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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 controller 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.

Client: Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Controls Contractor: Electra Control Inc. (with assistance from ALC regional office in Dubai, U.A.E.), Cairo, Egypt
Project Type: New installation
Building Size: 88,000 sq.meters / 947,224 sq. feet
Objectives: Provide control automation and energy-saving strategies throughout facility
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
HVAC Controls: Automated Logic WebCTRL
Installation Date: 2002
The Challenge Provide control automation and energy-saving strategies throughout facility
Incorporate latest web technologies into design
Install scalable system for planned resort expansion
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