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Quimera Energy to optimise energy demand and reduce costs for Melia Hotels

Pioneering project utilizing the new Monitor & Save service within Quimera’s Hotels Sustainability Solutions portfolio.

Quimera has recently begun collaboration with Melia Hotels International on a project to reduce the consumption of energy and associated costs in its flagship ME Hotel in Barcelona. This is part of Quimera’s new Monitor & Save service, offered to the hospitality industry (as well as other sectors) in order to optimize the efficient use of energy. The project includes the implementation of a smart metering system that will provide permanent monitoring of the various energy demands of the building.

Our model is based on shared savings from reduced energy costs, thus aligning our interests with those of our partners. This also ensures that our commitment to the project goes beyond the advisory stage, with the successful deployment of identified energy optimization initiatives being our main priority.

Over the last ten years the cost of energy consumption in a typical hotel has risen from approximately 3-4% of overall operating costs to almost 10%. Also on the rise is an increasing number of tour operators who are seeking compliance with energy efficiency and environmental standards due to the growing awareness and demands of their clients.

For these reasons Quimera has added Monitor & Save to its Hotels Sustainability Solutions (HSS) portfolio. This new service is based on the monitoring and analysis of energy consumption in hotel establishments. Through proper data management we aim to facilitate the identification of energy efficiency improvement initiatives in order to reduce energy demand and expenditure.

The process begins with an analysis of historical energy consumption data, taking into account factors such as hotel occupation and climate (in accordance with international standards such as EVO’s International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol – IPMVP). This helps to establish a baseline from which improvement initiatives can then be assessed.

All this also includes the possibility of raising modality for ESCO projects in order to facilitate the financing of those actions that require investment.

About Quimera. Quimera is an international company that provides its clients with Sustainable solutions in the field of energy and mobility. Quimera started activity in 2009 and during the first three years has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the sustainability and innovative technologies introducing them into businesses and cities. Initially, Quimera began in Sustainable Mobility projects, which have positioned them as one of the world’s leading specialists in this field. As an example, Quimera has developed several prototypes of electric vehicles and has established a close partnership with Altran, the largest engineering company in Europe.Since 2011, Quimera has launched its Energy division specialising in the development of Energy Efficiency projects focused on reducing costs and promoting distributed energy systems using sustainable technologies. Since then, Quimera is working hard in different sectors such as Tourism and Food & Beverage.