Singapore - SensorFlow Pte Ltd, a Singapore based prop-tech start-up launches the Smart Room Allocation (SmartAlloc) system, a first-of-its-kind data-driven platform that helps reduce energy consumption by allocating guest bookings to the most energy-efficient room that also considers guests’ room preferences. This solution is now available for hotels across Southeast Asia and Europe.

During the COVID pandemic, the travel and hospitality industry was severely affected, with hotels experiencing extremely low occupancies. This created an opportunity for SensorFlow to develop a system that would help hotels to be energy efficient during such periods.

“We discovered that we can reduce energy consumption by an additional 30% by allocating guest bookings to rooms that are more energy efficient for the hotel’s HVAC system,” said Saikrishnan Ranganathan, CEO and co-founder of SensorFlow Pte Ltd.

SensorFlow’s Smart Room Allocation (SmartAlloc) Solution provides an energy-efficient room allocation plan based on known arrivals and departures, which is drawn with information gathered from SensorFlow’s Smart Room Energy Management (SmartREM) solution. SmartAlloc ensures the least number or the most efficient HVAC compressors are used and optimises the compressor’s load to maximise usage at the most energy-efficient state. This is particularly useful during times of low occupancy where the most efficient rooms can be easily allocated, reducing the hotel’s energy consumption.

To develop SmartAlloc, SensorFlow worked with its existing clients who had its Smart Room Energy Management system installed by monitoring energy consumption and wastage in individual guest rooms to test and analyse the results of the solution which showed that a hotel can save up to 25% of energy at a 30% occupancy level. This will help hotels reduce their carbon footprint, be more sustainable and help their operations team be more productive. SmartAlloc is also patent pending.

SensorFlow’s Smart Room Allocation (SmartAlloc) solution is an additional feature to SensorFlow’s Smart Room Energy Management (SmartREM) solution. These two solutions complement each other by creating a holistic energy management system that aims to increase a hotel’s energy efficiency, improve its operational productivity and make hotels more sustainable during both high and low occupancy times.

Heading towards COP26 goals

COP26 is the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in the UK this year, joining forces with civil society, companies, and people on the front line of climate change to establish climate action. The goals are very ambitious and target important emissions reductions by 2030, with a more ambitious goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

This is a goal that can only be achieved with collective efforts, and SensorFlow is in the front line when it comes to sustainability and emissions reduction.

Thanks to the Pay-As-You-Save model, every hotel can install SensorFlow’s technology without any upfront costs. This allows hotels to get quick and easy access to SensorFlow’s solutions without signing off for large CapEx costs, and start saving right away. The monthly payments cover the installation and implementation of the solution, including hardware, software and support services.

Hotels can start saving up to 50% on guest room HVAC costs immediately after installation.

About SensorFlow

SensorFlow Pte Ltd is an award-winning Singapore-based, prop-tech start-up that combines the use of smart wireless IoT solutions and AI to help buildings monitor, analyse and automate energy consumption for better productivity, sustainability, and energy efficiency. It was founded in 2016 by Saikrishnan Ranganathan and Max Pagel in response to the pressing need for energy optimisation worldwide.

In addition to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) management, SensorFlow’s solution offers real-time data insights on energy consumption, occupancy trends, and guest behaviours. These can be used to enhance the overall guest experience and improve management at the property and portfolio levels, as building managers get prompt alerts on faulty equipment. Housekeeping routes can also be optimised in real-time based on room occupancy data.

SensorFlow’s retrofit solution, which comprises sensors and proprietary networks, is quick and easy to install in as little as 5 minutes per room with no operational disruptions. Its ‘Pay As You Save’ payment model means there are no upfront costs for hotels. Hotels are expected to save up to 30 percent in total energy savings and up to 40 percent in maintenance costs.

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