PERCENT

Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Energy Performance Contracts in the hospitality sector

Summary

The PERCENT project is a study under Article 3 (d) of the Innovation Support Fund to Encourage Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Energy Performance Contracts in the hospitality sector, which aims to effectively support the knowledge of public and private entities in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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Results


  • Task 1: Selection of the 25 (5 with geothermal systems) case study hotels for the installation of the measuring system Hotel Adaptation Tracker (HAT);
  • Task 2: Installation of metering system for energy monitoring and alarmistic in the 25 hotels;
  • Task 3: Adjust the HAT system evaluation parameters for each hotel and define the baseline;
  • Task 4: Proposal of actions to improve the energy efficiency of hotels;
  • Task 5: Proposal for Energy Performance Contract to support the implementation of rehabilitation actions to increase the energy efficiency and renewable energy;
  • Task 6: Dissemination of Project results.

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Team

LNEC
Principal Investigator: Armando Pinto,
Anabela Oliveira, João Rogeiro, Ricardo Martins, Joana Teixeira, António Silva Santos

AHP
Pedro Valentim Ramos

ATP
João Pinto Barbosa

Schneider
Luis Hagatong

IPMA
Fátima Espirito Santo Coelho, Álvaro Pimpão

Financial support

The Project Percent is financed by FAI (Innovation Support Fund) whose mission is to support innovation, technological development and investment in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency, in fulfilment of the goals defined in the National Plan of Action for Renewable Energies (PNAER), the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (PNAEE) and the national energy strategy.

 

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Contacts


Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil
Av. do Brasil, 101
1700-066 LISBOA
PORTUGAL

Armando Pinto

218 443 854

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract

The PERCENT project is a study under Article 3 (d) of the Innovation Support Fund to Encourage Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Energy Performance Contracts in the hospitality sector, which aims to effectively support the knowledge of public and private entities in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Energy efficiency has become an growing requirement for hotels at national and international level, while promoting a range of opportunities for entities to improve their energy efficiency in a climate change context.
Hotels are buildings with high specific energy consumption (eg about 10 times larger that of a residential unit), with energy being the second main cost after human resources. Older hotels with inefficient equipment require significant investments to improve their energy efficiency. The incorporation of renewable energies (eg solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass) in hotels is small, despite its potential revenue in Portugal. The daily monitoring and management of energy consumption is often carried out manually and lack of expertise in their analysis. In addition, there are few hotels with energy certificates and energy audits.
Hotels are more aware of rehabilitation actions with direct impact on customers (eg, decor, amenities, services) than in Energy Efficiency or Renewable Energy iniciatives, that require detailed, less accessible studies to the hospitality sector.
This research project aims to develop a method and tools that will enable Portuguese hotels to improve their energy performance through ICT, with economic advantages while simultaneously promoting their access to the energy services market. On the other side, this study aims to provide public entities with tools to support the development of public policies.

Objectives

The present project provide a collaborative approach of knowledge transfer to increase the energy efficiency in hotels, in articulation with the objectives of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (PNAEE) and the Directive on Energy Efficiency. The proposed approach and its implementation is based on Information and Communication Technologies and will allow in a cost-effective way:

  • To transfer knowledge and create confidence in hotels (from the manager to the technicians) to support energy management by implementing an innovative energy monitoring and alarmistic system (providing saving of 5% to 10%), with an automatic data measurement and transmission connected to the Hotel Adaptation Tracker (HAT) tool, which is supported by Building dynamic Energy Simulation Models that allows the identification of deviations and daily evaluation of the energy efficiency of the hotel.
  • Provide hotels with an affordable and cost-effective energy diagnosis via ICT. The diagnosis will be made by the hotels following the methodology and tool HAT 2.0 of LNEC. The diagnosis results in the identification of cost-effective measures to improve and rehabilitate energy systems, the thermal quality of buildings envelope and the potential for the incorporation of renewable energies, which can be streamlined with energy performance contracts, with return periods accepted by hotels.
  • Establish action plans for energy efficiency management for each hotel, supported by real-time monitoring and alarmistic and optimized cost-effective solutions.