Green Hotel Project 2008- 2009.
With financial support from ADEME and in collaboration with IED's Expert, CCDE implemented the project to encourage the Hotel industries in Cambodia to do self energy audit within their Hotels in order to improve energy consumption, and the group has extensive experience in the built environment in general and in the SME sector.
Apparently, CCDE provided technical support to assist the Hotel technicians and Engineers in 4 volunteered Hotels - Amanjaya, Holiday, Gold Lion and CARA Hotels; to conduct the energy audits by themselves under supervision of CCDE's staff.
AMANDJAYA HOTEL- How low cost
measures reduce energy cost
The AMANJAYA hotel
is located in Phnom Penh city. The customers are tourists and businessmen.
hotel consists of 21 suites with different standings (Junior, Suite and
Panoramic), a restaurant, lounges, meeting rooms, and others facilities.
An energy 1 audit
executed in September 2008 showed that the energy consumed by the hotel was
above 45 000 kWh/month, costing 6 300 US $/month 2.
The hotel introduced
the measures recommended in the audit and after one year, the monthly energy
consumption was reduced to 13 200 kWh/month and the energy cost decreased to 3
The low cost
Installation of electric meters
on gensets and EDC supplies to optimize daily energy supply.
Replacement of all the 513
incandescent lamps (60W) by Efficient Compact Fluorescent lamps
(11W) (appliances in accordance
with the European Energy Label and standard).
Proper maintenance of
Air-conditioning systems (every month) and installation of UV and Infrared
filters to reduce solar thermal
loads in the rooms.
Re-design of the gas network at
1 The energy
audit was realized both by the hotel engineer, supported by IED/CDEC Team based
in Cambodia within the GREEN HOTEL program, and consultant services provided by
Exchange Service that acts as consultant to the AMAMDJAYA Hotel
2 Raw data for
the calculation: energy consumption for an occupancy rate of 65% and a diesel
price of 0.75US$. The overall
investment was about 6 500 US$ and the payback time was less than 3 months :
from now on AMANJAYA
saves 3 000 US$ per month, about 50% of its original bill.