ABB KNX solution makes InterContinental Hotel Al Khobar energy-efficient

ABB KNX solution makes InterContinental Hotel Al Khobar energy-efficient
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Published December 26th, 2010 - 08:38 GMT

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has supplied a lighting control system that aims to significantly reduce energy consumption at the InterContinental Hotel Al Khobar.

The InterContinental Al Khobar, which opened in 2009, will be the first hotel in Al Khobar to implement ABB's KNX-based technology, which will allow the facility's management to control lighting throughout the six-storey building. Individual functions include automatic lighting control, timer control, and a host of custom light scenes.

ABB's lighting control system will provide the hotel with controllers for maintaining constant lighting levels through a combination of natural and artificial light as well as motion and presence sensors for the automatic control of lighting and other consumer loads according to need, both indoors and externally. The KNX lighting control system was implemented by ABB partner Nassli.

According to Ali Nazzal, senior sales and operation manager for Smart Home and Intelligent Building Controls for ABB Saudi Arabia, the company's lighting control technology will reduce energy consumption significantly at the InterContinental Hotel Al Khobar.

"Hotels across the region have enjoyed up to 30% energy savings based on power consumption after installation of KNX intelligent building control solutions from ABB. When you consider the size of the InterContinental Hotel Al Khobar the potential for energy saving is significant," reveals Nazzal.

Situated in the heart of Al Khobar and with 112 guest rooms, executive floors, and other modern amenities, the InterContinental Hotel Al Khobar is fast becoming the hotel of choice for business travelers to the Eastern Region.

"With environmental sustainability high on our agenda, we wanted to implement a lighting solution that would reduce our carbon footprint and increase our guest's comfort at the same time," said Josef Sorger, General Manager at the InterContinental Hotel Al Khobar. "To our delight ABB was able to deliver a guest-friendly solution that did both." 

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