospitality Groups .
HEP was built bottom to top with their operation in mind and focuses on solving key pain points such as a lack of visibility and standardization in utilities reporting, a lack of sustained energy management planning across properties and a lack of cross communication between engineering departments .
HEP focuses on four main axis:
In addition, an optional IoT Connector enabling Gateways to gather real time and historical data from any metering device or equipment of a property can be integrated to HEP.
The energy data analytics industry may be in a transition phase as it adjusts to the avalanche of numbers coming from increasing common submeters and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms that are being introduced aggressively.
On the other hand, Hotel properties have a large number of data that are both utilities and operations related which need to be correlated, analyzed and understood. As data analytics become crucial , Hotels need to have an easy to use, intuitive and scalable reporting system that could turn all data into insights.
With HEP, users can:
Spend more time Analyzing, Less Processing: Productivity and Time efficiency are all about spending more time analyzing data and less time processing it. Once the system is setup, raw daily and monthly data can be seamlessly uploaded using special Excel connectors that would connect to any existing Excel sheets used by the sites.
Enjoy a comprehensive Report Module: Drilling on all the raw data from a macro or granular ways, HEP’s reporting is based on the following:
Have dashboards accessed anywhere: HEP has a regional/group managers’ user type dashboard allowing the visibility of the KPIs of all properties in one page or site users type that will have a comprehensive site dashboard.
HEP is a SaaS which means it can be accessed from any browser , anytime.
Data Analytics is incomplete if itsn't also correlated to implemented Efficiency Measures. On the other hand, there is always a difficulty for Hospitality Groups to align all properties on efficiency projects , or in fact to track the various actions taken. This is why HEP includes a set of features that will help each property as well as the regional or group management to drive efficiency projects forward. These are:
Dynamic Knowledgebase/Technical Library: It is a technical library/catalogue that is expandable and covers all key categories such as HVAC, Steam & Hot Water Systems and operations. Every category is developed through a set of subcategories and all the related Efficiency Actions. Properties can then browse the catalogue , pick any valid action and add it to their 'Action Plan'. Alternatively, users can add new Efficiency Measures to the catalogue which will be also shared with the other users/properties on the portal.
Efficiency Measures Action (EMA) Centre: This is the 'Project Management' module of HEP providing full visibility across each property as well as regional and group management . It clearly indicates 'who is doing what' along the key parameters of each Efficiency Measure and the possibility to have comments and files attached to each. From a Regional or Group Management perspectives, EMAs can be tracked across individual properties , regions and categories.
Energy Audit Centre: Energy audit reports are stored in a specific section while the last audited date is visible on the main Dashboard. Both help have central access to key information while tracking the lagging properties.
HEP’s Discussion board is meant to enhance the cooperation between all engineering departments of a Hospitality Group and push the overall cooperation and dynamism into higher levels. Combined with the HEP overall features, it turns every property from a virtual 'island' to a cluster of sites and users with an ehnaced team spirit and efficiencies across the board.
Forums include subtopics related to the key technical operation of a Hotel property such as HVAC, Energy procurement or just assistance as seen in the below snapshot.
From local hardware to cloud interface. HEP’s optional IoT module revolves around Gateways that communicate with multiple devices, equipment and protocols. The potential metering solution enables remote real-time measurement and data acquisition from different types of meters (eg: energy, gas, water, sewage, air quality) through an IoT Connector or through standard Ethernet or GPRS communication interface.
The configuration is flexible as it can virtually enable measuring and/or connecting to any type of device or equipment bringing further depth to HEP..
For more info on EEG's IoT click here