UK’s largest hotel group embarks on energy efficiency project


Forest Rock has secured an ongoing supply contract with a leading hotel group.

In partnership with a Big six utilities company, the contract will see Forest Rock deliver a suite of IOT solutions for one of the UK’s largest hotel groups.

The deployed devices will deliver energy and operational efficiency savings for the hotel group through the effective and central management of the group’s individual air conditioning systems. The move is very much in line with predictions for IoT adoption by global experts.

Each hotel has between 50 and 200 air conditioning units throughout each of the 50 hotels, the efficient and centralised operations of these air conditioning systems is imperative to reduce the hotel group’s carbon footprint and aid in its drive for operational and energy efficiency.

Forest Rock is installing the Procon Melco Jace 8000 which is an interface device that works with the Mitsubishi Air Conditioning Systems providing connectivity to M-NET centralised controllers. These devices are available exclusively through Forest Rock.

Single or multiple units, dependent upon hotel size, will be installed in each of the hotel chains sites. The Melco Jace system will provide the utilities company with a cost-effective option for connectivity and operation of the Mitsubishi air-conditioning units. This will allow for changes to temperature from a remote location and also remote monitoring from a single seat.

A direct result of the ease of installation and configuration of the Melco Jace, has seen the utility company saving over 50% on installation time thereby allowing for rapid deployment and at a much lower cost to the customer.

Michael Kirkland, managing director at Forest Rock, said: “The hotel group has enjoyed significant key benefits since installation such as improved room monitoring, ability to change environmental conditions and enhanced graphical representation of the sites.”