Marriott International is working with Schneider Electric Pty.Ltd to drive energy and carbon reduction goals across their global portfolio of hotels. Having implemented Schneider’s EcoStruxure Building solution, Marriott is making luxury and efficiency work together to deliver a world-class experience to their guests while achieving up to 15% energy savings across their operation.

Key challenges for Marriott International included meeting the rising demand for hotels due to China's active promotion of domestic tourism; using scalable, repeatable hotel technology solutions that met brand standards; complying with the company's ambitious carbon and energy reduction goals, with a target to reduce energy consumption by 20% over 2007 levels by 2020; and controlling costs without compromising high standards for exceptional guest satisfaction.

Sustainability and efficiency with EcoStruxure for Hotels

Apps, Analytics and Services: EcoStruxure Resource Advisor

Edge Control: EcoStruxure Building Operation, EcoStruxure Lighting Expert, EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert

Connected Products: Automation servers, network controllers, room controllers, LV/MV switchgear, transformers, power meters, circuit breakers, variable speed drives, UPS and wiring devices

Key features:

  • Enterprise-wide sustainability tracking and reporting application supporting 16 languages; tracks and measures energy use, emissions and waste, along with energy efficiency projects, goals and performance against goals.
  • IoT-enabled building management, guest room management, power management and lighting control software and hardware.
  • System integration leverages automation and connectivity for optimal efficiency and comfort.
  • Ongoing training and workshops hosted by Marriott and Schneider Electric to ensure that consultants and owners have the right information and skills to meet Marriott's goals for sustainable hotels.

The results

In addition to achieving energy savings of 10-15%, Marriott International’s close collaboration with Schneider Electric is ensuring scalable, repeatable hotel technology solutions that meet the hotel’s brand standards. The sustainability reporting will further drive energy and carbon savings across Marriott's global portfolio of hotels.