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Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora hotel

The Sol Meliá hotel chain, with 85.000 rooms in 30 countries, is Europe’s third largest. As part of the group’s SAVE initiative to minimize its environmental impact, energy-efficient lighting solutions were investigated.

The Project

The challenge for the chain’s newest hotel, the Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora in Tenerife (which opened in July 2008) was to find alternatives for conventional halogen lamps in the bedrooms. LEDs gave the idealsolution; requiring only 12 W of power to produce the same illumination as 35 W halogen equivalents.This represents energy savings of 66% and a 463 kg/year reduction in CO2 emissions per room. And thanks to an average lifetime of 50 000 hours, the lighting requires little or no maintenance. LEDs installed in the central ceiling dome of each bedroom further reduced consumption by 88%, and cut CO2 emissions by an additional 4269 kg/year.

The Solution

The Palacio de Isora hotel’s 20 communal areas now almost all use LED lighting, and both functional and decorative lighting solutions are equipped with a control system which can be used to create different lighting scenarios. There is also touch screen in each of the main rooms to control the lighting and maximise energy savings.

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