Type of project: Refurbishment
Installer Company: Fridge Spares Wholesalers (FSW)
Year installation: 2012
Background: After responding to customer feedback, the Mercure Norwich Hotel’s owners embarked on a project to install in-room air conditioning to enhance the comfort of their stay.
Project Challenge: The hotel required stylish indoor units, capable of providing cost-effective, reliable air conditioning in the 68 bedrooms of the hotel.
Solution: 45 Panasonic Etherea ECONAVI air conditioning units were fitted because the innovatively eco-friendly units proved to be an all-round cost-effective and energy-saving solution. Panasonic’s Etherea range incorporates the innovative Econavi technology. Econavi features an intelligent human activity sensor to optimise air conditioner operation according to room conditions – it detects and reacts to human presence and activities.
Building Energy analysis: The hotel rooms are now constantly monitored with the ECONAVI sensors and patrol systems; detecting human presence and levels of activity, adjusting the cooling, heating and air flow levels accordingly.
3rd Party Comments: “Fundamentally the ECONAVI system within Panasonic’s air conditioning wall mounts really sold it to us as suppliers and advisors. We knew from the off-set that contractors and consumers alike can see the obvious benefits from the Etherea’s energy saving initiative”, says Peter Emanuel, Air Conditioning Product Manager of FSW.