Cape hotel wins top energy ranking

August 4th, 2014, Published in Articles: Energize


The Three Cities Bantry Bay Suite Hotel occupies the top ranking in the Hotels category of the 2012 National Energy Barometer Survey. Almost 20 years ago heat-pump technology was installed at the Royal Hotel, previously one of the Three Cities Management portfolio hotels, as it recognised the importance of efficient hot water generation long before the energy efficiency drive was in full swing.

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Since then, many projects have been implemented and initiatives are ongoing, according to Murray Burger, the group’s engineer. Equipment is controlled to limit wastage in unoccupied areas, are done through, for example, building segmentation and individual room control. Measurement and verification of various technologies is being integrated including, heat-pumps, geyser optimisation, lighting, occupancy control and HVAC systems, and the installation and rollout of a high resolution advanced metering infrastructure at various properties. A full commitment to Eskom’s IDM programme – including the installation of energy efficient lighting and low-flow showerheads, has been instrumental in making many reductions possible.

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