Case Studies

Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort

Cairo, Egypt
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The Challenge:

  • Provide control automation and energy-saving strategies throughout facility
  • Incorporate latest web technologies into design
  • Install scalable system for planned resort expansion

The Players:
It’s an oasis in the heart of the Arabian Desert. The Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort, located just two miles from the ancient Pyramids of Giza on a beautifully landscaped 20-acre setting, features luxury, five-star accommodations and an 18-hole championship golf course. The facility includes 230 guest rooms, ballroom, meeting rooms, restaurants, offices and utility areas. A second hotel, a theme park and shopping mall are scheduled to open by 2007.

While planning the resort, project managers and engineers conducted an extensive analysis of current building control technologies. They determined that the hotel would be best served by a scalable system, with native BACnet® communications and full-featured web interface, capable of providing verifiable energy savings. Their analysis concluded that Automated Logic®’s WebCTRL exceeded all other systems in its use of native BACnet technologies, at every operational level, and that it incorporated the most advanced web standards. Electra Control Inc., Automated Logic’s local dealer, was selected over several competitors. Support was provided by ALC’s regional office in Dubai, U.A.E.

The Solution:
The WebCTRL installation is indeed comprehensive. It controls the entire HVAC system, from guest rooms (outfitted with Logistat Pro® sensors with fan speed controls) to the 1300TR Carrier chiller plant; lighting systems; electrical power distribution panels; water pumps; firefighting pumps; and stand-by generator. And the savings with the integration of Automated Logic.s energy-saving technologies, including trim-and-respond and setpoint optimization, resort operators are saving more than $5,000 (U.S.) each month in energy and manpower costs.

Design Considerations:
Web-based, open standards including third-party integration; scalable with resort expansion

Major Decision Drivers:
WebCTRL’s comprehensive use of native BACnet communications and integration with latest web technologies

Number of Buildings1
Total Area947,224
Systems IntegratedChiller, HVAC, Power Monitoring, Water Monitoring
System IntegratorElectra Control Inc