Lantronix PoE++ switch helps power Hotel Marcel net-zero energy hotel

Irvine, United States – Lantronix Inc., a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and the intelligent IT market, is announcing that its smart managed gigabit Power over Ethernet++ (PoE++) SM24TBT2DPB switch was utilised in powering the net-zero energy Hotel Marcel. Built in 1970, the hotel is designated as a historical building and is part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, a group of historical boutique hotels.

“To create the net-zero energy Hotel Marcel, we used alternative resources, such as the Lantronix PoE++ switch, to power the entire hotel, including the lighting and even our window shades,” says Bruce Redman Becker, FAIA, LEED AP of Becker + Becker and owner of the Hotel Marcel.

Case Study Overview

With advanced technology contributions from Lantronix and its value added reseller (VAR) Sinclair Digital Services, Hotel Marcel is the net-zero energy hotel that operates completely on its energy-efficient DC microgrid. The hotel’s renewable energy solution is powered in part by Lantronix’s PoE++ switch.

Challenge: Support creation of a net-zero energy hotel

The hotel owner had an ambitious goal of creating a model for environmental sustainability by building a net-zero energy hotel that would operate entirely on the energy it creates.

Challenges included:

  • Identifying and implementing the most efficient energy technologies
  • Retrofitting a 50-year-old historic building
  • Accommodating a very tight timeline

Solution: Lantronix smart managed gigabit Ethernet PoE++ switch

The hotel’s team turned to Lantronix, a provider in delivering high-end Power over Ethernet solutions for smart buildings; and Sinclair Digital Services, experts in delivering sustainable, safer power sources that enable efficiency, cut costs and provide a positive experience for building occupants.

To provide power to support the hotel’s renewable on-site energy generation solution, the hotel’s team chose Lantronix’s PoE++ switch. The only UL-certified switch with true 24×90-watt power and direct high-voltage DC power, the switch supports the latest PoE standard, ensuring the highest possible integration with the other smart building solutions. The Lantronix team worked with its partner to customise the functionality to ensure that it would meet the hotel’s power needs.

Results: Hotel generates 100% of its own power

Supported by Lantronix’s customised PoE++ switch and a smooth and integrated installation by Sinclair Digital Services, the hotel generates 100% of its own electricity and energy to power, automate and control all its electrical systems, including lighting, automatic window shades, heating and hot water as well as the guest room refrigerators.

The net-zero energy hotel, Hotel Marcel is the Passive House-certified hotels and one a dozen LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) Platinum-certified hotels in the country.

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